Inland Wetlands and Watercourses Commission

Who We Are


The Inland Wetlands and Watercourses Commission (IWWC) is an appointed commission charged with the protection of wetlands and watercourses in Windsor.  Through its Inland Wetlands and Watercourses Regulations, the IWWC regulates all activity in close proximity to, or otherwise impacting wetlands and watercourses.


The IWWC is supported by the Planning Department and the Staff Development Team: a multi-disciplinary team of Town officials charged with comprehensively reviewing all development proposals and applications pending before the Commission.



Commission Information


Members:               Current Membership


Address:                 Inland Wetlands and Watercourses Commission

                              c/o Planning Department

                              275 Broad Street

                              Windsor, CT 06095


Location:                 Town Hall, Second Floor


General Phone:       (860) 285-1987

Fax Phone               (860) 285-1809

General e-mail



Commission Staff



Tom Hazel

Inland Wetlands Agent/Environmental Planner

(860) 285-1987



Meeting Documents








Ordinances and Regulations


Inland Wetlands and Watercourses Regulations





Inland Wetlands and Watercourses Map (under development - please visit the Planning Department to view the official map book)


Application Forms


Inland Wetlands Permit - Full Application

Inland Wetlands Permit - Short Form Application (for homeowners with activity outside of a wetland or watercourse)


Standard Conditions


Typcial Standard Conditions


Glossary of Terms


Glossary of Planning, Zoning, and Wetlands Terms


Citizens' Guide


Citizens' Guide to the Inland Wetlands and Watercourses Commission


Did You Know?

Pollinators such as Bumble Bees, Honey Bees, and Hover Flies are responsible for pollinating one-third of the food we eat.  These pollinators are under threat from parasites, pesticides, viruses, and loss of both food and habitat. 


What can you do to help?  Avoid using insecticides and herbicides on your property.  Most insecticides are not selective and kill or compromise any insect that comes in contact with them.  Similarly, herbicides not only kill the weeds on your patio or driveway and the poison ivy on the edge of your lawn, but also the weeds and wildflowers that support pollinators on the fringes of your property.  Both products wash off your property into wetlands and watercourses, further compromising amphibians, fish, and the aquatic plants they feed on.


You can also plant wildflowers, milkweed and other plants designed to attract butterfiles, hummingbirds, and pollinators, which in many case will also support beneficial predators such as Lady Bugs, Lace Wings, and Praying (Preying) Mantis that feed on Aphids, Thrips, and other garden pests.