Planning Department

Online Permitting is here!
Applications for Zoning Permits can be submitted here.
For Help with Registering and Using our Online Permitting Software, click here.
All other Land Use Board Application Forms can be found here.

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.  Planning staff assists citizens, businesses, government officials, design professionals, developers and the general public with an array of land use inquiries, permit requirement questions, and compliance activities associated with zoning, subdivision, and wetlands regulations. The Planning Department directs long-range planning, open space and farmland preservation, and helps to develop and maintain town mapping. 

Staff is available by phone, in-person or email to assistance with permit application requirements, application deadlines, decision time frames and other land use inquiries.  For applications requiring cross-departmental review (e.g. health, engineering, zoning, building, public works, etc.), Planning Department staff can arrange a coordinated meeting for applicants to review potential/current applications with a group of staff at one time. Please contact the Ellington Planning Department for more information or to schedule a meeting with the Coordination Committee.  Please note that Coordination Committee meetings are generally held on Thursdays during Town Hall hours, but other times may be arranged.