Planning and Zoning Commission

Planning and  Zoning Regulations and Subdivision Regulations, last revised March 1, 2019
Sherman Zoning Regulations, last revised March 1, 2019

Planning and Zoning Plan of Conservation and Development
Sherman Plan of Conservation and Development - Final Version

Mission Statement
The Planning and Zoning Commission guides the future growth and development of the Town in accordance with the Plan of Conservation and Development, which is designed to promote the most beneficial and convenient relationship among the residential, commercial and public areas within the Town, considering the appropriateness of the various uses in each area, and the suitability of each area for such uses, as indicated by existing conditions and trends in development.
The Commission considers and acts upon zoning and subdivision applications.

Zoning Office Staff Contact Information and Office Hours

 Ronald Cooper, Enforcement Officer
Office phone(860) 355-1821
Office Hours: Tuesday – Friday 9:00 am – Noon & 1: pm – 4:00 pm
Fax: (860) 350-5041

Christine Branson, Administrative Clerk
Office Phone: (860) 355-3127
Office Hours: Tuesday – Friday, 9:00 am - 12: pm & 1: pm - 4:pm
Fax: (860) 350-5041

Mailing Address:
Planning and Zoning
Mallory Town Hall
9 Rt 39 North
P.O. Box 39 Sherman, Connecticut 06784

Fax: (860) 350-5041

Planning and Zoning Commission
Ryan Peburn,  Chairman
Jeannene Burruano, Vice-Chairman
Mary Lee, Secretary
Paul Voorhees
Jill Finch
Jerrold Siegel
Richard Lenihan
Roberta Linkletter,  Alternate  
David Febbraio, Alternate
Christian DaCunha, Alternate


Commission Regular Meeting Dates
The Planning and Zoning Commission meets the first Thursday of each month unless otherwise specified. Meetings start at 7:00 p.m. at Mallory Town Hall in the Conference Room.
The meeting schedule for 2021 is as follows:
  • January 7, 2021 
  • February 4, 2021
  • March 4, 2021
  • April 8, 2021
  • May 6, 2021
  • June 3, 2021
  • July 8, 2021
  • August 5, 2021
  • September 2, 2021
  • October 7, 2021
  • November  4, 2021
  • December 2, 2021
The P&Z office provides customer service regarding questions about properties and procedures for disturbance of land such as new construction, additions, accessory uses etc.
It also provides applicants and the public with guidance and assistance in the following: Procedures to be followed regarding Planning and Zoning regulations and if required guidance to apply to other departments, commissions etc. for permits such as Health/Building Department, Inland Wetlands and Watercourses Commission, Conservation Commission, Board of Selectmen etc.
P&Z provides assistance in presenting applications before the Commission, and receives pubic complaints and inquiries on zoning-related issues.

Planning and Zoning Commission – Fees Effective 6- 1- 2018
* Add $ 60.00 State Fees where an "*" appears next to the amount.

Certificate of Zoning Compliance - $170.00*

Lot Line Change:

Not A New Lot - $170.00*

Create A New Lot - $220.00*

Zoning Permit:

One Structure – New House $245.00*

One Structure – Not a New House,150 sq. ft or greater - $170.00*

One Structure – Not a New House,  Less Than 150 sq. ft. -$40.00*

Miscellaneous Structures & Equipment-   $40.00*

                        Includes Emergency generators, stand by generators, air conditioner compressors, commercial/                         retail signs, fences, hot tubs, wood burning furnaces, etc.

           Additional structure on same application  (garage, shed, pool, etc.) - $50.00

           Extend time of approved permit -$50.00

           New Structures- Commercial, retail, churches, etc.  - $ 400.00*

           Change of Use- unfinished space to finished- commercial, retail, churches or residential  - $170.00*

           Accessory Dwelling and Apartment conversions in existing structures   - $170.00

         Temporary Structures  - $ 40.00

Special Permit:

Public Hearing Required-$270.00*

Public Hearing Not Required-$170.00*

Amend Existing Special Permit - $100.00*

Change of Occupancy - $20.00


**  For all lots$270.00* per lot

** Subdivision / Re-subdivision Extension  -  $250.00


      Amendment to the Zoning and/or Subdivision Regulations - $200.00

      Earth Materials Operations Application - $80.00*

**  Golf Course Facilities - $350.00*

      Permits for each structure require additional fees

**  Golf Course Residential Community - $400.00*

      Additional fees for each lot -  $270.00*

** Telecommunications (on municipal property)- $630.00

      Review on private property is not approval it is a recommendation to the Siting Council

      Late Fee, for permits applied for after start of work - $650.00

      Fee to reinstate permits after Stop Work Order - $600.00*

            *         Plus Applicable State Fees


   **   Charges for consultants, inspections and engineering review and other technical expertise may be   required at the  discretion of the Commission. These charges will be estimated and the actual cost of invoices added to the fees after the initial application is filed.



Copies -    8.5"x11"  $0.50 per page

                  8.5" x 14" $1.00 per page

                  11" x 17" $ 1.00 per page

Copies of CDs - $10.00 each

Notification Registry for Planning and Zoning Regulation Changes
The Planning and Zoning Commission permits landowners, voters and non-profit, tax-exempt organizations to register to receive notices when the P&Z begins the process to adopt or change any zoning regulations, subdivision regulations or the plan of conservation and development.
CLICK HERE to go to an on-line form which will allow you to register to be on Sherman's distribution list.