How Do I Apply for an Inland Wetlands License?

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 projects in the upland review area that have no or minimal impact on a wetland (e.g. shed, deck, or a single family dwelling) you may qualify for this type of application.

APPICATIONS 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.

Other important information

  • Applications reviewed by the Inland Wetlands Agency must be submitted three (3) business days prior to the IWA meeting in order for your application materials to be including in the IWA agenda packet.
  • All Inland Wetlands-IWA applications are referred to the Conservation Commission for review.
  • The Agency will conduct a publicly noticed field trip to the site to review existing conditions and location of proposed activity. The applicant or a representative should be present to explain the proposal and answer questions.
  • Once an application is received, and if no public hearing is required, then the IWA has 65 days to render a decision.

Contact Jennifer Kaufman, Senior Planner/Inland Wetlands Agent at 860-429-3335 or KaufmanJS@MansfieldCT.org with questions.

Links and Resources

Citizen’s Guide To Participating in the Municipal Regulation Of Inland Wetlands and Watercourses
2002 Connecticut Guidelines for Soil Erosion and Sediment Control
CT Department of Energy and Environmental Protection
Connecticut Association of Conservation and Inland Wetlands Commissions

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