Planning & Zoning Department

Starting Monday, March 13, 2020:

Due to the current closure of City Hall to the public, we will no longer be making in-person appointments.  

For Zoning Permits, the Zoning Permit application instructions can be found here.  You will need to submit copies of your site plan and construction drawings with the application.  You can call the P&Z mainline, at 203-854-7780, or email with questions.

For applications to the Planning Commission and Zoning Commission, follow navigation at the top left to "Applications, Fees & Annual Meeting Schedule".

NOTE: Agendas for all meetings can be found on the Meeting Notices page. Click here to access.

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 2020 meeting schedule for times, dates, and locations of meetings for the Planning Commission, Zoning Commission, Zoning Board of Appeals and Aquifer Protection Agency..

2019 - 2029 Plan of Conservation & Development

NEW: Norwalk Citywide Plan 2019-2029 Plan of Conservation & Development

Building Zone Regulations Rewrite

The City of Norwalk is in the process of undertaking the first comprehensive rewrite of the zoning regulations in over 30 years! We have decided to undertake a 2-step process of rewriting the regulations. In Step 1 we retained Planimetrics, a well-respected and experienced Connecticut consulting firm, to identify issues with the current regulations and provide recommendations on how to construct our next generation of regulations and develop a budget to complete the comprehensive rewrite.  The draft report, currently under consideration by the Zoning Commission is provided below:

Planning Documents & 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