Zoning Regulations & Applications: Roxbury, Connecticut (CT)

The purpose of the Zoning Commission is to guide the growth and development of the Town of Roxbury 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 Roxbury 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 Roxbury 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.

Roxbury Zoning Regulations

Adopted in 1932, last fully revised December 2006, the Town of Roxbury 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 and commercial perspective.

Roxbury 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 (i.e. – commercial or residential.)

Roxbury 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 special permit application.

Roxbury Zoning Special Permit Application
Some proposed uses in the Town of Roxbury 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. Special Permits include interior lots as well as uses such as certain earth removal, private airports, churches and private schools. A Special Permit application typically requires a site specific surveysite development plan,stormwater management plan, lighting plan, sedimentation and erosion control plan and traffic study which can all be performed by our office.

Roxbury Summary of Permit Requirements and Fee Schedule
Provides a general fee schedule for each land use department as well as details what land use permits are required depending on the proposed activity.

Roxbury Land Use Summary of Application Procedures
This document provides the general application procedures of each land use department in the Town of Roxbury.

Roxbury Zoning Application for Certificate of Zoning Compliance
Prior to obtaining a Certificate of Occupancy the Zoning Department must find that the completed project complies from a zoning perspective. This is the document that must be completed by the Town of Roxbury Zoning Department prior to application for a Certificate of Occupancy.

Roxbury Zoning Floodplain Management Ordinance
This ordinance details the activities that one may or may not perform within a floodplain in the Town of Roxbury.

Roxbury Zoning Scenic Road Ordinance
This ordinance details the application process for creating a scenic road in the Town of Roxbury as well as the restrictions placed on a road once it is designated a scenic road.

Roxbury Land Use Department Complaint Form
To make a formal complaint this form must be filled out in its entirety and submitted to the applicable land use department.

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