Planning & Neighborhood Services

Legal Notices: Due to the Governor's executive orders 7b & 7I,  legal notices for the Norwich land use Boards and Commission can be found under the specific Board or Commission link on the Remote Meetings page.  

Due to the potential for the spread of COVID-19 all Planning and Neighborhood Services public meetings will be held remotely. Click here for details.

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Submission Procedure for Building, Zoning and Land Use Board Applications

The City of Norwich, including the Planning and Neighborhood Services Department is committed to servicing the community. The City is currently implementing a new online permitting portal where applications are submitted, documents can be submitted and retained, and direct communications regarding the particular projects are an integral 

All land use application are available online through the online permitting portal.  

Thank you for your cooperation and patience during this challenging time.  It is our goal to continue to operate as efficiently and expeditiously as possible to meet your needs.

If you need assistance understanding what information and documentation is generally required for various permits, finding information to complete permits, draw site plans, or other information please use the Permit Help and Tutorial Page This page will be changing to reflect the new submitting process, but currently the information on creating site plans, floor plans, and other supporting documents is still relevant.

Zoning Permits:

Ana Acevedo and Alba Blake

Building Permits: Submit to both

Ana Acevedo and Alba Blake

Commission on the City Plan:

Director of P&NS / City Planner, Deanna Rhodes

Inland Wetlands & Water Course Conservation Commission:

Assistant City Planner / Wetlands Agent, Dan Daniska

Misc. Questions and Payment Options: 

Ana Acevedo or Alba Blake


  • To ensure the well-being of Norwich residents and the local economy through enforcement of the building and housing codes, zoning ordinances and proactively encouraging appropriate development and the combat of blighted properties.

Zoning Regulations

Zoning Regulations

Village District Guidelines

Village District Guidelines

Plan of Conservation and Development


POCD Implementation Guide


Subdivision Regulations