Planning & Zoning Regulations & Applications: Plymouth, Connecticut (CT)

The purpose of the Planning & Zoning Commission is to guide the growth and development of the Town of Plymouth 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 Plymouth Planning & Zoning Regulations. Planning & Zoning is responsible for the issuance of permits related to commercial projects as well as additions or accessory structures.

The function of the Town of Plymouth Planning & Zoning 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.

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 uses.

Below please find various application forms and the actual Town of Plymouth 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.

Plymouth Zoning Regulations
Adopted 1961, last revised January 15, 2008, the Town of Plymouth 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.

Plymouth Application for Zoning Permit
This application must be filled out for someone who is proposing an activity which requires a zoning permit such as a house or addition in the Town of Plymouth. This application requires a survey and civil engineering services which we will be happy to provide for you.

Plymouth Application for Zone Change
This application must be filled out for anyone proposing to change the zone of their property.

Plymouth Subdivision Regulations
Adopted June 12, 1958, last revised October 2005, the Town of Plymouth 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.

Plymouth 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.

Plymouth Erosion and Sedimentation Control Checklist
This checklist provides a guide to ensure that your sediment and erosion control plans are complete and effective.

Plymouth Preliminary Subdivision Plan Checklist
This checklist was created to ensure that you are providing the proper materials as it relates to submitting preliminary subdivision plans. This will ensure that the Planning and Zoning Commission has the information that they need to properly evaluate your subdivision.

Plymouth Final Subdivision Plan Checklist
This checklist was created to ensure that you are providing the proper materials as it relates to submitting final subdivision plans. This will ensure that the Planning and Zoning Commission has the information that they need to properly evaluate your subdivision.

Plymouth Subdivision Bond Instructions
This document provides instructions on how to properly bond for a proposed subdivision.

Plymouth Subdivision Bond Form
This is the actual subdivision bond form that must be filled out.

Plymouth Subdivision Plan Certifications
This document provides the various certifications that must be present on the final subdivision plans.

Plymouth Sign Application
This application must be filled out for anyone proposing a new sign in the Town of Plymouth. Please refer to the Zoning Regulations for specific requirements as it pertains to signs.

Plymouth Plan of Conservation and Development
The Town of Plymouth Plan of Conservation and Development , adopted 2004, 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.

Plymouth Aquifer Protection Notification
Approvals from the Planning & Zoning Commission, Inland Wetlands Commission and/or Zoning Board of Appeals must comply with Section 8-3 of the Connecticut General Statutes. This package provides details as to how to ensure that you are compliant.

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