Department Hours

Monday, Wednesday, Thursday

8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.


8:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.


8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.


Complete Streets

Office of the Department of Land Use

Liz Tripp

Administrative Assistant
Phone: 860-342-6727

33 East Main Street - 1st Floor

Portland, CT

Mary Dickerson

Development Planner
Phone: 860-342-6720

Lincoln White

Building Official

Blight Enforcement
Phone: 860-342-6728

John Herring

Zoning Enforcement
Phone: 860-342-6719

Jim Sipperly

Inland Wetlands Agent
Phone: 860-6724

Reports & Important Meetings

Meeting Schedule for Land Use Boards and Commissions

Aquifer Protection Agency - 3rd Thursday quarterly @ 6:45 PM

Building Code Board of Appeals - as needed

Conservation Commission - 1st Wednesday @ 6:30 PM

Economic Development Commission - 2nd Tuesday @ 7:00 PM

Housing Code Board of Appeals - as needed

Inland Wetlands Commission - 1st Tuesday @ 7:00 PM

Planning Zoning Commission - 1st & 3rd Thursday @ 7:00 PM

Zoning Board of Appeals - 4th Thursday @ 7:00 PM

Land Use 

The Land Use Department consists of the Building Official, Environmental Health, Economic Development, Inland Wetlands, Planning, and Zoning.

The Planning & Zoning Department is responsible for the coordination, review and processing of all development applications submitted before the Planning & Zoning Commission, the Inland Wetlands Commission and the Zoning Board of Appeals. They also work closely with non-regulatory commissions such as the Economic Development Commission and Conservation Commission. The production and implementation and update of the Plan of Development and all land use codes, as well as the monitoring/tracking of land use, land use applications and zoning permits, zoning enforcement and economic development are among this department's duties. Other functions include the development of various land use studies and policies as requested or deemed necessary.

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