Zoning Regulations & Applications: New Milford, Connecticut (CT)

The purpose of the Zoning Commission is to guide the growth and development of the Town of New Milford so as to promote beneficial and convenient relationships among residential, commercial, industrial and public areas within the town in accordance with Section 8 of the Connecticut General Statutes and the Town of New Milford Zoning Regulations. Zoning is responsible for the issuance of permits related to commercial and industrial projects as well as additions or accessory structures.

Permits are typically required for: new buildings, structures and accessory structures, home occupations, signs, tennis and other sports courts, swimming pools, fences, patios, decks, remodeling that will change a buildings use, proposed uses of existing and proposed buildings and properties, such as commercial and industrial uses.

Below please find various application forms and the actual Town of New Milford Zoning Regulations. If you have any questions relative to whether your proposed activity requires a zoning 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.

New Milford Zoning Regulations
Adopted December 1971, the Town of New Milford Zoning Regulations should be consulted prior to performing any activity that requires a zoning permit. The Zoning Regulations exist to provide for the orderly and responsible growth of the Town from a residential, commercial and industrial perspective.

New Milford Zoning Map
Open this map to determine what zone the property you are interested is in. The zone of the property impacts how close you can have a structure to your property line, how big a structure can be on your property and what uses are allowed for the particular zone.

Amendments to the Town of New Milford Zoning Regulations
This page details all of the amendments that have recently been made to the Town of New Milford Zoning Regulations.

New Milford Zoning Application for Zoning Permit
This is the actual permit that you must fill out for activities such as additions, houses, pools, decks, garages or sheds that do not require a site plan or special permit application.

New Milford Zoning Application for Zoning Permit Procedures
This form details the procedures that need to be followed to obtain a zoning permit. A survey is typically required in order to obtain a zoning permit. Please contact us at (860) 354-9346 to obtain a free consultation and quote.

New Milford Zoning Permit Requirements
This document notes the required documents that must be submitted in order to obtain a zoning permit.

New Milford Zoning Site Plan Application
This application form must be filled out for anyone proposing a commercial or industrial use or buildings associated with said use. A site plan application typically consists of a surveysite development planstormwater management plan, lighting plan,sedimentation and erosion control plan and traffic study which can all be performed by our office.

New Milford Zoning Site Plan Application Cover Page
This is the cover page to the site plan application which also includes the fee schedule.

New Milford Zoning Special Permit Application
Some proposed uses in the Town of New Milford require a Special Permit which gives the Commission greater discretion in reviewing an application. A Special Permit requires a Public Hearing to be called at which members of the public may comment on the proposed application. A Special Permit is required for a number of reasons including but not limited to: buildings which are over a certain size threshold, high traffic generating uses, accessory apartments, certain uses in residential districts, etc. A Special Permit application requires a site specific surveysite development planstormwater management plan, lighting plan,sedimentation and erosion control plan and traffic study which can all be performed by our office.

New Milford Zoning Special Permit Application Cover Page
This is the cover page to the special permit application which also includes the fee schedule

.New Milford Zoning Public Hearing Requirements
This document notes the specific requirements of an applicant as part of a Public Hearing associated with a Special Permit application.

Request to Waive Form
An applicant may request to waive certain requirements of the Zoning Regulations as part of a site plan or special permit. This document must be filled out to formally request said waivers.

New Milford Sign Permit Application
This is the application form that is required to be filled out to be able to place a sign on your property or building.

New Milford Sign Permit Information
This document provides guidance as to the signs that you are allowed to have on your property depending on the zone in which your property resides.

New Milford Accessory Apartment Summary Information
This document provides a summary of the accessory apartment Zoning Regulation and how it is applied to a residential property.

New Milford Zoning Setback Summary
This documents provides a summary of setback requirements for each zone in the Town of New Milford.

New Milford Zoning Application to Amend the Zoning Regulations
This application form must be filled out in order to petition to amend the Town of New Milford Zoning Regulations.

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.

Public Water Supply Watershed or Aquifer Area Project Notification Form (Local Water Company)
The Connecticut General Statutes requires an applicant to notify the local water company of any project proposed in a public water supply aquifer protection area or watershed area. A map of the Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection Aquifer Protection Area is provided below for the Town of New Milford to assist you in determining if you need to provide this notification. Click here for a sample letter to the water company.

Public Water Supply Watershed or Aquifer Area Project Notification Form (CT DPH)

In 2006, Public Act 06-53 was passed which requires an applicant to notify the Connecticut Department of Public Health of any project proposed in a public water supply aquifer protection area or watershed area. A map of the Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection Aquifer Protection Area is provided below for the Town of New Milford to assist you in determining if you need to provide this notification.

Town of New Milford Aquifer Protection Area Map
Determined by the Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection, this map delineates Aquifer Protection Areas in the Town of New Milford. 

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 New Milford to determine if the Regulations and/or application forms have recently changed.