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Inland Wetlands and Watercourses Agency Regulation Revisions

The Inland Wetlands and Watercourses Agency held a Public Hearing for proposed regulation revision on June 9th, 2022. 

At the July 14th, 2022 Inland Wetlands and Watercourses Commission meeting the Commission adopted revisions to the regualtions as outlined in the draft resolution prepared for the July 14th meeting with an effective date of August 12th, 2022.

The new regulations are available here.

The Inland Wetlands & Natural Resources Department serves as administrative and technical support for the Inland Wetlands Commission.  Staff administers and assures compliance with the Town of Branford Inland Wetlands and Watercourses Regulations and provide the public with guidance and information regarding inland wetland permitting, protection, and enhancement.

The Department also serves as a resource to various Town departments, staff, committees, commissions, and the public by providing information and guidance relative to natural resource protection, invasive vegetation management, native landscaping, storm water management, and habitat protection, restoration, and enhancement.

The Department strives to meet its responsibilities as stated in CGS §22a-36 “The inland wetlands and watercourses of the state of Connecticut  are an indispensable and irreplaceable but fragile natural resource with which the citizens of the state have been endowed. …The preservation and protection of the wetlands and watercourses from random, unnecessary, undesirable and unregulated uses, disturbance or destruction is in the public interest and is essential to the health, welfare and safety of the citizens of the state”. (CGS §22a-36).  


Inland Wetlands Application Process 

For the application form and other application materials, please click here.

For information about the application process, please click here.

                                   Inland Wetland Commission Meetings

The Commission will be returning to remote meetings via Zoom beginning September 9th, 2021. The Zoom meeting information can be found on the agenda for each meeting. 

For the time being, the Commission will continue to have the meetings broadcasted by Branford Community Television (BCTV).

Materials of pending applications can be found here with the aim to make sure that all available documents are uploaded at least 24 hours prior to the meeting.

Minutes will continue to be available within 7 days after the meeting on this page.


If you have any questions please send an email to or call our office at 203-315-0675.

Inland Wetland Commission Meetings

Click to access meeting agendas and minutes

Regularly Scheduled Meetings 2022