Inland Wetland and Natural Resources
The Inland Wetlands & Natural Resources Department serves as administrative and technical support for the Inland Wetlands Commission. Staff administers and assures compliance with the Town of Branford Inland Wetlands and Watercourses Regulations and provide the public with guidance and information regarding inland wetland permitting, protection, and enhancement.
The Department also serves as a resource to various Town departments, staff, committees, commissions, and the public by providing information and guidance relative to natural resource protection, invasive vegetation management, native landscaping, storm water management, and habitat protection, restoration, and enhancement.
The Department strives to meet its responsibilities as stated in CGS §22a-36 “The inland wetlands and watercourses of the state of Connecticut are an indispensable and irreplaceable but fragile natural resource with which the citizens of the state have been endowed. …The preservation and protection of the wetlands and watercourses from random, unnecessary, undesirable and unregulated uses, disturbance or destruction is in the public interest and is essential to the health, welfare and safety of the citizens of the state”. (CGS §22a-36).
Click here to find out more about why wetlands should be protected and the process of protecting them in Branford.
Branford Town Hall
1019 Main Street,
Branford CT 06405
Phone: (203) 315-0675
Fax: (203) 889-3172
Director: Diana Ross
Hours of Operation: 8:00-4:30 M-F
IW Permit Applications
Materials for Permit Application
Protection of Our Inland Wetlands:
- Part 1 - regulation
- Part 2 - practices
Wetland Laws & Regulations
FAQs (coming soon)
Plants & Landscaping
Community Forest Commission
Tree Warden Information
Town of Branford GIS