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

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

Warren Planning and Zoning Fee Schedule
This document details all required fees as it relates to planning and zoning applications.

Warren Ordinance Concerning Land Use Applications and Surcharge Fee
This Ordinance details that the Commission has the right to hire outside consultants as experts on behalf of the Commission. Furthermore, this fee can be passed on to the applicant.

Warren Zoning Regulations
Adopted in September 15, 1969, last revised March 25, 106, the Town of Warren 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.

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

Warren Zoning Map
This document is a zoning map for the town of Warren showing the “Center Zone” as well as “North Zone” and “South Zone.”

Warren Interdepartmental Sign Off Sheet
Prior to applying for a permit you must receive signoff from the various Town Departments. This is the checklist you must use.

Warren Site Plan / Zone Change / Special Exception 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 or special exception. This application is also used for zone changes. A site plan application and/or special exception application typically requires a survey and civil engineering services which can be performed in house by our staff for you.

Warren Application for Permit to Remove Earth Products
This application must be filled out for someone who is wishing to perform an excavation operation on their property.

Warren Subdivision Regulations
Adopted October 6, 1975, last revised February 9, 2010, the Town of Warren 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.

Warren Subdivision Application Form
This is the application form that must be filled out for anyone proposing to subdivide their land. A set of subdivision plans typically consist of a surveysite development planstormwater management plan, and sedimentation and erosion control planwhich 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.

Warren Subdivision Application Instructions
This document provides instructions on how to properly apply for a subdivision in the Town of Warren.

Warren Plan of Conservation and Development
The Town of Warren Plan of Conservation and Development , adopted 2009, 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.

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.


Warren Subdivision Regulations
October 2006 Version 

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