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.

Office Hours

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.

Board & Commission Meetings
  • Please view our 2019 meeting schedule for times, dates, and locations of meetings for the Planning Commission, Zoning Commission, Zoning Board of Appeals and POCD Oversight Committee.
    Central Business District Proposed amendments and map changes
  • NEW: Central Business District regulations dated 6-6-2019 Approved effective June 14, 2019
  • NEW: Central Business District zone change map Approved effective June 14, 2019
  • Central Business District Proposed amendments dated 5-28-2019
  • Central Business District Proposed amendments dated 5-7-2019
  • Central Business District Proposed amendments April 9, 2019
  • Central Business District Proposed map changes April 9, 2019

  • SoNo Transit Oriented Development (TOD) Proposed map change and zoning regulations
  • NEW: SoNo Station Design District TOD regulations Approved effective April 27, 2018
  • NEW: SoNo Station Design District TOD zone change map Approved effective April 27, 2018
  • 2017 Report on SoNo TOD regulations and map
  • 2017 SoNo TOD maps
  • SoNo TOD Planning 

  • Plan of Conservation & Development

    NEW:  2019 Plan of Conservation & Development
    2008 Plan of Conservation & Development Plan of Conservation and Development

    Neighborhood Plans:

  • Broad River
  • Cranbury
  • ENNA
  • ENNA Map
  • Golden Hill
  • Silvermine
  • Silvermine Map
  • Silvermine Topo Map
  • Silvermine 1929 Aerial
  • Silvermine 1991 Aerial
  • Silvermine Thresholds & Gateways
  • Silvermine Public & Commercial
  • SONO Waterfront Communities
  • Spring Hill Hospital Area
  • West Norwalk
  • West Norwalk Addendum

    Planning Studies

    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 
  • Frequently Requested Resources