Manchester, Connecticut

Plan Reviews and Permits


As we respond to COVID-19 challenges, the Fire Marshal’s Office will be working remotely for the foreseeable future.

  • All staff will continue to be responsive to phone calls, texts and emails during normal business hours.

  •  Routine Fire Safety Inspections are suspended and will be re-evaluated weekly, to determine if it is safe to resume our inspection process.   

  • Inspections for construction, permits and license renewals will be done by appointment on a case-by-case basis. 

  • Plan reviews will continue to be completed within the 30-day State mandate.

    Once you apply for your Permit with the Building Dept, your Fire Marshal plan review must either be mailed via USPS, e-mailed to, or completed online through the Building Dept. All applicable documention (listed in Items #1-3 below) must be included in the plan review package, or your review will be held up.

  • ‚ÄčIf completed online, you will be contacted via e-mail by a Fire Marshal representative to complete the Plan Review process & to give you the fee that is due, by mailed-in check or credit card.  A link to our online payment system (Invoice Cloud) will be provided to you to make your credit card payment.

Thank you for your patience as we all navigate these difficult times. Our Staff will always be here to support all of our customers & the residents of the Town of Manchester.

Plan Reviews / Permits

Please bring the following to the Fire Marshal's Office:

  1. A copy of the receipt from the Building Department (The Fire Marshal's Office does not have a separate application for most permits).  If the permit application is completed online through ViewPermit, you will receive an e-mail within a day or so with further instructions & a copy of the receipt.  This Office requires a physical, printed copy.
  2. One (1) copy of your detailed plan, including specifications and/or cut-sheet(s) if needed.
  3. Plan Review Fee, via cash, check (payable to: Town of Manchester), or credit card (see Fee Schedule below).
Fee Schedule
Credit Card Payment Link (Invoice Cloud)
PLEASE NOTE:  All (3) three portions of the plan review must be received in order for the review to begin.

The Connecticut Fire Safety Code and the Connecticut Building Code, allow up to 30 days to act on applications.  Plan Reviews are completed on a first-come, first-served basis & completed as quickly as possible.