State of Connecticut

In order to aid you in your next land use project, Arthur H. Howland & Associates, P.C. would like to share with you our collection of the rules, regulations, and guidelines that pertain to land use in the State of Connecticut. The State of Connecticut sets land use standards, regulations, and guidelines that range in topic from Sedimentation and Erosion Control to design of Subsurface Sewage Disposal Systems. The information contained on this web site can be used to help better your understanding of the State of Connecticut’s standards and guidelines as they may pertain to your next land use project.

Please take a look at the various State of Connecticut land use rules, regulations, and guidelines provided below:

Connecticut Department of Public Health Rules & Regulations
This page provides copies of the various design manuals, technical standards and circular letters as it relates to septic systems (subsurface sewage disposal systems) and private wells.

Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection Rules & Regulations
This page provides copies and explanations of the various land use permits that may be required by the Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection as part of the land use permitting process.

2004 Connecticut Stormwater Quality Manual
This page provides a summary of the Stormwater Quality Manual along with a link to download the actual manual.

2002 Connecticut Guidelines for Soil Erosion and Sediment Control
This page provides a summary of the Guidelines along with a link to download the actual manual.

Listing of CT Inland Wetland SoilsGives a listing of all soils in the state of Connecticut which meet the definition of inland wetlands.  Useful when using the Web Soil Survey which can be used as a tool to provide a cursory analysis of soil constraints on a property.

MAGIC Library
The largest index of Connecticut maps online.  Includes topographical maps, historical aerial maps, aquifer protection areas, soils, etc. This site even has a mosaic aerial of the entire state from 1934.

CT Natural Diversity Database
Contains separate map for each town and/or city.  Shows any potentially endangered or threatened species locations.  Maps are as PDF’s so you can print out and determine if the property you are examining may be impacted by endangered or threatened species.

Vision Appraisal
Covers approximately half of the Towns in Connecticut and shows pertinent information relative to a property including zone, property size, appraised values, outbuildings, etc.  Also, typically shows historical sales price.

eQuality Online Field Cards
Covers 23 towns in western Connecticut.  Provides same info as Vision Appraisal but for different Towns.

If you have any questions regarding the interpretation of the above State of Connecticut rules, regulations, and guidelines, or you are interested in working with us on a project, contact us at (860) 354-9346. We look forward to working with you!