Helpful Application Hints and Resources
sCHEDULE a Development Services Team (DST) Meeting
Applicants are encouraged to meet with the Development Services Team (DST), which is an informal pre-application meeting with representatives from various Town Departments, including Aquifer Protection, Building, Economic Development, Fire Marshal, Health, Inland Wetlands, Planning, Public Works, Sewer, and Zoning.
• Property and business owners (both existing and prospective), engineers, contractors, attorneys, realtors, architects, and other land use and development professionals can present and discuss any proposed construction project, new business, or business relocation or expansion project and get feedback and questions answered from all of the above listed Town Departments about state and local land use codes, ordinances, and regulations; permitting requirements; and the application process.
• To request a meeting with the DST please contact Karen Pollard, Director of Economic Development at KPollard@newmilford.org or (860) 355-5001.
SUBMIT COMPLETED APPLICATIONS
Avoid unnecessary delays by submitting complete applications. Applications are scheduled on a first come first serve basis. Incomplete application will not be scheduled until a complete application form with all required information is received. If you have questions we are here to help: firstname.lastname@example.org
Need a surveyor or engineer? Click here for a list of local CT licensed land surveyors and professional engineers.
• Disclaimer: The surveyor and engineering list is not inclusive and does not constitute an endorsement by the Town of New Milford Zoning Commission
• To be added to either of these lists please provide the Zoning office with your contact information.
TALK TO THE PEOPLE IN YOUR COMMUNITY
Many residents and property owners are fearful of construction activities and change in their neighborhoods especially when they feel uninformed or have misinformation. To avoid having this fear turn into opposition, we encourage applicants to talk to their neighbors before applications are filed. Early involvement and communication often result in a smoother application process for all parties.
• Property owner information can be found through the Tax Assessor’s website: Vision Government Solutions and/or GIS Mapping - AppGeo