Do I need an Inland Wetlands & Watercourses Permit?
If proposed activity may impact inland wetlands or
watercourses in the Town of Branford, then you must obtain an Inland
Wetlands and Watercourses permit granting permission to conduct such
Applications must be submitted to Inland Wetlands the same day or before they are submitted to Planning & Zoning or the Building Department.
Applications typically need to be reviewed and acted upon
by the Inland Wetlands Commission. Applications that must go before the
Commission will be received at the next regularly scheduled meeting,
this meeting is known as the receipt date. Lawfully the Commission
cannot make a decision on an application until 14 days after the receipt
date. This means that it will take at least two meetings for the
Commission to make a decision on an application.
An application for a permit for which the activity will
have a no greater than minimal impact to wetlands or watercourses (as
determined by the Agency) may be approved administratively by the Duly
For more information contact the Inland Wetland office.
Branford Town Hall
1019 Main Street,
Branford CT 06405
Phone: (203) 315-0675
Fax: (203) 889-3172
Director: Diana Ross
Hours of Operation: 8:00-4:30 M-F
IW Permit Applications
Materials for Permit Application
Protection of Our Inland Wetlands:
- Part 1 - regulation
- Part 2 - practices
Wetland Laws & Regulations
FAQs (coming soon)
Plants & Landscaping
Town of Branford GIS