The purpose of the Zoning Board of Appeals Commission is to conduct hearings appealing a decision or order of the Zoning Enforcement Officer and/or to consider requests for variances due to hardship.
In order for the Zoning Board of Appeals Commission to grant a variance under §8-6(a)(3) of the Connecticut General Statutes, two conditions must be met:
1. The variance must be shown not to substantially affect the comprehensive zoning plan (Town of Bridgewater Zoning Regulations),
2. Adherence to the strict letter of the zoning ordinance must be shown to cause unusual hardship unnecessary to the carrying out of the general purpose of the zoning plan.
Below please find various application forms. If you have any questions relative to whether your proposed activity requires a variance, 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.
Bridgewater Variance Application Form
This is the application form that must be filled out in order to apply for a variance from the Town of Bridgewater Zoning Regulations.
Bridgewater Variance Application Guidelines
This document presents instructions as to how to properly fill out the variance application form.
Bridgewater Variance Application Material Requirements
This document details the various documents that must be submitted with the variance application.
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!
Bridgewater Building Department Regulations & Application Forms
Bridgewater Inland Wetlands & Watercourses Regulations & Application Forms:
Bridgewater Planning & Zoning Regulations & Application Forms:
Bridgewater Health Department Regulations & Application Forms
Bridgewater Board of Selectmen Regulations & Application Forms
Bridgewater Zoning Board of Appeals Regulations & Application Forms
Please note that you should always contact the Town of Bridgewater to determine if the Regulations and/or application forms have recently changed.