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 2018 meeting schedule for times, dates, and locations of meetings for the Planning Commission, Zoning Commission, Zoning Board of Appeals and POCD Oversight Committee.
  • SoNo Transit Oriented Development (TOD) Proposed map change and zoning regulations
  • NEW: PROPOSED SoNo Station Design District TOD regulations February 13, 2018
  • NEW: PROPOSED SoNo Station Design District TOD zone change map February 2018
  • 2017 Report on SoNo TOD regulations and map
  • 2017 SoNo TOD maps
  • Housing Affordability in Norwalk
  • SoNo TOD Planning 

    2008 Plan of Conservation & Development

    Plan of Conservation and Development
  • Norwalk Tomorrow website link:
  • 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