- Inland Wetlands & Watercourses
To conduct a regulated activity in or within 100 feet of an inland wetland or watercourse area: for a subdivision / resubdivision containing an inland wetland or watercourse:
This application has been prepared in accordance with Sections 22a-36 to 22a-45, Section 8-26, inclusive, of the Connecticut Statutes, as amended, and the Town of Preston Inland Wetland and Watercourses Regulations. All applicants shall complete all applicable sections of this application form in accordance with Section 7 of the Town of Preston Inland Wetland and Watercourses Regulations. In addition, please carefully review Section 8.1 of the Regulations regarding evaluation criteria. The application shall be accompanied by a check for the appropriate fee payable to the Town of Preston. Please attach plan showing details of this application.
Inland Wetland and Watercourses General Application (PDF)
Subdivision - Section 8-26(e) Application and Regulated Activities
According to Section 8-26(e) of the Connecticut General Statutes and Section 3.5 of the Preston Subdivision Regulations, when an application involves land regulated as an inland wetland, watercourses or upland review area under the provision of chapter 440, the applicant shall submit a Section 8-26(e) application whether or not there is any disturbance to the regulated area. The purpose of this application includes the gathering of adequate information so that the Commission may provide a report to the Planning and Zoning Commission regarding planning a development that is environmentally sensitive to the wetland and watercourse resources on the site.
This application has two parts, Part A and Part B. If no activity is proposed within the regulated area, only Part A needs to be provided. If the project requires grading, alterations, or impacts on the regulated areas including house lot development, then both Part A and Part B must be completed.
Inland Wetland and Watercourses Subdivision - Section 8-26(e) Application and Regulated Activities (PDF)
Permitted Operations & Uses
Section 3.0 of the Inland Wetland and Watercourses Regulations provides a list of operations and uses which shall be permitted in wetlands and watercourses as of right and shall not require a permit from the Commission. Any person proposing to carry out a permitted or non-regulated operation or use of a wetland or watercourse, which may disturb the natural or indigenous character of the land, shall, prior to commencement of said activity, notify the Commission and/or the Wetland Enforcement Officer (WEO) so that the Commission and/or WEO may make a determination that said activity does not require a permit.
Inland Wetland and Watercoures Determination Form (PDF)
In order for the Wetlands Enforcement Officer to review a complaint, a Inland Wetland Complaint Inquiry Form must be filled out and submitted to:
Land Use Offices
389 Route 2
Preston, CT 06365