Inland Wetlands and Watercourses Commission
The Inland Wetlands and Watercourses Commission (IWWC)was established by an Ordinance adopted March 5, 1979, dissolved August 21, 1984, and reconstituted on January 5, 1987.
The Inland Wetlands and Watercourse Commission enforces all provisions of the Inland Wetlands and Watercourses Act pursuant to Section 22a-36 to 22a-45, inclusive of the Connecticut General Statutes as amended.
Provides reports /recommendations to the Planning and Zoning Commision for all subdivisions and re-subdivisions
Issues approval/permits for regulated activities or denials for regulated activities
Considers requested amendments to the regulations
Resolves issues relative to violations
Provides determinations for uses termed “As of Right”
The Commission is responsible for reviewing applications, which may impact a wetland or watercourse. The purpose of the Commission’s regulations is to minimize or prevent disturbance and pollution of the Town’s inland wetlands and watercourses, including its bogs, swamps, and marshes, as well as its lakes, ponds, rivers, and streams.
The Inland Wetlands and Watercourses Commission (IWWC) is an eight member Commission consisting of five (5) regular members and three (3) alternate members. For a list of the members click here.
Anyone considering undertaking a regulated activity should contact the Wetlands Enforcement Officer for information and requirements pertaining to any activities involving inland wetlands or watercourses.
Jeremy Leifert, Wetland Enforcement Officer, (860) 283-8411 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Pat Santa Maria, Administrative Assistant & Recording Secretary for the IWWC, (860) 283-8411 or email@example.com
The Commission meets at 7:00 P.M. the fourth Wednesday of each month in Thomaston Town Hall, Fourth Level, Meeting Room # 1, 158 Main St., Thomaston, CT.
For the 2013 meeting schedule click here. For IWWC agenda and minutes click on Government.
View the Inland Wetlands and Watercourses Regulations click here.
Regulation Appendices: (These are for reference only, they are not intended to be part of the regulations) Appendix A - Definition of Farming Appendix B - CT General Statue Section 8-7d Appendix C - Upland Review Guidelines Appendix D - Soil Scientist Qualifications Appendix E - Site Plan Review Checklist Appendix F - CT Invasive Plant List Appendix G - Inland Wetlands & Watercourses Act Sections 22a-36 to 22a-41 Sections 22a-42 to 22a-45a Appendix H - Agriculture, Forestry & Wetlands Protection in CT Appendix I - CT Guidelines for Soil Erosion & Sediment Control Appendix J - Site Stormwater Management Plan Checklist Appendix K - DEP Stream Crossing Guidelines Appendix L - IWWC Fee Schedule
To view the Inland Wetlands and Watercourses Citation Ordinance
Click here for the fee schedule
Inland Wetlands Application click here
Inland Wetlands Agent Approval Application click here
Inland Wetlands Complaint Form click here.
Owner Authorization is required if you are not the owner or if you are an agent of the owner click here
2011 CT Invasive Plant List click here