Inland Wetlands Agency

** Per Executive Order 71 - Part 19 (in response to the COVID-19 Crisis): Electronic publication of notices as a substitute for published notice, clerk filings, and signage:

  • Any Covered Law requiring notice or notices to be published in a newspaper of general or substantial circulation is suspended and modified to allow a single notice to be published electronically on a municipality’s or agency’s website, provided (i) the earlier deadline required for publishing notice by the Covered Law is maintained for the electronic posting; and (ii) such posting must remain visible on the municipality’s or agency’s website until completion of the action, meeting, or proceeding for which such notice is provided, and for any notice of decision, for the duration of the applicable appeal period provided by the Covered Laws.
  • Any Covered Law requiring that a notice be filed in the office of any municipal clerk, including any town, city, borough, or district clerk, may be posted electronically on a municipality’s website, provided (i) the deadline required for posting remains unchanged, and (ii) such posting must remain visible on the municipality’s or agency’s web site until the completion of the action, meeting, or proceeding for which such notice is provided, and for any notice of decision, for the duration of the applicable appeal period provided by the Covered Laws.
  • Any Covered Law requiring a physical sign to be posted in relation to any zoning, inland wetlands, planning, or historic district petition, application or proposal, may be satisfied by electronic posting on a municipality’s website as described above.  

Given the above-referenced Executive Order, until further notice, no fees for Legal Notice publication (previously $200 per publication) will be collected on applications where an electronic notice can be used instead.  Please contact Todd Penney, Wetlands Agent, at tpenney@coventryct.org or Heidi Leech, Land Use Permit Technician, at hleech@coventryct.org for questions about permitting fees.


Materials and information pertaining to pending land use applications with either the Planning and Zoning Commission, Inland Wetlands Agency, or Zoning Board of Appeals will be posted on the Town website at least 24 hours prior to the meeting. 


Meetings

  • Once Per Month
    • 4th Wednesday - January through October
    • 3rd Wednesday - November and December
  • Town Hall Annex
  • Start Time: 7:00 P.M.

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.

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Members

The agency consists of five full members and two alternates serving staggered three year terms.

Purpose of the Agency

The purpose of this agency is to enforce the existing Coventry regulations adopted by its predecessor agency in conformity with the regulations promulgated by the Commissioner of Environmental Protection pursuant to 22a-39 of the CT General Statutes. These statutes are necessary to protect the wetlands and water courses within the territorial limits of the Town of Coventry and shall have all powers granted by Chapter 440 of the Connecticut General Statutes to amend, modify, enforce, and promulgate new regulations as said agency deems necessary to protect the wetlands and water courses within the Town of Coventry.