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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 to correct a typo on December 8th, 2022. 

The Inland Wetlands and Watercourses Commission adopted the revision to the regulations as outlined in the public hearing materials with an effective date of January 10th, 2023.  

Revised regulations have been posted to the website and can be found HERE

 

                                   Inland Wetland Commission Meetings

The Commission will continue to hold remote meetings via Zoom for the foreseeable future. The Zoom meeting information can be found on the agenda for each meeting.  Should the Commission determine to hold an in person meeting, the location of such meeting will be indicated on the meeting agenda. 

The Commission will continue to have the meetings broadcasted by Branford Community Television (BCTV) unless there is a scheduling conflict.

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.

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

Click to access meeting agendas and minutes

Regularly Scheduled Meetings 2023

 

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.