Beginning August 23, 2021, all applications are to be submitted electronically via our online permitting system, ViewPoint.

This includes all Zoning/Building Permits and all Land Use Board Applications.

For a step-by-step informational guide, click one of the following:
Submitting a Building/Zoning Permit Online
Submitting a Land Use Board Application Online

To Apply Online:


Planning and Zoning Department

The Planning and Zoning Department serves four separate yet interrelated land use boards and commissions: the Planning and Zoning Commission, the Zoning Board of Appeals, the Environmental Protection Commission and the Architectural Review Board.

Census Bureau FAQ Memo regarding county equivalency status for CT Planning Regions

FAQ Memo (December 2020)

Information regarding the Darien Scouts Tag Sale Implementation

2019 Darien Scouts Tag Sale Implementation Report 


Information regarding the Darien High School Lights

Agreement Regarding Conditions of Approval--Agreement with Neighbors dated November 29, 2016. (8 pages)

Signed agreement between the Board of Education and neighbors regarding proposed use of the permanent lights.

Information put forth by the Board of Education as part of their application materials in October 2016.

Note that the Appendix on pages 12-14 of that document outline the Proposed Conditions put forth by the Board of Education.

Planning & Zoning Commission approval--for a change in the zoning regulations and a Special Permit/site plan for the lights in January 2017.

The specific conditions of approval run from pages 7-11 of this document.


Town of Darien Multi-Family & Affordable Housing Inventory

March 3, 2020 Press Release

Town of Darien Deed Restricted Affordable Housing & Public Transportation Map

Affordable Housing Map

FOIA Log:  October 1, 2017 - present








 2017-01 10/23/2017

  Michael Hartman

  AEI Consultants

  364 Boston Post Road   10/26/2017
 2017-02 11/17/2017    Russell Smith  

  E-mails regarding 23 Patricia Lane

 2018-01 04/10/2018   Becky Munro 
  Self   102 Ring's End Road   04/16/2018
 2018-02 05/15/2018   Becky Munro   Self   102 Ring's End Road  
 2018-03 09/27/2018

  Margaret Garcia

  AEI Consultants

  17 Old King's Hwy South   10/01/2018
 2019-01 03/27/2019   Joe Lazzaro   Self   17 Casement Street   04/02/2019
 2019-02 04/01/2019   Christina Orsi- Lirot   Self   Selleck's Woods/Dunlap Woods  
 2019-03 04/10/2019   Christina Orsi- Lirot   Self   Selleck's Woods/Dunlap Woods/Littlebrook Road  
 2019-04 04/18/2019   Beena Raghavendran   ProPublica   Zoning maps 1960-2019  
2020-01 10/28/2020   Kerry Walsh 
  Entity Filings
  11 Pratt Island files


 2020-02  12/23/2020  Margaret Garcia AEI  1, 24 Allen O'Neill Drive 12/28/2020





 Colleen Adams

 Colleen Adams



 2420 Boston Post Road

1350 Boston Post Rd 

 2021-02 06/11/2021  Christina Orsi-Lirot Self  Selleck's Woods   
 2021-03 10/21/2021 Edward & Catherine Piorkowski Self 26 East Lane   
 2021-04 11/17/2021  Christina Orsi-Lirot Self  E-mails from J. Ginsberg & D. Keating  


This page last updated on June 15, 2021

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Contact Information

Planning and Zoning Office
Room 211, Town Hall
2 Renshaw Road

Phone: (203) 656-7351

Open Monday- Thursday 8AM - 5:15PM
Closed Fridays & Holidays

Jeremy Ginsberg, AICP
Director of Land Use

Fred Doneit, AICP, GISP
Assistant Director of Planning

Richard Talamelli
Environmental Protection Officer

David Keating
Assistant Director/Zoning Enforcement Officer 

Robert (Woody) Woodside
Code Compliance Officer

Tamara Eberhardt
Office Administrator

Greer McCarthy