The Planning and Zoning Commission is an eight-member Commission consisting of five regular members and three alternate members. The Commission was established by an Ordinance adopted at a Town Meeting on February 9, 1970.
The Planning and Zoning Commission is responsible for the physical and social coordinated development of Thomaston in accordance with Thomaston’s Plan of Conservation and Development, the State of Connecticut Plan of Conservation and Development, the Regional Plan of Conservation and Development, and the Connecticut General Statutes.
The Planning and Zoning Commission prepares, adopts, and implements a Plan of Conservation and Development; reviews and recommends municipal improvements pursuant to Section 8-24 of the Connecticut General Statutes; adopts, amends both zoning and subdivision regulations and reviews and acts upon referrals from federal, state, and regional agencies.
|WILLIAM GUERRERA (D)
||JAN 3, 2017 – JAN. 2, 2022
|RALPH CELONE (R), Chairman
||JAN. 3, 2016 – JAN. 2, 2021
|TOM MUELLER (U), Secretary
||JAN. 3, 2015 – JAN.2, 2020
|JESSE JUDSON (U), Vice Chairman
JAN. 3, 2014 - JAN. 2, 2019
||JAN. 3, 2013 - JAN. 2, 2018
|MARC DIBENEDITTO (R)
JAN. 3, 2015 - JAN. 2, 2018
JAN. 3, 2016 - JAN. 2, 2019
JAN. 3, 2017 - JAN. 2, 2020
The Commission meets at 7:00 P.M. the first Wednesday of each month in Thomaston Town Hall, 4th Level, Meeting Room # 1, 158 Main St., Thomaston, CT. For the 2017 meeting schedule click here.
Agendas & Minutes
To view meeting agendas and minutes click here.
The staff to the Planning and Zoning Commission is responsible for the following:
- Managing the day to day activities of the Planning and Zoning Commission
- Inspecting development projects under the direct approval of the Planning and Zoning Commission
- Assisting applicants and reviewing applications for special permit, site plan and subdivision projects
- Reviewing and conducting inspections for administrative zoning permit applications
- Providing information and advice to the Planning and Zoning Commission and the Zoning Board of Appeals to enable them to carry out their responsibilities and make informed decisions on all applications
- Enforcing zoning and subdivision regulations and investigating zoning complaints Interpreting and reviewing town Plan of Conservation and Development for compliance with zone changes and regulation amendments
- Providing assistance to other town departments as needed
- Providing information and assistance to the general public regarding land use issues
Anyone considering undertaking a building or development project should contact the Land Use Office for information and requirements pertaining to any activities involving zoning or subdivision regulations in the Town of Thomaston.
Accessory Buildings and Swimming Pools
Do you want to add a shed, garage or swimming pool on your property? Click here for information you need to know about constructing or locating accessory buildings and swimming pools on your property.
The Zoning Regulations for the Town of Thomaston were adopted by the Planning and Zoning Commission on May 8, 1971. These regulations were revised and updated in 1982, 2002 and 2012.
Click here to view the current zoning map
View a complete listing of:
Zoning Regulations – revised to July 1, 2016
Subdivision Regulations – revised to October 3, 2014
2014 Plan of Conservation and Development – adopted December 8, 2014 and is required to be updated again by December 31, 2024
Fees for applications vary by the type of project and are set by a Town Ordinance. The application fees are set to cover newspaper notices as required by State law, a State land use application fee as set in State law, clerk filing fees when necessary, and administrative costs.
Click here for the current application fee schedule
Planning and Zoning Forms:
Listing files in 'Zoning Board of Appeals'
It is the policy of the building and land use department to accept and document all complaints. However, anonymous phone or email complaints or unsigned written complaints are given the lowest priority. Highest priority is given first to complaints or violations involving direct impacts to public health and safety and those involving earth moving (grading, filling or excavation), then secondly to other written and signed complaints and lastly to anonymous complaints, in the order in which they are received.
Land Use Administrator/Zoning Enforcement Officer
Pat Santa Maria
Administrative Assistant & Recording Secretary