Planning and Zoning
Office Hours: Tuesday - Friday 8:00 - 5:30 pm
Phone: (203) 924-1555 Ext. 361
Contact: Richard D. Schultz, AICP
About Planning and Zoning
The Planning and Zoning Department has many duties and responsibilities. During the course of any given day, the Department provides administrative, general planning, permitting and zoning enforcement to its citizens and general public. The Department currently employees a full time Administrator, Assistant Administrator/Zoning Enforcement Officer, Zoning Enforcement Officer and part-time Field Inspector jointly used with the Inlands Wetlands Department.
The Administrator/Assistant Administrator are responsible for processing and recording all zoning and planning applications. This also includes collecting, documenting and reporting of all fees to the Finance Office and certain fees to the State DEP. Other duties include the preparation of meeting agendas, legal notices for pending zone changes and special exceptions applications and decisions of Commission action, processing of site development bonds and general assistance to other departments, boards and other groups. Quarterly and Annual Reports are also prepared and distributed to all City departments and boards. Attendance at monthly Commission meetings is required to report on zoning permits and violation notices.
The Zoning Enforcement Officer is responsible for the enforcement of the local zoning regulations, sediment and erosion control regulations and Coastal Area Management Program. Daily duties include the reviewing of house additions, pools, new dwellings, sheds, etc. and the issuance of zoning permits authorizing the work.
The Planning and Zoning Commission conducts their regular meeting on the second Tuesday of each month at 7:00 P.M. in Room 303. Special meetings are conducted on an as needed basis, usually on the fourth Wednesday of the month at 7:00 P.M.
You can download these documents and print them on your local printer. These documents are .PDF (Portable Document Format) files requiring the use of the free Adobe Acrobat Reader© version 4.0 and above needed to read these files.
- Permit Flow Chart
- Subdivision Regulations
- Planning & Zoning Regulations (Recodified July 3, 2013) (725.97 kB)
- Schedule A (Permitted Uses) (52.3 kB)
- Schedule B - Standards (61.88 kB)
- Off Street Parking And Loading Regulations (112.73 kB)
- PDD Regulations
- Adopted POCD
- RFD Regulations
- Zoning Map
- Adopted Sign Regulations