Starting October 1st, Beard Sawmill Road will be closed to all thru traffic between Wells Hollow Farm Ice Cream, and Route 8 overpass for road reconstruction. Work is anticipated to take 4 weeks, and only authorized workers will be allowed to enter the work zone. Concrete barricades will completely block 1 end of the work zone, police will control access from the other.
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About the Purchasing Department

The Purchasing Agent is responsible for purchases regulated by the City and its Charter, section 7.14 The Purchasing Agent reports directly to the Director of Finance.

The Purchasing Department is located at 54 Hill Street, Shelton, Ct 06484. The office is open Tuesday thru Friday 8:00am - 5:30pm.

All appointments are scheduled in advance by calling 203-924-1555 x 1506

The Purchasing Agent shall let to bid all purchases (including those made by the Board of Education) which reasonably may involve the expenditure of Five Thousand Dollars ($7,500.00) or more by the Invitation of sealed bids, giving at least ten (10) days notice of the closing for bids by publication at least once In a newspaper having A substantial circulation in the City. Within five (5) days after the closing date for bids, the bids shall be opened publicly by the Purchasing Agent contract for the purchase to the lowest responsible bidder, provided however, the City may reject any, all or any part of any bids. If the authority to award contracts has been delegated, shall award contracts. The Board of Aldermen may establish such other regulations for purchases and bidding as It deems appropriate.

When any purchase Involves an expenditure In excess of TwoThousand Dollars ($2,000.00) and does not exceed SevenThousand FiveHundred and Ninety Nine Dollars ($7,500.00), the Purchasing Agent, or In the case of the Board of Education, an agent designated by the Board of Education, shall obtain a minimum of three written proposals for the purchase of the item and shall make such purchase from the lowest responsible vendor, unless the Purchasing Agent, or In the case of the Board of Education, an agent designated by the Board of Education determines other wise and in that event, the Purchasing Agent or in the case, of the Board of Education, an agent designated by the Board of Education shall create and maintain a written record of the reasons for such choice.

"Purchase" as used herein shall be defined to include the purchase In any fiscal year of any item, service or combination of items or services which singly or in the aggregate total the amounts indicated herein. Aggregate purchases shall not be divided into smaller increments so as to avoid the provisions called for herein.

The Board of Aldermen and the Board of Education for its purchases shall establish by resolution those services which are considered as professional and as to which bidding is not required. The Board of Aldermen and the Board of Education respectively may by such resolution establish such procedures with regard thereto as each deems reasonable. When the purchase of goods and the provision for services are combined, that portion involving the purchase of goods shall be subject to the provisions of this section.

Waiver of Bids: Whenever the Purchasing Agent shall determine that bidding for any particular goods or services would be impractical, impossible, or unwise, the Purchasing Agent shall recommend to the Board of Aldermen that bids be waived. Each such recommendation shall be in writing and shall state its reason. If the Board approves such recommendation by an affirmative vote of at least six (6) of the eight (8) members, bids shall, be waived and the goods or services shall be purchased In such manner as the Board of Aldermen directs.

The Director of Finance shall record the amount of each authorized purchase and each contract for a future purchase a encumbrance against the appropriation from which it is paid or to be paid.

Each charge and prospective charge against at the City shall state the Department and the appropriation against which it is to be charged. The Director of Finance or his agent shall audit and approve as correct and valid each charge against the City and shall authorize payment of all approved charges in writing. At the end of each month the Board of Apportionment and Taxation shall review the charges against the City for the preceding month and may make recommendations to the Mayor concerning charges against the City.

The Director of Finance shall prescribe the time at which and the manner in which persons receiving money for the account of the City shall be paid.

Online Purchasing Forms

Bid Requirements


Bid Return Label

Sample of Contract

Current Bid Invitations

Please contact the Purchasing Department for complete Bid Packets



BID INVITATION 39-08 Lane Street Bridge Replacement


BID INVITATION 39-15 Lane Waverly Bridge Inspections RFQ


BID INVITATION BID # 39-09 Sidewalk Replacement at 415 Howe Avenue


BID INVITATION 39-07 Natural Gas for the City of Shelton


City Hall
54 Hill Street – Second Floor
Shelton, CT 06484


(203) 924-1555 ext. 1506


(203) 924-4273


Tuesday - Friday 8:00 A.M. – 5:30 P.M.

Dept. Head:

Gene Sullivan

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To receive bid specifications please contact the purchasing department, (203) 924-1555 Ext.1304.

Legislative Finding or About Wetland Regulation in Shelton

Protect the citizens of the City by making provisions for the protection, preservation, maintenance and use of the Inland Wetlands and Watercourses by minimizing their disturbance and pollution; maintaining and improving water quality in accordance with the highest standards set by federal, state or local authority; preventing damage from erosion, turbidity or siltation; preventing loss of fish or other beneficial aquatic organisms, wildlife or vegetation and the destruction of the natural habitats thereof; deterring and inhibiting the danger of flood and pollution; protecting the quality of wetlands and watercourses for their conservation, economic, aesthetic, recreational and other public and private uses and values; protecting the City’s potable fresh water supplies from the dangers of droughts, overdraft, pollution, misuse and mismanagement.

Provide an orderly process to balance the need for the economic growth of the City, and the use of its land with the need to protect its environment and ecology in order to forever guarantee to the people of the City, the safety of such natural resources for their benefit and enjoyment and for the benefit and enjoyment of generations yet unborn.


All construction activities new and additions, detached structures, pools, etc. require the processing of a certificate of compliance. This certificate is a tool to not only verify the presence of regulated areas but establishes whether the proposed activity is considered to be adhering to the regulatory standards of the Agency. The standards are based on distances from the various regulated areas and are not affected by any particular property line. Activities new or in wetlands and watercourses require the processing of an application for permit.

Public Hearings

The Shelton Inland Wetlands Commission meets the second Thursday of each month. Special meeting may be scheduled as need basis.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a wetland?

Connecticut’s program for regulation actually includes wetlands and watercourses. They are referred to as regulated areas. Wetlands are defined based on the drainage characteristics of the soil. These include poorly drained, very poorly drained, and certain alluvial or flood plain soils. Watercourses include brooks, streams, rivers, ponds, lakes, marshes, bogs and swamps. All of the watercourses have various features that define them. There is also a unique type of wetland known as a vernal pool. In elementary terms it can be thought of as a seasonal pond. This type of wetland may provide critical habitat for various amphibians rare and uncommon in Connecticut.

What is a setback or buffer?

A setback or buffer is the upland area adjacent to a wetland or watercourse where the agency regulates activities which may have an impact on the above regulated areas. Specific buffers are detailed in the Commission’s regulations. By Connecticut Statute these areas are known as “Upland Review Areas”

 What type and amount of fees are involved?

There are several types of fees involved with the regulatory program. The exact amounts vary depending on the type of development, the size of disturbance as well as type of disturbance. These fees are detailed in the Commission’s regulations.

Is there a wetlands map?

Yes, there is a wetlands map for identifying the general location of major regulated resources within the City. The actual character of the land for regulated areas determination is spelled out in the regulatory requirements.

Are there regulations?

There are regulations enacted by the Commission in accordance with the parameters established by the Connecticut State Statutes via legislation in 1973. Shelton’s program was developed in June of 1974 through passage of an ordinance of the Shelton Board of Alderman.

At the present time there are no online documents but hope to have several in the near future. We apologize for any inconvenience.

  • Fees
  • Inland Wetlands And Watercourses Regulations
  • Shelton Aquifer Regulations
  • Application Specifications
  • Wetlands Release Notice
  • Application Cover Sheet
  • Erosion Notice
  • Notice of Regulation Area
  • Standard Permit
  • Map Rules
  • Wetlands Release
  • Application for Permit
  • Buffer Permit
  • Contents of Application
  • Site Investigation Form


City Hall
54 Hill Street – Third Floor
Shelton, CT 06484


(203) 924-1555 ext. 1512


(203) 924-6980


Tuesday – Friday 8:00 A.M. – 5:30 P.M.

Dept. Head:

John R. Cook, Wetland Administrator

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