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Application Procedures

The Planning and Zoning office handles applications covering a variety of activities, including subdivision of land, construction of buildings, site development, change of use, signage, and regulation amendments.

The first step in the application process is to submit a completed application form, a fee, a site plan, and architectural plans to the Planning and Zoning office. 

Some types of applications, such as single family residential construction in a residential zone, are routed directly to the Zoning Enforcement Officer for processing.  Others, such as applications for commercial and multi-family development, are reviewed and voted on by the Planning and Zoning Commission at their regular twice-monthly meetings.

Procedures for subdivision applications are described in the Branford Subdivision Regulations, Section 2, “Application Requirements and Procedure.”

Procedures for the various types of zoning applications are described in the Branford Zoning Regulations, Section 9, “Procedures,” and the checklists in the Appendices.

Regulations, Applications and Forms

Listing files in 'Planning and Zoning Documents'

Planning & Zoning Application Fees

As of September 2012

Zoning Permits (price includes state surcharge) 
$85 single family residence 
$85 deck, shed, pool, additions, etc. 
$85 sign 
$85 driveways 
$85 PODs 
$85 chickens 

Coastal Site Plan Review
 
$100 All construction 
$60 State Surcharge 
$160 Total 

Site Plan 
$75 Minor Revisions 
$25 Zoning Compliance 
$60 State Surcharge 
$160 Total 

$125 Up to 50,000 sq. ft. floor area 
$25 Zoning Compliance 
$60 State Surcharge 
$210 Total 

$300 over 50,000 sq. ft. floor area 
$25 Zoning Compliance 
$60 State Surcharge 
$385 Total 

Special Exception 
$75 Minor Revisions (no public hearing) 
$25 Zoning Compliance 
$60 State Surcharge 
$160 Total 

$125 Up to 50,000 sq. ft. floor area 
$25 Zoning Compliance 
$80 Advertising 
$60 State Surcharge 
$290 Total 

$300 over 50,000 sq. ft. floor area 
$25 Zoning Compliance 
$80 Advertising 
$60 State Surcharge 
$465 Total 

$75 Accessory Apartment 
$25 Zoning Compliance 
$80 Advertising Fee 
$60 State Surcharge 
$240 Total 

Subdivision/Re-subdivision
 
$200 plus $60 per lot 
$500 engineering review when new road(s) proposed 
$80 advertising fee for re-subdivision 
$60 State Surcharge 

Tenant Fit-Ups: 
No charge 

Zone Change or Regulation Amendment
 
$200 
$80 Advertising Fee 
$60 State Surcharge 
$340 Total 

Planned Development District (PDD) Master Plan
 
$300 Master Plan 
$80 Advertising 
$25 Zoning Compliance 
$60 State Surcharge 
$465 Total 

Planned Development District (PDD) Site Plan
 
$125 Site Plan 
$25 Zoning Compliance 
$60 State Surcharge 
$210 Total

Town Hall Address: 1019 Main Street, Branford, CT 06405 Phone: (203) 488-8394 Business Hours: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm, Monday-Friday