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

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

Bridgewater Zoning Regulations

Last revised January 1, 1995, the Town of Bridgewater 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.

Bridgewater 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.)

Bridgewater 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. This document also includes instructions on how to properly fill out the form. A zoning permit typically requires a survey which can be performed in house by our staff for you.

Bridgewater Zoning Map Requirements for Zoning Permit
This document details the map requirements when you apply for a zoning permit.. A zoning permit typically requires a surveywhich can be performed in house by our staff for you.

Bridgewater Zoning Application to Amend Zoning Regulations
This document must be filled out and submitted if you wish to amend the Zoning Regulations.

Bridgewater Subdivision Regulations
Adopted July 6, 1962, last revised May 1, 1997, the Town of Bridgewater 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.

Bridgewater Subdivision, Resubdivision and Lot Line Revision 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.

Bridgewater Plan of Conservation and Development
The Town of Bridgewater Plan of Conservation and Development , adopted January 2001, 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.

Bridgewater Ordinance Concerning the Construction & Acceptance of Streets
This document details the requirements for any proposed public road in the Town of Bridgewater.

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