Sidebar Site Plan Review Information Sheet

Online version is NOT official, it is only for use as a reference.
Official copies can be viewed or purchased at the
Department of Planning, Conservation, and Development.

  1. All applications require the Initial Application form (also referred to as the Blue Form). The "GENERAL INFORMATION" section, the "WHAT ARE YOU APPLYING TO DO?" section and the "FACTS ABOUT LAND" section all must be filled out in their entirety. If there is a question you are not sure about, leave it blank and the secretarial staff will assist when submitting the application. The property owner's signature is required for all applications. A copy of the Initial Application form can be found here.
  2. Site Plan Review Applications are as listed below:
    1. New houses;
    2. Additions such as decks, etc.;
    3. Swimming pools, both in ground and above ground;
    4. Signs;
    5. New buildings for commercial, industrial or retail use; and
    6. Additions for commercial, industrial and retail use.
  3. Filing fees for Site Plan Review Applications
  4. The Connecticut General Statutes provide for up to sixty-five (65) days from day of receipt to process, review and decide upon site plan review applications. In Middletown, the lead time for Site Plan Review Applications is as follows:
    1. New houses- two (2) weeks providing there are no comments to be addressed.
    2. Additions such as decks, etc.- one (1) week. If septic and/or well is involved, lead time is two (2) weeks.
    3. Swimming pools- one (1) week. if septic and/or well is involved, lead time is two (2) weeks.
    4. Signs- up to one (1) week provided a review by the Design Review Preservation Board is not required.
    5. New buildings for commercial, industrial or retail use- minimum of three (3) weeks. If buildings for commercial, industrial or retail use - minimum of three (3) weeks. If building is over 5,000 sq. ft., the application must receive approval from the Planning and Zoning Commission. Lead time will depend on the Planning and Zoning Commission agenda.
    6. Additions for commercial, industrial and retail use- minimum of three (3) weeks. If addition is over 5,000 sq. ft., the application must receive approval from the Planning and Zoning Commission. Lead time will depend on the Planning and Zoning Commission agenda.
  5. The following documentation is required as follows:
    1. New houses- Six (6) copies of an A-2 Survey and a plot plan prepared by a licensed professional surveyor/engineer showing the location of the proposed house, the parking, the topography, and the location of the septic system and the well, if applicable.
    2. Additions such as decks, etc.- Two copies of a sketch of the property indicating the location of the proposed addition, its dimensions and the distances from the proposed addition to the property lines. If the applicant has a copy of the A-2 survey, a copy of this can also be used and the addition drawn in. If septic and/or well is involved, three copies are required. Examples of the sketch and the survey are attached.
    3. Swimming pools- Refer to "Additions" above.
    4. Signs- Two copies of the proposed sign with all the dimensions to include height and type of lighting, if any, are required along with two copies of a site plan showing where the proposed sign will be located on the property. A copy of a proposed sign is attached.
    5. New buildings for commercial, industrial or retail use- If under 5,000 sq. ft., ten (10) copies of an A-2 survey and a site plan prepared by a licensed professional surveyor/engineer is required. If 5,000 sq. ft. or more, twenty (20) copies of an A-2 survey and a site plan prepared by a licensed professional surveyor/engineer is required. If 5,000 sq. ft. or more, twenty (20) copies of an A-2 survey and a site plan prepared by a licensed professional surveyor/engineer is required along with twenty (20) copies of all supporting documentation.
    6. Additions for commercial, industrial and retail use- Refer to "New buildings" above.
    Sample Site Plans
  • Sample #1- Swimming Pool
  • Sample #2- Deck
  • Sample #3- New Addition
  • Sample #4- New Addition

For more information on the overall process of obtaining a approval from Middletown's Department of Planning, Conservation, and Development for a project, please take a look at Middletown's Developer's Guide.

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