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

Planning and Development

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


 Monday    8:30am - 4:30pm
 Tuesday    8:30am - 4:30pm
 Wednesday    8:30am - 4:30pm
 Thursday    8:30am - 6:30pm
 Friday  CLOSED


Effective April 1, 2023, the Town of Vernon will no longer accept paper applications. You can apply for all permits here. For any questions please call 860-870-3667 or 860-870-3664.


Ashley Stephens
Town Planner

Shaun Gately
Director of Development Services

Leslie Campolongo
Planning Specialist

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

Apply for all permits

Directions To Create a PermitLink Account (HERE)



You can also view permits that have been issued by creating a free account with PermitLink. 

Register for PermitLink

View existing permits

Planning and Zoning Application





Inland Wetlands Application









Application Fees





  Zoning/Property Maintenance Online Complaint form    

                          - Directions to File a Complaint  (Complaint Form)


Zoning Applications and Procedures

-Zoning Permit Application Instructions
-Zoning Board of Appeals Application

  Local Historic Properties: Certificate of Appropriateness    


-Apply for a permit here.

LHPC Design Guidelines 2024

Historic Resource Map


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


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


Helpful Documents 

































PZC Meetings