Planning & Zoning Department
What We Do:
Ø Guide growth and development in the city.
Ø Provide information, guidance and administrative support to the Zoning Board of Appeals, Zoning Commission, Planning Commission and Harbor Management Commission.
Ø Assist the land use Commissions in establishing the long-term vision for the city by implementing the goals outlined in the Plan of Conservation and Development.
Ø Conduct planning studies related to traffic, parking, housing, urban design, mobility, resiliency, economic development, etc. as directed by the Commissions and/or the legislative body.
Ø Provide objective information to residents and applicants on matters regarding land use.
Ø Review and process applications, administer and enforce Zoning and Subdivision Regulations.
Walk-in hours for permit applications & questions:
Monday - Thursday (8:30 am - 12:30 pm)
Friday (8:30 am - 11:00 am)
NOTE: Afternoon hours are by appointment only!
For more info, please contact the Planning & Zoning Dept at (203) 854-7780.
2008 Plan of Conservation & Development
Plan of Conservation and Development
Click here for link to Mid-Harbor Plan, Wall Street Area Planning Study and other planning documents
Status of Major Projects
View a list of developments recently approved or currently under construction
Link to City Hall directory:
Effective May 27, 2016:Applicants must notify neighbors of application submittal for all CAM, SPR and Special Permit applications no later than 10 days after application is submitted to this office
- Application Fees and forms
- Building Zone Map
- Building Zone Regulations
- Municipal Code / City of Norwalk Codebook
- Zoning Permit Brochure
- FEMA Website - Flood Maps
- FEMA Flood Map Norwalk (PDF)
- FEMA Flood Zones Norwalk (Interactive)
- National Flood Insurance Program