Building Inspector/ Zoning Enforcer

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Building/Zoning office is open by appointment only. Permit applications can be downloaded below. Filled out permits can be mailed to town hall at Voluntown Town Hall, Box 96, Voluntown, CT 06384 or dropped off in the drop box at the front (street side) door of Town Hall, or emailed to the email addresses below. For assistance or questions, please email Beth or Peter at the addresses below. Voice mails are checked regularly as well.

Building Inspector & Zoning Enforcement Officer:  Peter Zvingilas,

Secretary: Susan Choquette,

Phone 860- 376-3867

Building Inspector/Zoning Enforcement Office Hours:


1st & 3rd Monday evenings, 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. – 2nd & 4th Tuesday evening 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Thursday 5 – 7 PM

Secretary Hours: 
Appointments to meet/schedule inspections with the Building Inspector/Zoning Enforcement Officer can be made during Secretary Hours.  Applications for a permit can be dropped off at Town Hall Monday thru Thursday 9 am to 4 pm at the Town Clerk’s Office when the Secretary is not in.

Monday – Thurs 9:00 A.M to 2:00 P.M.

1st & 3rd Monday evenings, 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. – 2nd & 4th Tuesday evening 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Thursday 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Wetland Regulations
Zoning Regulations

The Voluntown Wetland Agent, Joe Theroux, must be contacted when submitting any building permit to make sure that there are no wetlands near the site. For more info and how to contact:  Wetland Notification Sheet
Prior to putting an addition onto your home, installing an in ground or above ground pool, or building a deck, garage or storage she, approval is required from UNCAS Health if you have a septic system. For more information and the application form: UNCAS HEALTH APPLICATION

Permit Applications

Pools (in ground & above ground)

Pool information is below along with all necessary applications.

Building Fees

1. Residential Estimated Cost:

  Item Cost (per square foot)
Basement unfinished $30
Basement finished $80
Living space $80
Garage unfinished $40
Garage finished $50
Shed $20
Deck $20

2. Building permit fee: $16.26 per $1,000 of estimated cost.

3. Electrical service changes $25.00 per request.

4. Mechanical permits: $16.26 per $1,000 of estimated cost or any portion thereof (electric, plumbing, heating, air conditioning, ventilation).

5. Demolition permits: $50.00 standard flat fee. Any accessory building 600 sq. ft or less will pay no fee.

6. Miscellaneous permit: $25.00 per request (Woodstoves, fireplaces, pellet stoves).

7. For work previously completed without a building permit: $200.00.

8. For any building/structure in progress without a building permit: $100.00.

9. For any trade work in a building/structure in progress without a permit in place: $200.00 each trade.

10. No building application shall be approved by the Building Department of the Town of Voluntown until the applicant provides the Building Department with proof there are no delinquent taxes due for the property for which an application is made, or provides a statement from the Tax Collector that the owner of the property for which an application is made, has entered into a payment program to pay off any delinquent taxes which may be due. As used in this section, the term “building application” shall include any application for building, mechanical or septic permits.