Town of Ridgefield Online Permit System


*** NOTICES ***

*** Starting February 16, 2021, Credit/Debit cards will be the only accepted method of payment for permits obtained in ViewPointCloud, the online permitting system used by the Town of Ridgefield.

*** A new version of the permitting system, ViewPointCloud, is now available.

You will be required to register your account in the updated system. If you have previously used the system, your account will take about a day to sync with your new login on the new system as long as you are using the same email address as before.

Thank you for your support of Ridgefield!


Here you can apply for various permits (LAND USE PERMITS ONLY -  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.

THIS WEBSITE HAS BEEN TESTED ON THE FOLLOWING OPERATING SYSTEMS: WINDOWS/MacOS/LINUX/ANDROID/IOS/ChromeOS AND THE FOLLOWING BROWSERS: CHROME/FIREFOX/OPERA/SAFARI/EDGE. We cannot be responsible for any technical issues you may have on your computing device. If you have issues creating a permit, please come to the Annex and use our public computers. The Staff is happy to help you with creating a permit there.

By using the ViewPointCloud portal/website (Online Permitting 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.


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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 ViewPointCloud Online Permitting System, I agree to accept and abide by the information above.

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