Planning & Neighborhood Services

ENVISION 06360 - City of Norwich Plan of Conservation and Development (POCD) Now Available:

September 5, 2023 The City of Norwich announces that Envision 06360 - City of Norwich Plan of Conservation and Development (POCD) is now available digitally for download from the Planning and Neighborhood Services Department page on the City’s website The 2023 POCD was adopted by the Commission on the City Plan at the August 15, 2023 Regular Meeting, with an effective date of September 15, 2023.  Should you have any questions, please reach out to Dan Daniska, City Planner at

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Legal Notices:

Starting September 1, 2022, the City of Norwich Planning and Neighborhood Services Department will be publishing Legal Notices in The Day newspaper instead of the Norwich Bulletin for:  

Inland Wetlands and Watercourses Conservation Commission, Commission on the City Plan, Zoning Board of Appeals and Demolition

Published Legal Notices are also available online at:

The Planning and Neighborhood Services Department is conducting Hybrid meetings for all land use boards and Commissions. (Remote and in Person Options) Please refer to the appropriate meeting agendas for the most current information. 

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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 Planning & Neighborhood Services, Deanna Rhodes

Inland Wetlands & Water Course Conservation Commission:

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