The Inland Wetlands Agency was established as a separate agency of the Town of Coventry pursuant to an enabling ordinance adopted on July 6, 1993. Learn more about the application process.
The regulations adopted by the Inland Wetlands Agency are in accordance with its enabling ordinance and with the provisions of the Inland Wetlands and Watercourses Act of the State of Connecticut, Conn. Gen. Stat. Sections 22a-36 through 22a-45, inclusive. These regulations may be amended from time to time in accordance with Section 15 and applicable provisions of state law.
The agency shall issue, or issue with terms, conditions, limitations or modifications, or deny permits for all regulated activities in the Town of Coventry in accordance with these regulations. The agency shall enforce these regulations in accordance with their terms and with all other applicable provisions of law.
Minimal Impact Activity
Considerations when determining whether a proposed regulated activity qualifies for a Minimal Impact Activity Permit:
Accessory structures requiring minimal clearing / grading up to 25 feet from wetlands /watercourses
Corrective maintenance action for stormwater conveyance systems and erosion problems up to wetlands / watercourses edge
Grading / clearing (foundations, driveways, and utilities) up to 50 feet from wetlands / watercourses
Minor clearing and grading (landscaping) up to 25 feet from wetlands / watercourses
Other activities as determined by the agency
Septic system repairs, to be determined by the sanitarian
Considerations when determining whether the proposed activity qualifies for a Wetlands Agency Application:
Any activity within 150 feet of Coventry Lake, Skunkamaug, Willimantic, and Hop rivers
Any activity within a buffer setback that does not qualify for an Upland Activity Permit
Any activity within a designated wetlands or watercourses (except exempt activities)
Any commercial industrial activity
Any proposal for subdivision with wetlands on parcel (may be exempted by agency after review)