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Please note that any regulation amendments adopted after June 20, 2018 can be found under Zoning Regulation Amendments (Adopted & Proposed) 

NEW MILFORD ZONING REGULATIONS

Click Here for Full Regulations - amended June 20, 2018

TABLE OF CONTENTS

ARTICLE I - GENERAL PROVISIONS

                                                                
Chapter 10: General Provisions 
 
Section 010-010  Statement of Intent and Purpose
Section 010-020
Establishment of Zoning Districts
Section 010-030
Official Zoning Map
Section 010-040
Zone Boundaries
Section 010-050
Application of Zoning Regulations

Section 010-060
Rules of Interpretation of Language
Section 010-070
Performance Standards
   
Chapter 15: Definitions
 
Section 015-010
Definitions
   
ARTICLE II - BASE DISTRICT REGULATIONS  
Chapter 20: Lot and Building Standards 
 
Section 020-010
Lot and Area Tables
Section 020-020  Height and Area Regulations Miscellaneous Provisions
Section 020-030
Exceptions to Height and Area Requirements
   
Chapter 25: Single Family Residence Districts (R-160, R-80, R-60, R-40, R-20, R-8, R-5)
 
Section 025-010
Purpose
Section 025-020
Permitted Uses
Section 025-030
Lot Area
Section 025-040
Lot Frontage and Access
Section 025-050
Agricultural Uses
Section 025-060
Horses and Livestock
Section 025-070
Home Occupations
Section 025-080
Conversion of Existing Dwellings
Section 025-090
Accessory Apartments
Section 025-100
Special Permit Uses in Residential Districts
Section 025-110
Accessory Uses and Buildings Permitted in a Single Family Residential District
Section 025-120   Farm Brewery/Farm Winery/Farm Distillery  
   
Chapter 30: Two-Family Residence District (R-8-2)
 
Section 030-010
Purpose
Section 030-020
Permitted Uses
   
Chapter 35: Multiple Residence District (MR)
 
Section 035-010
Purpose
Section 035-020
Use Classifications
Section 035-030
Application Requirements
Section 035-040
Site Requirements
Section 035-050
Building Requirements
Section 035-060
Accessory Buildings and Uses
Section 035-070
Parking Areas
Section 035-080
Refuse Collection Area and Facilities
Section 035-090
Landscaping and Recreation
Section 035-100
Affordable Housing Provisions
   
Chapter 36: Mobile Home District (R-MH)
 
Section 036-010
Purpose
Section 036-020
Establishment
Section 036-030
Definitions
Section 036-040
Placement of Mobile Home
Section 036-050
Permits
   
Chapter 40: Restricted Business Zone (B-1)
 
Section 040-010
Purpose
Section 040-020
Permitted Uses
Section 040-030
Standards
   
Chapter 45: General Business Zone (B-2)
 
Section 045-010
Purpose
Section 045-020
Permitted Uses
Section 045-030
Standards
   
Chapter 50: Lake Business Zone (B-3)
 
Section 050-010
Purpose
Section 050-020
Use Classifications
   
Chapter 55: Business Zone (B-4)
 
Section 055-010
Purpose
Section 055-020
Use Classifications
Section 055-030
Minimum Standards
   
Chapter 60: Industrial/Commercial Zone (I/C)
 
Section 060-010
Purpose
Section 060-020
Use Classifications
Section 060-030
Additional Conditions and Standards
   
Chapter 65: Industrial District (I)
 
Section 065-010 
Purpose
Section 065-020
Use Classifications
Section 065-025 - Deleted effective 11/14/14

   
Chapter 66: Restricted Industrial Zone (RI)
 
Section 066-010
Purpose
Section 066-020
Use Classifications
Section 066-030
Conditions and Standards
   
Chapter 70: Motor Vehicle Junkyard District (MV)
 
Section 070-010
Purpose
Section 070-020
Use Classifications
Section 070-030
Application Requirements
   
Chapter 75: Airport District
 
Section 075-010
Purpose
Section 075-020
Use Classifications
Section 075-030
Special Conditions
Section 075-040
Building and Lot Requirements
   
Chapter 80: Village Center District (VCD)
 
Section 080-010
Purpose
Section 080-020
Use Classifications
Section 080-030
Application Requirements
Section 080-040
Special Conditions
Section 080-050
Building Requirements
Section 080-060
Procedures and Basis for Determination and Approval
   
ARTICLE III - OVERLAY DISTRICT REGULATIONS  
Chapter 85: Government Service District (GSD)
 
Section 085-010
Purpose
Section 085-020
Use Classifications
   
Chapter 90: Town Landmark District (TLD)
 
Section 090-010
Purpose
Section 090-020
Definitions and Standards
Section 090-030
Permitted Uses
Section 090-040
Application Requirements
Section 090-050
Method of Identification
Section 090-060
Special Enforcement Procedures
   
Chapter 95: Housatonic River District (HRD)
 
Section 095-010
Purpose
Section 095-020
Use Classifications
Section 095-030
Permit Procedures
Section 095-040
Requirements and Standards
   
Chapter 100: Route 7 and 202 Curb Cut and Access Management Overlay Zone
 
Section 100-010
Intent and Purpose
Section 100-020
Location
Section 100-030
Maps as Standard Provision
Section 100-040
Requirement for Compliance
   
Chapter 103: Litchfield Road (Route 202) Corridor District
 
Section 103-010
Purpose
Section 103-020
Overlay Area
Section 103-030
Use Classifications
Section 103-040
Conditions and Standards
   
Chapter 104: Candlewood Lake Watershed District (CLWD)
 
Section 104-010
Background
Section 104-020
Purpose
Section 104-030
Land to Which These Regulations Apply
Section 104-040
Compliance
Section 104-050
Permitted Uses
Section 104-060
Required Stormwater Management Plan and Data
Section 104-070
Best Management Practices
Section 104-080
Approval Considerations
   
ARTICLE IV - SPECIAL DISTRICTS  

Chapter 105: Planned Residential Development (PRD)


Section 105-010
Purpose
Section 105-020
Procedures for Establishments of PRD
Section 105-030
Lot and Building Requirements
Section 105-040
Utility Requirements
Section 105-050
Sewage Disposal
Section 105-060
Circulation, Access and Parking
Section 105-070
Landscaping
Section 105-080
Open Space and Recreational Amenities
   
Chapter 107: Cluster Conservation Subdivision District (CCSD)

 
Section 107-010
Purpose
Section 107-020
Definitions
Section 107-030
Establishment
Section 107-040
Standards
Section 107-050
Open Space Ownership and Preservation
Section 107-060
Modifications
Section 107-070
Final Subdivision Approval
   
Chapter 110: Planned Development District (PDD)
 
Section 110-010
Purpose
Section 110-020
Use Classifications
Section 110-030
Application Requirements
Section 110-040
Standards and Conditions
   
Chapter 116: Active Adult Community Zone (AACZ)
 
Section 116-010
Purpose
Section 116-020
Establishment
Section 116-030
Permitted Use
Section 116-040
Standards
Section 116-050
Open Space Requirements
Section 116-060
Zoning Map
Section 116-070
Completion of Work
Section 116-080 - Repealed effective 2/27/15

   
Chapter 117: Major Planned Residential Development District Number 1 (MPRDD#1)
 
Section 117-010
Purpose
Section 117-020
Procedures for Establishment of a MPRDD
Section 117-030
Permitted Uses
Section 117-040
Design and Development Standards
Section 117-050
Open Space Ownership and Preservation
Section 117-060
Contribution in Lieu of Affordable Housing
Section 117-070
Zoning Map
Section 117-080
Time for Completion and Reversion to Prior Zone
   
Chapter 119: Housatonic Riverfront Zone (HRFZ)
 
Section 119-010
Purpose and Applicability
Section 119-020
Permitted Uses
Section 119-030
Procedure for Establishment of Housatonic Riverfront Zone and Application Requirements
Section 119-040
Additional Requirements and Exceptions
Section 119-050
Timeframes for Completion and Reversion to Prior Zone
   
ARTICLE V - REGULATIONS APPLYING TO ALL DISTRICTS  
Chapter 120: Floodplain Management Regulations
 
Section 120-010
Purpose and Objectives
Section 120-020
General Provisions
Section 120-030
Definitions
Section 120-040
Application Procedures
Section 120-050
Provisions for Flood Hazard Reductions
Section 120-060
Enforcement Provisions
Section 120-070
Miscellaneous Provisions
   
Chapter 125: Erosion and Sediment Control Regulations
 
Section 125-010
Purpose
Section 125-020
Definitions
Section 125-030
Activities Requiring a Certified Erosion and Sediment Control Plan
Section 125-040
Contents of Erosion and Sediment Control Plan
Section 125-050
Standards for Review of Plan
Section 125-060
Procedures for Approval of Plan
Section 125-070
Conditions Imposed on Plan
Section 125-080
Inspection Procedures
   
Chapter 130: Landscaping, Screening and Buffer Area Standards
 
Section 130-010
Purpose
Section 130-020
General Requirements
Section 130-030
Parking Lot Landscaping Requirements

Section 130-040
Buffer Areas
Section 130-050
Bonding
Section 130-060
Definitions
Section 130-070
Modification of Standards
   
Chapter 131: Outdoor Lighting Regulations
 
Section 131-010
Purpose
Section 131-020
Definitions
Section 131-030
Lighting Plan
Section 131-040
General Requirements
Section 131-050
Modifications of Standards
Section 131-060
Exceptions
   
Chapter 135: Off-Street Parking and Loading Regulations
 
Section 135-010
Purpose
Section 135-020
Existing Off-Street Parking and Loading Facilities
Section 135-030
Amount of Off-Street Parking Space and Loading Space to be Provided 
Section 135-040
Amount of Off-Street Parking and Loading Facilities to be Provided When Not Listed in Section 135-030
Section 135-050
Location of Off-Street Parking Facilities and Off-Street Loading Spaces
Section 135-060
Off-Street Parking and Facilities Specifications
Section 135-070
Modifications of Standards
   
Chapter 140: Excavation of Earth Products
 
Section 140-010
Purpose
Section 140-020
Permitted Excavations
Section 140-030
Prohibited Excavations
Section 140-040
Excavation Permit Application Requirements
Section 140-050
Regulations Concerning Conduct of Operations
Section 140-060
General and Specific Provisions
Section 140-070
Grading and Re-Grading of Property
Section 140-080
Filling of Land
Section 140-090
Processing of Earth Products in Connection with Building and Construction
   
Chapter 145: Signs

 
Section 145-010  Purpose
Section 145-020
Definitions
Section 145-030
Exempt Signs
Section 145-040
Prohibited Signs
Section 145-050
Permitted Signs
Section 145-060
Application Procedures
Section 145-070
Additional Standards
Section 145-080
Nonconforming Signs
Section 145-090
Off-Site Signs
Section 145-100
Temporary Advertising Signs
   
Chapter 150: Telecommunications Facilities
 
Section 150-010
Purpose
Section 150-020
Definitions
Section 150-030
Permitted Uses
Section 150-040
General Provisions
Section 150-050
Application Requirements
   
Chapter 155: Separation Distances
 
Section 155-010
Purpose
Section 155-020
Regulated Uses
Section 155-030
Exceptions
   
Chapter 160: Noncomforming Lots, Uses, Buildings, and/or Structures
 
Section 160-010
Purpose
Section 160-020
Nonconforming Uses
Section 160-030
Nonconforming Buildings and Structures
Section 160-040
Nonconforming Lots
Section 160-050
Nonconforming Signs
   
Chapter 165: General Provisions
 
Section 165-010
Conformance with Open Space Requirements
Section 165-020
Lot Area
Section 165-030
Lot Frontage and Access
Section 165-040
Lots in More than One Zoning District
Section 165-050
Temporary Uses
Section 165-060
Improving or Widening of a Town Road
Section 165-070
Common Driveways in Business and Industrial Zones
   
Chapter 170: Special Provisions
 
Section 170-010
Alcoholic Beverages 
Section 170-020
Mobile Homes and Mobile Home Parks
Section 170-030
Adult Oriented Establishments
Section 170-040
Inclusionary Zoning - Affordable Housing Contribution
   
ARTICLE VI - ADMINISTRATION  
Chapter 175: Site Plan Application
 
Section 175-010
Purpose
Section 175-020
Site Plan Application Requirements
Section 175-030
Criteria for Site Plan Approval
Section 175-040
Duration of Site Plan Approval
   
Chapter 180: Special Permits
 
Section 180-010
Purpose
Section 180-020
Uses Requiring Special Permits
Section 180-030
Special Permit Application Requirements
Section 180-040
Standards for Review of Special Permit Application
Section 180-050
Procedure for Approval of Special Permit
Section 180-060
Public Hearing Notice Requirements
Section 180-070
Performance Bond Requirements
   
Chapter 185: Administration, Enforcement and Penalties
 
Section 185-010
Application for Use Permit
Section 185-020
Duration of Use Permit
Section 185-030
Pending Application for Building Permit
Section 185-040
Certificate of Use Compliance
   
Chapter 190: Fee Schedule
 
See Appendix B
 
   
Chapter 195: Zoning Board of Appeals
 
Section 195-010
Powers and Duties
   
Chapter 200: Amendments
 
Section 200-010
General Provisions
Section 200-020
Application for Zone Change
Section 200-030
Public Hearing Requirements
   
Chapter 205: Validity
 
   
Chapter 210: Effective Date
 
   
APPENDICES
Appendix A: Trip Multiplier Table
Appendix A-1
Appendix B: Schedule of Fees
Appendix B-1
Appendix C: Dates of Amendments
Appendix C-1
Appendix D: Tree Planting Details
Appendix D-1
Appendix E: Cluster Conservation Subdivision Districts #1
Appendix E-1
Appendix E: Cluster Conservation Subdivision Districts #2
Appendix E-2