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Welcome to the Town of Ellington

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.

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.

The Planning Department assists a number of volunteer land use boards, which are the Conservation Commission, the Design Review Board, the Economic Development Commission, the Inland Wetlands Agency, the Planning and Zoning Commission, and the Zoning Board of Appeals.
View online Ellington interactive maps.
Use this link to find regulations, application forms, guides, and other helpful information for the Planning Department and its boards and commissions.
For informational use only. List is not inclusive of all active projects. Mapping and renditions are subject to change. For more information contact the Ellington Planning Department (860) 870-3120.

Lisa M. Houlihan, AICP

Town Planner

John D. Colonese, CZEO

Assistant Town Planner, Zoning & Wetlands Officer

Barbra A. Galovich, CZET

Land Use Assistant
Email the Office

Ph: 860-870-3120
Fax: 860-870-3122

57 Main Street
P.O. Box 187
Ellington, CT 06029