Municipalities throughout the U. S. regulate the use of
land through zoning laws and ordinances. Zoning
commissions segment towns into areas zoned as
residential, commercial, or mixed use. Before
developers, builders, home or business owners construct,
remodel, or renovate dwellings or other buildings;
permits, variances, and site approvals may be required.
Permitting requirements of one type or another often
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complicate the process of building and development.
Throughout Connecticut, towns and communities have scores of unique issues facing home and
business owners as well as real estate developers. Along with typical rules and regulations
applicable to building and development, beach communities like Clinton, Westbrook, Old
Saybrook, Old Lyme, and others, must deal with matters related to wetlands, as well as conversion
of seasonal dwellings to year-round use and septic issues.
The law firm of Cloutier & Cassella has been a part of the Old Saybrook community since 1967.
Our attorneys are well versed in both common and unusual planning, zoning and land use
problems that property owners and municipalities encounter in coastal and river valley
environments. In-depth knowledge and broad experience gained by our lawyers from serving as
town counsel, selectman, on economic development commissions and as planning commission
counsel gives us a perspective from both sides of the table, and enable us to find practical
solutions and effectively resolve problems for property owners and municipalities alike.
Whether you are a developer or a town official in charge of a project review, the zoning and land
use attorneys at Cloutier & Cassella have the expertise derived from years of experience to
coordinate with your project's team and help you effectively navigate through complicated
regulations and procedures.
Our attorneys regularly represent property owners and major developers before municipal land use
commissions and are experienced in litigating land use appeals.
When you need legal advice and guidance regarding planning, zoning and land use regulations, or
you are a property owner who needs help understanding applicable regulations, have a dispute or
wishes to present an appeal, call our law firm at (860) 388-3456, to arrange a consultation to learn
how our know-how can benefit you.
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29 Elm Street, Old Saybrook, CT 06475
Phone: 860-388-3456 Fax: 860-388-6374