Town of Woodbridge, CT
New Haven County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Selectmen of the Town of Woodbridge 4-12-1995, effective 5-13-1995 (Ch. 6, Art. VII, of the 1983 Code). Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Blighted premises — See Ch. 175.
Fire prevention — See Ch. 237.
Historic preservation — See Ch. 264.
Building permit system — See Ch. A600, Art. I.

§ 183-1 Permit required; requirements.

No person, firm, corporation or other entity shall demolish any building, structure or part thereof without first obtaining a permit from the Building Department. No permit shall be issued until the applicant:
A. 
Complies with the provisions of the Connecticut State Demolition Code, § 29-401 et seq. of the General Statutes, and the provisions of Section 105.0 of the State Building Code and files an application for a demolition permit with the Building Official upon a form provided by the Town; and
B. 
Complies with the provisions of § 183-2 below, if the building, structure or part thereof to be demolished is 500 square feet in size or larger and more than 100 years old.

§ 183-2 Requirements for certain old buildings above certain size.

With respect to any application to demolish a building, structure or part thereof which is 500 square feet in size or larger and more than 100 years old, in addition to the applicant's complying with the provisions of § 183-1 above, prior to the issuance of a demolition permit the applicant shall:
A. 
Within 10 days following the filing of the demolition permit application, provide, by registered or certified mail, notice to each adjoining property owner as required by § 29-407 of the General Statutes and provide proof of such notice to the Building Official. The identity of the owners entitled to notification under this section shall be those adjoining property owners as shown on the then current Woodbridge Assessor's records.
B. 
Give notice as prescribed above to any registered organization or other entity concerned with the historic preservation of structures within the municipality registered pursuant to § 183-3A and provide proof of such notice to the Building Official.

§ 183-3 Filing of comments or objections.

A. 
To be entitled to notification under this chapter, any organization or other entity concerned with the historic preservation of structures shall register with the Building Official and indicate a desire to be notified of demolition permit applications. Such registration must be renewed annually each January 1, following the initial registration.
B. 
If a written comment or objection is presented to the Building Official within 15 days following notice as described under § 183-2 above, the Building Official shall postpone issuance of the permit for a period of 60 days from receipt of application, provided that the person presenting the comment or objection demonstrates to the Building Official that some reasonable alternative to demolition is being pursued.
C. 
If the application is not withdrawn during the sixty-day period, the demolition permit shall be issued at the end of that period and the demolition may occur.
D. 
If no comment or objection to the demolition of the subject building, structure or part thereof is filed within 15 days of said notice, the Building Official may issue the permit forthwith.

§ 183-4 Fees.

A. 
The fee is based on the cost of demolition work. The applicant for a demolition permit shall pay a permit fee based on the fee set forth in the Building Department fee schedule.
B. 
No permit shall be issued until all required fees have been paid.

§ 183-5 Duration of permit.

Any permit issued shall become invalid if the authorized work is not commenced within six months after issuance of the permit, or if the authorized work is suspended or abandoned for a period of six months after the time of commencing the work.

§ 183-6 Penalties for offenses. [1]

Any person who violates any provision of this chapter shall be fined no more than $250 or imprisoned not more than one year, or both.
[1]
Editor's Note: Added at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. II).