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

Planning and Development


Shaun Gately, Acting Town Planner

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



The function of the Planning and Development Department in the Town of Vernon is to offer advice on policy decisions, review and coordinate information for proposed physical development in the Town of Vernon, and provide professional, technical and administrative support to the Conservation, Inland Wetlands and Planning and Zoning Commissions, as well as to all other town Boards, Commissions and staff. Prospective developers and landowners interested in development are encouraged to meet with Department staff to review applicable ordinances and regulations and the proper sequence for seeking development approval. In this way Department staff may ensure quality development by balancing town goals and objectives with the rights of the individual property owners.

  Draft Affordable Housing Plan    




Vernon 2021 Plan of Conservation and Development, adopted November 4, 2021

Plan of Conservation and Development update process

Temporary Outdoor Dining and Activities form

   Regulation Documents    
          Town of Vernon Connecticut Zoning Regulations (April 2020)    
          Town of Vernon Connecticut Inland Wetlands and Watercourses Regulations (April 2013)    
          Town of Vernon Connecticut Subdivision Regulations (May 2013)    
          Town of Vernon Municipal Aquifer Protection Area Regulations (July 2018)    
  Application Forms and Procedures    
          Planning and Zoning Application    
                           - Form    
                           - Application Requirements    
                           - Instructions    
                           - Low Impact Development Checklist    
                           - Other forms that may need to be submitted    
          Inland Wetlands Application    
                           - Form    
                           - Application Requirements    
                           - Instructions    
                           - Other forms that may need to be submitted    
          Application Processing Schedule    
                           - Planning and Zoning    
                           - Inland Wetlands    
          Application Fees    
                           - Planning and Zoning    
                           - Inland Wetlands    
          Town of Vernon Zoning Map (02/03/20)    
          Town of Vernon Wetlands Map (02/03/20)    

Helpful Documents  

          Vernon  2012 Plan of Conservation and Development  
          Land Use Commissions Meeting Schedule  
          Design  Review Visual Guide - October 2015    
          Design Guidelines - A Plan of Appropriateness & Protection, Vernon Historic Properties Commission (October 2010)    
          Certificate of Appropriateness    
          Town of Vernon Connecticut Low Impact Development Stormwater Quality Manual (March 2013)    
          Plan of Conservation and Development 2001 (Downtown Rockville Supplement)    
          Draft Connecticut Conservation and Development Policies Plan 2013-2018    
          Town of Vernon    
                           - Economic Development    
                           - Building Department    
                           - Zoning Administration    
                           - Fire Marshal    
                           - Boards and Commissions Agenda's and Minutes    
                           - Code of Ordinances    
                           - General Statutes of Connecticut    
                           - Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection    
                           - CRCOG - Capital Region Council of Governments    
           Frequently Asked Questions