Inland Wetlands Commission (IWC) Approval

  • If there are no known wetlands on the property and the property is not located in an upland review area (within 200 feet of Candlewood Lake or Lake Lillinonah, within 100 feet of any watercourse, or within 75 feet of a wetland area), no Inland Wetland Commission review is required. The Wetlands Enforcement Officer may approve certain applications that do not involve impact on wetlands or watercourses or the associated upland review areas.
  • If the improvements to property involve activity in wetlands or watercourses or is adjacent to wetlands or watercourses, a review will be required. If the activity is within 200 feet of Candlewood Lake and Lake Lillinonah, 100 feet of a watercourse or 75 feet of a wetland, application can be made with completion of the “Short Form”. This application will require complete engineering site plans for construction process, erosion and sediment control plans, drainage and final landscaping.
  • If the property contains wetlands and they will be disturbed either temporarily or permanently by the project, the “Long Form” is required. This form requires complete engineering site plans for construction process, erosion and sediment control plans, drainage and final landscaping design.

Note: An IWC application can run concurrently with a Zoning Permit application.

You can look at any property in Brookfield using the Town’s GIS mapping system.

Please visit the Town’s site for more information about the Inland Wetlands Commission (IWC) 

Contact the Land Use Office with any questions: 203-775-7316. Alice Dew is the Wetlands Enforcement Officer.