Which activities need a permit?

Many activities within 200 feet of Candlewood Lake, Lake Lillinonah, and the Still River, within 100 feet of any other watercourse, either perennial or intermittent, and within 75 feet of a wetland require a permit. These activities may include but are not limited to:

  • Disturbing the ground by removing or depositing material for any construction (new, addition, repair, septic system)
  • Installing a structure on or above the surface such as a residence, deck, pool or shed
  • Putting in a driveway
  • Dredging a pond
  • Landscaping or maintenance in which a significant amount of material is removed or deposited, or when water is diverted or altered in or from a wetland or watercourse.