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

The purpose of the Planning & Zoning Commission is to guide the growth and development of the Town of Salisbury 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 Salisbury 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 Salisbury 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 Salisbury 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.

Salisbury Zoning Regulations
Adopted June 8, 1959, last revised October 6, 2009, the Town of Salisbury 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.

Salisbury Site Plan Application
This application must be filled out for someone who is performing an activity such as earthwork or a use which requires a site plan. A site plan application typically requires a survey and civil engineering services which can be performed in house by our staff for you.

Salisbury Zoning and/or Change of Use Permit Application
This application must be filled out for someone who is proposing a house that requires a zoning permit or a change of use of a building.

Salisbury Special Permit Application
This application must be filled out for someone who is performing an activity which requires a Special Permit including home office uses, bed and breakfasts, multi-family housing, boarding camps, auto service stations, etc. A Special Permit will require a Public Hearing at which you must inform your neighbors of the hearing date and the public at large will have the opportunity to comment on your development. A Special Permit application typically requires a survey and civil engineering services which can be performed in house by our staff for you.

Salisbury Subdivision Regulations
Last revised June 15, 2008, the Town of Salisbury 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.

Salisbury 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.

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

Salisbury Plan of Conservation and Development
The Town of Salisbury Plan of Conservation and Development , adopted January 1, 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.

Salisbury Housing Affordability Plan
Created July 24, 2008 the Salisbury Housing Affordability Plan provides guidelines and recommendations relative to the need for affordable housing in the Town of Salisbury.

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