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Vernon, a celebrated place to live, work and visit. 

Planning and Development

Ashley Stephens, Town Planner

55 West Main Street, 2nd Floor
Vernon, CT 06066

    The Planning and Development Department is responsible for reviewing both public and private development projects to ensure compliance with State and Town codes and regulations. The Department is also guided by the Town’s Plan of Conservation and Development which sets forth the future land use, development, and conservation priorities of the community, encouraging its sound economic development.

Our staff provides technical guidance and support to the Planning and Zoning Commission, Zoning Board of Appeals, Inland Wetlands Commission, Conservation Commission, Design Review Advisory Board, and the Local Historic Properties Commission.

Affordable Housing Plan
Plan of Conservation and Development
Zoning Regulations
Inland Wetlands Regulations
   Regulation Documents    
           Town of Vernon Connecticut Subdivision Regulations (May 2013)    

Town of Vernon Municipal Aquifer Protection Area Regulations (July 2018)
Code of Ordinances

Application Forms and Procedures
          Planning and Zoning Application    
                             -Application Form    
                             -Application Instructions and Requirements    

-Schedule of Meetings
-Frequently Asked Questions

          Inland Wetlands Application    
                           - Form    
                           - Application Requirements    
                           - Instructions    
                           - Other forms that may need to be submitted    
          Application Fees    
                           - Planning and Zoning    
                           - Inland Wetlands    

Zoning Applications and Procedures

-Zoning Permit Application Instructions
-Click here to apply for a permit
-Zoning Board of Appeals application
-Temporary Outdoor Dining and Activities form

  Local Historic Properties: Certificate of Appropriateness    


-Certificate application


        Town of Vernon Zoning Map (02/03/20)


        Town of Vernon Wetlands Map (02/03/20)


Helpful Documents  

          Design  Review Visual Guide - October 2015    
          Design Guidelines - A Plan of Appropriateness & Protection, Vernon Historic Properties Commission (October 2010)    
          Town of Vernon Connecticut Low Impact Development Stormwater Quality Manual (March 2013)    
          State Plan of Conservation and Development    
          Connecticut General Statutes    
          Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection    
          CRCOG - Capital Region Council of Governments