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 information, please contact the Planning & Zoning Department at (203) 854-7780.

Board & Commission Meetings

  • Please view our 2017 meeting schedule for times, dates, and locations of meetings for the Planning Commission, Zoning Commission, Zoning Board of Appeals and POCD Oversight Committee.

    2008 Plan of Conservation & Development

    Plan of Conservation and Development
  • Land Use Map
  • 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 

    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