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Planning & Zoning

2024 Plan of Conservation & Development: For more information on the ongoing update to our POCD, click the link here: 

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 Planning & Zoning or Inland Wetlands, please contact Lola Sweeney or 203.594.3042

Title searchers should email  She will respond via email.

Zoning complaints, general questions or issues should be emailed to

Specific questions regarding the Zoning Board of Appeals or the Planning and Zoning Commission, any current pending application, how to submit an application or additional material, should be emailed to

If you would like to be added to our email distribution list for meeting notices/updates please email

What We Do
Provide objective information and guidance to residents and applicants on matters regarding land use.

Review and process applications; administer and enforce Zoning and Subdivision Regulations.

Develop and maintain the Plan of Conservation and Development.

Provide formal and informal information, guidance and administrative support to members of the Planning and Zoning Commission on land use issues and permit applications.

Provide information, guidance and administrative support to members of the Zoning Board of Appeals on submitted requests for variance.

Contact Us
Main Number 203-594-3042

Office Hours
Monday-Thursday 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. 
Friday 7:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Applications will not be accepted after 3 p.m. Monday-Thursday and 1:00 p.m. on Friday

Sarah Carey, Town Planner/Senior Enforcement Officer

Steven Payne, Assistant Zoning Inspector

Lola Sweeney, Administrative Assistant

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