Inland Wetlands Commission

The Hamden Inland Wetland Commission was established in accordance with an ordinance adopted by the Legislative Council on May 1, 2000 as the successor to the Hamden Conservation Commission established by the Legislative Council on April 2, 1974. The Hamden Inland Wetlands Commission shall implement the purposes and provisions of the Inland Wetlands and Watercourses Act in the Town of Hamden.

You can view the Inland Wetlands Regulations in Adobe PDF format by clicking below:

Inland Wetland Regulations  (151 KB)


These Regulations have been adopted and may be amended, from time to time, in accordance with the provisions of the Inland Wetlands and watercourses Act and these Regulations.  The Agency shall enforce all provisions of the Inland Wetlands and Watercourses Act and shall issue, issue with modifications, and deny permits for all regulated activities on or affecting inland wetlands and watercourses in the Town of Hamden pursuant to sections 22a-36 to 22a-45, inclusive, of the Connecticut General Statutes, as amended.


The Inland Wetlands Commission is responsible for reviewing applications, that may impact a wetland or watercourse.  The purpose of the Commission’s regulations is to minimize or prevent disturbance and pollution of the Town’s inland wetlands and watercourses, including its bogs, swamps, and marshes, as well as its lakes, ponds, rivers and streams.  Protection of these resources is an important factor in the maintenance of a clean and potable water supply for all residents of the community.


You can download and print the Inland Wetlands Application by clicking below:


Inland Wetland Application (168 KB)


An application for a wetlands permit must be filed by anyone who wishes to use, develop, subdivide or build on property that contains either wetlands soil or a watercourse, be it natural or artificial.  All proposed regulated activities within a 200 foot upland review area affecting on or off-site wetlands and watercourses also require a wetlands permit.






Please note that The Hamden Inland Wetlands Commission meets on the first Wednesday of each month at 7:00 p.m.

Please note the following contacts for Inland Wetlands information:

Daniel Kops - 287-7074 -  Assistant Town Planner 

Stacy Shellard - 287-7073 - Administrative Assistant to Boards and Commissions

Tom Vocelli - 287-7001 - Inland Wetlands Enforcement Officer & Staff Contact for Inland Wetlands Commission


To report an Inland Wetlands Violation, please download the Inland Wetlands Complaint form below:

Inland Wetlands Complaint Form  (60 KB)

Hamden Government Center • 2750 Dixwell Avenue • Hamden, CT 06518 • 203.287.7000