Inland Wetlands

Managing your request remotely is preferred.  We will be glad to assist you remotely by email and/or telephone, or Zoom call.  Please call or email us directly and include as much specific information, as possible, so we can do our best to assist you with your inquiry.  Inland Wetlands 203.594.3036 / Planning and Zoning 203.594.3042

To schedule an appointment with either Inland Wetlands or Planning & Zoning, please contact Lola Sweeney: or 203.594.3089.


Staff reviews of proposed activities to determine if wetland application is required:

To obtain a review of your proposed project 
by Inland wetlands, email a written description, along with any plans, surveys and photos including contact information to:

A reply with additional guidance will be provided as soon as possible.
APPLICATION Filing Instructions
If Staff determines a wetland application is required, please follow these instructions: 

File complete wetland application electronically and label each submittal accordingly, i.e. “Wetland Application”,

“Engineering Plans”, “Drainage Report”, “Landscape Architect’s Plans“, “Architectural Drawings”, “DEEP Reporting Form” etc. 

Application forms found at

When complete, send by email to both Kathleen Holland, Director Inland Wetlands and Lola Sweeney, Administrative Assistant.  
Lola will add your electronic application to the online Administrative Review folder on the Town website - Inland Wetland page or add the submittal to the Commission Review folder, if your activity qualifies for a full Commission review. 

Kathleen Holland will start the review and coordinate with other Land Use Departments and the Commission.  

Also, hand deliver or mail to Town Hall, one complete paper copy of your wetland application, along with the required checks.  An external Drop Box is also conveniently located at the side entrance to Land Use.  Label envelope, Inland Wetlands - Kathleen Holland.   
All statutory deadlines apply. 

If application submittal is complete and filed in a timely manner, your application will be scheduled for the Commission’s Agenda.  All statutory deadlines apply.

Two weeks prior to the presentation date, in addition to already filed application materials, applicants shall electronically submit their presentation. Lola  Sweeney will add the presentation to the online Commission Review folder. 

Commission Meetings are being held via a virtual platform and once scheduled, the link will be added to the Meeting Agenda and posted online a minimum of 24 hours prior to the meeting.

Thank you for your assistance as we all learn how to conduct business efficiently in the Covid - 19 era. 
We welcome any helpful suggestions that would provide improvements.
Kathleen and Lola

What We Do
The preservation and protection of the wetlands and watercourses from random, unnecessary and unregulated uses, disturbance or destruction which is in the public interest and is essential to the health, welfare and safety of the citizens of the Town.

Contact Us
Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
(Appointment recommended)
GIS Map Request - please include property address and email

Kathleen Holland, Director of Inland Wetlands and Watercourses, Floodplain Manager

Lola Sweeney Administrative Assistant

Town Hall, Lower Level
77 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840