Town of Ridgefield Online Permit System


Here you can apply for various permits (LAND USE PERMITS ONLY - Does not include Planning &  Zoning Commission, Parking, Fire or Police). Please read the information below. Please note: If you already have an online ViewPermit account, you can use it to sign in. You do not have to create a new account. However, you are still bound by the conditions listed below.

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By using the ViewPermit portal/website (Online Permit System), you agree to the following conditions:

  1. The Town of Ridgefield and any of its employees shall not be liable for any or all inaccuracies that appear on this site.
  2. All information on this site may be subject to the Freedom of Information Act.
  3. The Town of Ridgefield and any of its employees have the right to remove access to this portal/website at any time for any reason.
  4. The Town of Ridgefield and any of its employees have the right to update or correct data at any time.
  5. The records and/or data presented are assumed to be correct. The Town of Ridgefield and any of its employees shall not be liable for any or all inaccuracies in the records and/or data.

Permit fees are paid up-front. There might be other additional department fees levied. No permit will be issued until all fees are paid.

Effective October 1st 2017

All permits REQUIRE:
• A Valid Email Address
• An Online Account
• Known Fees Paid Up Front
Credit Cards accepted online: Visa/MC/Discover. A processing fee applies.  Checks and Cash can be paid in person.


New Legislation for Building Permits

House Bill No. 7046

Public Act No. 17-176


Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Assembly convened:

Section 1. Section 29-265 of the general statutes is amended by adding subsection (c) as follows (Effective October 1, 2017):

(NEW) (c) Nine years from the date of issuance of a building permit issued pursuant to section 29-263 for construction or alteration of a one-family dwelling, two-family dwelling or structure located on the same parcel as a one-family dwelling or two-family dwelling, for which construction or alteration a certificate of occupancy, as defined in the regulations adopted pursuant to section 29-252, has not been issued by the building official, such building permit shall be deemed closed. Following such nine-year period, no enforcement action based upon work commenced or completed pursuant to an open building permit shall be commenced. No municipality or officer or employee of any such municipality shall be liable concerning any claim relating to the closure of a building permit pursuant to this section. For the purposes of this section, "structure" has the same meaning as in the zoning regulations for the municipality in which the building permit was issued, or if undefined by such regulations, "structure" means any combination of materials that is affixed to the land, including, but not limited to, a shed, garage, sign, fence, wall, pool, patio, tennis court or deck.

Approved July 10, 2017



Due to the increasing number and intensity of major storm events (1/2" or greater) erosion and sediment control plan minimum requirements are being increased to help mitigate significant negative impact to all wetlands, watercourses, roadways and properties. 
This notice is applicable to all Development Applications and other activities that require the submission of an Erosion and Sedimentation Control Plan to the Land Use Office. 
All Erosion and Sedimentation Control Plans submitted after September 1, 2018 showing a "single-line" erosion control barrier will no longer be accepted by the Land Use Office. 
All Erosion and Sedimentation Control Plans will be required to show, at a minimum, multiple layers of erosion control barriers at the most vulnerable points, and, when applicable, additional 
enhanced measures

An example of an enhanced measure will be the requirement that all Construction Entrances will be required to be "flared-out" at the Construction Entrance's intersection with the roadway. Additionally, Construction Entrances will be required to be installed in such a manner that all vehicles will have to travel the full length of the Construction Entrance when entering and exiting the site. 
Additional types of enhanced measures are: the use of fore-bays, stone check dams, diversion swales, settling basins, etc. 
Erosion and Sedimentation Control Plans submitted for properties that contain steep slopes, Inland Wetlands, Watercourses, Water-bodies, Floodplains, Aquifers, and other sensitive site features, may be required to provide additional erosion control measures. 
Erosion and Sediment Control Plans shall be designed so that no silty water leaves the immediate work site, and or creates a negative impact to all wetlands, watercourses, roadways and properties. 
Any Erosion and Sediment Control Plan that is designed to allow water that has contact with any earth ­disturbed area to leave the Erosion Control protected area, will have to show how the water will be 
treated to ensure that only clean water will outflow. 
Failure to properly maintain Erosion and Sediment Controls may result in the immediate revocation of permits. 


By clicking on the button below to enter and use the Online Permit System, I agree to accept and abide by the information above.

ViewPermit Portal