Building Inspection Division

The Building Inspection Division encompasses:
The Building Department
Property Maintenance Unit
Zoning Enforcement

Notice: Effective immediately, all building permit applications and payments must be made through the online permit system ONLY. No payments sent by mail or delivery service will be accepted in the Building Department office. 


Building Department QR Code

QR code for Building Department

Our office will continue to be available by phone and email during regular business hours.

  • Building permit applications - will be accepted thru the town’s online portal only.
  • Construction drawings and project specifications may be deposited in the drop box at the front of Lincoln Center (by entrance #1).
  • Inspections -
    • Inspection requests should be made by email at buildingdept@manchesterct.gov or by calling 860.647.3052.
    • Interior inspections in occupied residential properties MAY require a remote video inspection (RVI) via Apple Facetime or google Duo”. Contractor must be on site for RVI’s.
    • All other inspections shall continue where social distancing guidelines can be maintained.
  • Receipts for permit fees paid, permits and certificates of occupancy and approval shall be delivered by email.
  • The building department will continue to respond to emergency call-outs as needed.

During this period of disruption, our department will be working to update our workflows to create a more efficient permitting process that will benefit our community in the future.


Covid-19 Operations Advisory(PDF, 127KB)



Contact us

Staff and Contact Info

Greg Smith
Chief Building Inspector
860-647-3052

Jim Roy
Assistant Chief Building Inspector
860-647-3110

Ben Migliorati
Assistant Building Inspector
860-647-3153

Timothy Brennan
Assistant Building Inspector
860-647-3059

PT Assistant Building Inspector

Ted Cierocki
Assistant Building Inspector
860-647-3109

 Alex Cotto
PT Neighborhood Inspection Officer
860-647-3056

James Davis
Zoning Enforcement Officer
860-647-3057

Jennifer Granato
Senior Account Associate
860-647-3184

Paula Zanetti
Clerical Assistant
860-647-3052

Susan Scala
PT Clerical Assistant
860-647-3052


Mailing Address

Building Department
PO Box 191
Manchester, CT 06045

Directions to our department (map)

From North and Bradley Int'l Airport
I-91 South to I-291 South
I-291 South to I-384 East
Follow from I-384 below

From South and New Haven area
I-91 North to I-84 East
I-84 East to I-384 East
Follow from I-384 below

From East and Boston
Take I-84 West to I-384 East
Follow from I-384 below

From West and Danbury area
Take I-84 East to I-384 East
Follow from I-384 below

From I-384 East
Exit 3 (Manchester/Glastonbury, route 83)
Bear right off the exit ramp onto Main Street (you will pass over the highway)
Continue on Main Street for approximately one mile (9 stop lights) to the intersection of Main and Center Streets (aka Route 83 and 44)
At the stop light take a left onto Center Street
The Town Hall is immediately on your right
The driveway is located between the Town Hall and the Fire Station.
Drive to the rear corner of the parking lot and around the church to Lincoln Center
Parking is available in the front of the building
The Building Department is located on the second floor of Lincoln Center