Planning Regulations & Applications: Bethlehem, Connecticut (CT)

The function of the Town of Bethlehem Planning Commission includes but is not limited to: adopt, amend and administer the Subdivision Regulations, deciding upon applications for approval of subdivision or resubdivision plans; to adopt and amend the Towns Plan of Conservation and Development, to review and make recommendations on all proposed municipal improvements. Below please find various application forms and the actual Town of Bethlehem Planning Regulations. If you have any questions relative to whether your proposed activity requires a Planning permit, please do not hesitate to contact us at (860) 354-9346 so that we may assist you. We also offer full service land use permitting where we handle the entire permitting process from beginning to end.

Bethlehem Land Use Guide
This document details the hours and contact information for each land use department.

Bethlehem Subdivision Regulations
Last revised October 20, 2003, the Town of Bethlehem Subdivision Regulations should be consulted prior to considering a subdivision or resubdivision. The Regulations spell out the requirements relative to splitting your land into multiple building lots.

Bethlehem Subdivision Application Form
This is the application form that must be filled out for anyone proposing to subdivide or resubdivide their land. A set of subdivision plans typically consist of a surveysite development planstormwater management plan, and sedimentation and erosion control plan which can all be performed by our office. Please contact us at (860) 354-9346 for more information on how we can help you subdivide your property.

Bethlehem Road Ordinance
This Ordinance details how any public road shall be constructed in the Town of Bethlehem.

Bethlehem Junk Yards and Dealers Ordinance
This Ordinance details the requirements that you must follow if you are a junk yard or dealer in Town.

Bethlehem Plan of Conservation and Development
The Town of Bethlehem Plan of Conservation and Development , adopted 1999, provides a framework of needs, policies, actions and priorities that will guide community decision makers on land-use management, community facilities development, parks and recreation, open space and environmental conservation, transportation and traffic improvement, utilities services and economic development. At least once every ten years the Commission must prepare or amend, and must adopt a Plan of Conservation and Development.

Connecticut Public Act 05-124
This Act states that an applicant cannot file a permit application other than for interior work in an existing building or for exterior work that does not expand or alter the footprint of an existing building if the subject property is encumbered by a conservation restriction or preservation restriction. Please read the above Act fully to ensure that your permit will not be unnecessarily overturned if it is to be appealed.

If you have any questions regarding the interpretation of a local land use regulation or application or you are interested in working with us on a project, contact us at (860) 354-9346. We look forward to speaking with you!

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Please note that you should always contact the Town of Bethlehem to determine if the Regulations and/or application forms have recently changed.