Citizens Guide to the Town Planning and Zoning Commission

 

Introduction

 

This guide was created to help citizens better understand the planning and zoning process so that they may participate more effectively and have a more active and positive role in shaping the future of their neighborhoods and town.  The Planning Department has provided the information contained in this guide for educational purposes and it is not intended as legal advice.  As statutes, regulations, and ordinances are subject to change, please consult with the Planning Department for the most up to date information.

 

Using this Guide

 

To navigate through the pages of this guide, please use the links below.  These page links will be located at the bottom of each page in the guide.  You will note blue hypertext throughout this guide.  These will either open a new tab, a new window or take you directly to other web pages and documents, where you can get more information.  To return to this guide from outside documents or pages, close any new tabs or windows or hit your back button.  Many documents are in Adobe PDF format, which requires Adobe's free Acrobat Reader that you can download here.

 

 

Table of Contents

Main Page

TPZC Meetings Explained

Planning Department

Town Planning and Zoning Commission

Zoning Board of Appeals

General Procedures

 

 

Did You Know?

Commercial property owners provide approximately 40¢ of every tax dollar collected, yet require very little in services when you consider that the school budget comprises approximately 70 percent all of municipal spending.  Even with tax abatemewnts on real property such as land and buildings, for new economic development projects, taxes on personal property such as computers, vehicles, and conveyor systems can still add significant taxes to the town's Grand List.  The Walgreens distribution center is Windsor's largest taxpayer based on personal property alone.