Accessory dwelling units are permitted in the R-20, R-90 and RAR-90 zoning districts. For more information on specific requirements and the permitting process, please review the Accessory Dwelling Unit Permitting Information
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In accordance with the Town of Mansfield’s Inland Wetlands and Watercourse Regulations, an application for an inland wetlands license must be obtained when a regulated activity is conducted in or within 150 feet of a wetland or watercourse.
Contact Jennifer Kaufman, Senior Planner/Inland Wetlands Agent at 860-429-3335 or KaufmanJS@MansfieldCT.org with questions or assistance with which type of application applies to your project.
Agent Approval Application-If you are conducting a smaller project in the upland review area that has no or minimal impact on a wetland (e.g. shed, deck, or a single family dwelling) you may qualify for this type of application. Apply for a Planning Permit, select Wetlands License, then select subcase Inland Wetlands-Agent.
APPLICATIONS REVIEWED BY THE INLAND WETLANDS AGENCY
A site plan must be submitted for all applications detailing the location of the proposed activity. Download sketch map/site plan guidelines by following this link.
To determine the application fee, follow this link.
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Contact Jennifer Kaufman, Senior Planner/Inland Wetlands Agent at 860-429-3335 or KaufmanJS@MansfieldCT.org with questions.
Links and Resources2002 Connecticut Guidelines for Soil Erosion and Sediment ControlCT Department of Energy and Environmental ProtectionConnecticut Association of Conservation and Inland Wetlands Commissions
Please review our Summary of Zoning Regulations related to Residential Accessory Structures for information on permit and setback requirements for sheds, pools, greenhouses, etc. accessory to residential dwellings. Questions should be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The number of unrelated adults that can live in a dwelling unit is regulated by the definition of family in the Mansfield Zoning Regulations. Three (3) unrelated adults can live in a rental unit established on or after August 15, 2010, while rental units established prior to that date are allowed four (4) unrelated adults. The definition also provides exceptions to those maximums for functional families and those that qualify for “reasonable accommodation” under the Americans with Disabilities and Fair Housing Acts.
If you have questions regarding the maximum occupancy of a specific unit, please email email@example.com for information.