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Planning & Zoning

Bill Hawkins

Director of Planning and Development

James Taylor

Zoning Enforcement Officer

Eleanor Binns

Administrative Assistant, Suffield Farmers Market

Monday - Thursday
8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Friday till 1:00 pm

83 Mountain Road
Suffield, CT 06078

Large tree on snow covered field.

(photo credit:  Joe Fisher)

Mission Statement

The Planning & Zoning Department works together with the commission in order to execute the mission statement outlined by Suffield Code.

The Town of Suffield is especially adapted to residential and agricultural purposes and is not an industrialized community, and in order to promote the health, safety, morals and general welfare of the residents; to secure safety from fire, panic and other dangers; to provide adequate light and air; to prevent the overcrowding of land; to avoid undue concentration of population; to facilitate adequate provision for transportation, water, sewerage, schools, parks and other public requirements; to avoid congestion in the streets; to encourage the most appropriate use of land throughout the town; to restrict and regulate the location of trades and industries and the location of buildings designed and adapted for specific uses; to provide for the public health, comfort and general welfare in the conditions surrounding the life and work of the community; to regulate and limit the height and bulk of buildings to be erected and to regulate and determine the area of yards, courts and open spaces in general surrounding, adjoining, or used in connection with buildings erected, the Planning & Zoning commission adopts Zoning Regulations for the Town of Suffield (Suff. Code, Appendix A).