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?

Compact fluorescent light (CFL) bulbs are not ideal for every use.  Unlike incandescent bulbs, whose life expectancy is determined by how many hours it takes to burn through the tungsten filament, the life of CFL bulbs is more a factor of how many times it is turned on and off than how many hours it is used. 


A CFL bulb that is repeatedly turned on and off will last a fraction of the time of a bulb that is turned on and stays on for hours.  When a light bulb is rarely used (e.g., in a closet or unfinished basement), any type of bulb could last your lifetime and the energy savings from such infrequent use would be minimal.  If the bulb is used frequently but for short periods (e.g., in a refrigerator or a motion activated security light), the energy and cost savings of a CFL bulb are negated by the long pay back period and the shortened lifespan of the bulb.


CFL bulbs are also not ideal for outdoor use in the winter, when they can take a long time to warm up to their full brightness.


If you replace a frequently used but still functional incandescent bulb with a CFL bulb, save the old bulb for infrequent use in a basement, closet, or spare bedroom when those bulbs need replacement.