Planning Department

The Planning Department provides technical and administrative support to the Planning and Zoning Commission, Inland Wetland Agency, Zoning Board of Appeals, Conservation Commission, Economic Development Commission, and Design Review Board.  Staff assists citizens, government officials, design professionals, and developers with land use permitting and enforcement activities including review of subdivisions, site development plans, special use permits, wetlands permits and exempt activities, and construction permits.  The Department directs long-range planning and oversees an array of special initiatives including open space and farmland preservation, Clean Energy Communities, Solarize Ellington, Shop Ellington and helps coordinate efforts to establish, enhance and maintain town trails.

Ellington POCD Update


The Planning & Zoning Commission will hold a public hearing on Monday, February 26, 2018 at 7:00 pm in the Ellington Town Hall Annex, 57 Main Street to propose amendments to the Ellington Zoning Regulations for Temporary Signs (Section 6.3.8). The commission has been working on this effort for the past year and a proposal is now ready for public input. The public is encouraged to attend the hearing to provide the commission with comments and feedback.

Public Hearing Press Release 

Proposed Temporary Sign Regulations

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Backyard Poultry Compliance Form At their May 23, 2016 meeting, the Ellington Planning and Zoning Commission approved amendments to the Ellington Zoning Regulations to allow the keeping of backyard poultry on certain properties. The regulation requires that any prospective owners of backyard poultry fill out this form and provide it to the Ellington Planning Department to ensure compliance to the regulation.

If you have any questions, please contact the Ellington Planning Department at 860-870-3120.