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Eric Barz, AICP
Town Planner
Tom Hazel
Environmental Planner & Wetlands Agent
Abby Kenyon, AICP
Assistant Town Planner
Marian Madison
Planning Secretary

Annotated Zoning Regulations Are Now Available

We are proud to announce that we have completed the long awaited Annotated Zoning Regulations, which we have modified to make navigating them online easier, more intuitive, and more informative.  Apart from the more obvious tabs, notes, and illustrations on the sidebars of each page, there are numerous internal links that allow you to look up definitions, view iilustrations in the appendix, follow cross-references, or jump to a different chapter.  There are also external links to other regulations, ordinances, statutes and plans; application forms, citizens’ guides, and other helpful documents; and websites of town, regional and state agencies containing relevant information.  Let us know if there is any way that we can make these annotated regulations more informative, easier to understand, or easier to navigate.


Annotated Zoning Regulations



Adoption of New Historic District Handbook

The Historic District Commission voted to adopt a revised Historic District Handbook at its meeting on September 21st. Please see the adopted Handbook here. If you have any questions about the Handbook, please contact Abby Kenyon at (860) 285-1982.

Zoning Registry Legal Notice

Legal Notice

Town of Windsor

Town Planning & Zoning Commission


The Windsor Town Planning & Zoning Commission does hereby give notice that it has established a Public Notice Registry pursuant to Public Act 06-80. Landowners and electors of the Town of Windsor, as well as non-profit organizations may request to be placed on this Registry. Those placed on the registry will be entitled to receive advance notice by mail or by electronic mail of public hearings associated with any change in Zoning Regulations or boundaries, Subdivision Regulations, or any amendment to the Plan of Conservation and Development.  For inclusion in the registry, please email the Planning Department; or retreive a form here to fill out and submit by mail or in person; or call (860) 285-1980 to obtain a form to request inclusion in the Registry.  To receive registry notices by USPS mail, you or your organization will be responsible for supplying and replenishing self-addressed stamped envelopes to the Planning Department.

About Us

The Planning Department is responsible for guiding the conservation and development of the town. By reviewing proposed developments, designing town projects, providing information on public and private developments, and administering the town's Geographic Information System (GIS) for mapping, information retrieval, and analysis, we provide guidance and support to the Historic District Commission, the Inland Wetlands and Watercourses Commission, and the Town Planning and Zoning Commission.


Whether you are expanding or relocating your business, developing a new residential neighborhood, or feel that you will be impacted by a proposed development, we are here to help you navigate the planning and zoning process. Even if you are just thinking of developing a project in town, come see us first and we can set up a confidential meeting with our Staff Development Team to help you better understand what will be required of you under the various planning, zoning, building, fire, engineering, and health codes so that you can make more informed decisions about your project.


We have designed this web page to be a clearinghouse for planning and zoning information, where you can get contact information; maps; regulations; application forms; procedures; agendas, legal notices, and minutes; demographic data; answers to many of your questions; and much more with a few clicks of your mouse. If you cannot find what you need, let us know and we will see if we can add it to this site in the future.

Did You Know?

Not all driveway sealing products are created equal.  These products often come in two basic formulations, with either asphalt or coal tar as their main ingredients.  While neither product is free of toxic materials, a USGS study has shown that dust from surfaces coated with coal tar-based sealants contain hundreds to one-thousand times the concentration of a class of toxic chemicals known as Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAHs) than dust from surfaces treated with asphalt-based products.  Coal tar-based sealants were also the largest source of PAH contamination in 40 lakes studied by the USGS, acounting for more than half of the measured PAH pollution.


PAHs are a known carcinogen and a common byproduct of almost any combustion.  PAHs can be found at levels ranging from low levels in ordinary burning candles and charred meats to highly toxic levels in coal ash/tar.  Coal tar-based sealants have purportedly left PAHs on driveways at levels that would require a hazardous materials handling suit to remove them in the event of a toxic-waste cleanup of a site.


If your driveway is cracked and in need of sealing, please choose an asphalt-based sealing product if you are doing it yourself, or choose a professional who will use asphalt-based sealants for you.  If your driveway is structuraly fine and you just want to freshen its appearance with a fresh black coat, think twice about adding unnecessary and potentially toxic chemicals to your property.

Last Updated: Thursday, March 9th, 2017