Regulations: Canaan, Connecticut (CT)
As a courtesy to our current and prospective clients, Arthur H. Howland & Associates, P.C. has made available our collection of the various regulations, guidelines, and application materials pertaining to Inland Wetlands, Planning, Public Works, and Zoning for the Town of Canaan, Connecticut (CT). This wealth of knowledge can be used to help better your understanding of the local site development plan approvals process and the rules and regulations of the Town of Canaan that pertain to land use.
Please take a look at the materials pertaining to land use in the Town of Canaan, Connecticut (CT) in the following list:
Canaan Building Department Regulations & Application Forms
The Town of Canaan Building Department is responsible for the issuance of building permits and overseeing the construction and demolition of all structures in Town. This also includes improvements made to existing structures.
Canaan Inland Wetlands & Watercourses Regulations & Application Forms:
The Inland Wetlands and Watercourses Commission acts as a regulatory authority for the Town and implements the purposes and provisions of the Connecticut Inland Wetlands and Watercourses Act within the Town of Canaan by enforcing the preservation and protection of the wetlands and watercourses from random, unnecessary, undesirable and unregulated uses, disturbance and destruction. Click Here to find materials pertaining to Inland Wetlands & Watercourses in the Town of Canaan.
Canaan Planning & Zoning Regulations & Application Forms:
The purpose of the Planning & Zoning Commission is to guide the growth and development of the Town of Canaan 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 Canaan Planning & Zoning Regulations. Zoning is responsible for the issuance of permits related to commercial projects (including signs) as well as additions or accessory structures. Other functions of the Town of Canaan 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.
Canaan Health Department Regulations & Application Forms
The Health Department is responsible for protecting the health of the public including but not limited to: reviewing and approving septic and well installation and repairs, reviewing and approving improvements and additions that may impact the septic and/or well, inspecting restaurants.
Canaan Board of Selectmen Regulations & Application Forms
The Town of Canaan Board of Selectmen is responsible for driveway permits.
Canaan Zoning Board of Appeals Regulations & Application Forms
The Town of Canaan Zoning Board of Appeals Commission conducts hearings appealing a decision or order of the Zoning Enforcement Officer and/or to consider requests for variances due to hardship.
Please click this link to find 2009 demographics of the Town of Canaan including populations growth, age distribution, breakdown of economic sectors, housing/real estate and educational information.
If you have any questions regarding the interpretation of a local land use rule or regulation or you are interested in working with us on a project, contact us at (860) 354-9346. We look forward to working with you!
Please note that you should always contact the Town of Canaan to determine if the Regulations and/or application forms have recently changed.
Litchfield County Regulations