§ 8-1 Zoning commissions
§ 8-1a “Municipality” to include district
§ 8-1b Alternate members of zoning commission or combined planning and zoning commission
§ 8-1c Fees for municipal land use applications
§ 8-1d Hours for holding land use public hearings
§ 8-1z Exclusion of conservation easement from open space percentage allocation required for land use application
§ 8-1aa Ridgeline protection: Definitions
§ 8-1bb Temporary health care structures. Municipal permit required. Municipal opt-out
§ 8-2 Regulations
§ 8-2a Copies of zoning and subdivision regulations to be available
§ 8-2b Use of maps of Soil Conservation Service as standard
§ 8-2c Payment of a fee in lieu of parking requirements
§ 8-2d Planned unit developments under former chapter 124a continue to be valid
§ 8-2e Municipal agreements regarding development rights
§ 8-2f Joint applications necessary for transfer of development rights
§ 8-2g Special exemption from density limits for construction of affordable housing
§ 8-2h Zoning applications filed prior to change in zoning regulations not required to comply with change. Applications for building permit or certificate of occupancy filed prior to adoption of zoning regulations not required to comply with regulations
§ 8-2i Inclusionary zoning
§ 8-2j Village districts. Compatibility objectives with other uses in immediate neighborhood. Applications. Village district consultant
§ 8-2k Zoning regulations re construction near lakes
§ 8-2l Zoning regulations re structures or uses located in floodplain
§ 8-2m Floating and overlay zones and flexible zoning districts
§ 8-2n Zoning regulations re crematories
§ 8-3 Establishment and changing of zoning regulations and districts. Enforcement of regulations. Certification of building permits and certificates of occupancy. Site plans. District for water-dependent uses
§ 8-3a Findings of consistency of proposed regulations or boundaries with the plan of development. Referral of proposed regulations or boundaries to planning commission
§ 8-3b Notice to regional council of governments of proposed zone or zone use change
§ 8-3c Special permits, exceptions and exemptions. Hearings. Filing requirements
§ 8-3d Variances, special permits, special exceptions and special exemptions to be recorded
§ 8-3e Regulation of community residences for persons with intellectual disability, child-care residential facilities, community residences for persons receiving mental health or addiction services and hospice facilities
§ 8-3f Establishment of community residences for persons with intellectual disability and child-care residential facilities
§ 8-3g Regulation of community residences for mentally ill adults and UCONN 2000 projects
§ 8-3h Notice to adjoining municipalities
§ 8-3i Notice to water company re projects within aquifer protection area or watershed of water company
§ 8-3j Regulation of family child care homes
§ 8-4 Zoning commission may be designated as planning and zoning commission
§ 8-4a Zoning or planning commission may be designated as planning and zoning commission
§ 8-4b Change from combined commission to separate commissions
§ 8-5 Zoning board of appeals. Alternate members
§ 8-5a Designation of alternate members to act
§ 8-5b Ordinance may provide for appointment of alternate members
§ 8-6 Powers and duties of board of appeals
§ 8-6a Appeal to be heard before variance when both joined
§ 8-7 Appeals to board. Hearings. Effective date of exceptions or variances; filing requirements
§ 8-7a Evidence at hearings and meetings to deliberate formal petitions, applications, requests or appeals to be taken by stenographer or recorded
§ 8-7b Notice to contiguous municipalities of variance applications
§ 8-7c Disclosure of beneficiaries of real property held in trust
§ 8-7d Hearings and decisions. Time limits. Day of receipt. Notice to adjoining municipality. Public notice registry
§ 8-7e Notice to adjoining municipalities of applications or requests
§ 8-8 Appeal from board to court. Mediation. Review by Appellate Court
§ 8-8a Process for mediation
§ 8-9 Appeals from zoning commissions and planning and zoning commissions. Review by Appellate Court
§ 8-10 Appeals procedure to apply to all municipalities
§ 8-11 Disqualification of members of zoning authorities
§ 8-11a Disqualification of board member as enforcement officer
§ 8-12 Procedure when regulations are violated
§ 8-12a Establishment of municipal penalties for violations of regulations
§ 8-13 Controlling requirement in case of variation
§ 8-13a Nonconforming buildings, structures and land uses

Terms Used In Connecticut General Statutes > Chapter 124

  • Affirmed: In the practice of the appellate courts, the decree or order is declared valid and will stand as rendered in the lower court.
  • affordable housing: means housing for which persons and families pay thirty per cent or less of their annual income, where such income is less than or equal to the area median income for the municipality in which such housing is located, as determined by the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development. See Connecticut General Statutes 8-39a
  • Amendment: A proposal to alter the text of a pending bill or other measure by striking out some of it, by inserting new language, or both. Before an amendment becomes part of the measure, thelegislature must agree to it.
  • another: may extend and be applied to communities, companies, corporations, public or private, limited liability companies, societies and associations. See Connecticut General Statutes 1-1
  • Appeal: A request made after a trial, asking another court (usually the court of appeals) to decide whether the trial was conducted properly. To make such a request is "to appeal" or "to take an appeal." One who appeals is called the appellant.
  • Appellate: About appeals; an appellate court has the power to review the judgement of another lower court or tribunal.
  • Beneficiary: A person who is entitled to receive the benefits or proceeds of a will, trust, insurance policy, retirement plan, annuity, or other contract. Source: OCC
  • Chambers: A judge's office.
  • Continuance: Putting off of a hearing ot trial until a later time.
  • Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
  • Corporation: A legal entity owned by the holders of shares of stock that have been issued, and that can own, receive, and transfer property, and carry on business in its own name.
  • Damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.
  • Deed: The legal instrument used to transfer title in real property from one person to another.
  • Defendant: In a civil suit, the person complained against; in a criminal case, the person accused of the crime.
  • Equitable: Pertaining to civil suits in "equity" rather than in "law." In English legal history, the courts of "law" could order the payment of damages and could afford no other remedy. See damages. A separate court of "equity" could order someone to do something or to cease to do something. See, e.g., injunction. In American jurisprudence, the federal courts have both legal and equitable power, but the distinction is still an important one. For example, a trial by jury is normally available in "law" cases but not in "equity" cases. Source: U.S. Courts
  • Evidence: Information presented in testimony or in documents that is used to persuade the fact finder (judge or jury) to decide the case for one side or the other.
  • Grantor: The person who establishes a trust and places property into it.
  • Guardian: A person legally empowered and charged with the duty of taking care of and managing the property of another person who because of age, intellect, or health, is incapable of managing his (her) own affairs.
  • intellectual disability: means a significant limitation in intellectual functioning existing concurrently with deficits in adaptive behavior that originated during the developmental period before eighteen years of age. See Connecticut General Statutes 1-1g
  • Jurisdiction: (1) The legal authority of a court to hear and decide a case. Concurrent jurisdiction exists when two courts have simultaneous responsibility for the same case. (2) The geographic area over which the court has authority to decide cases.
  • legislative body: means : (1) As applied to unconsolidated towns, the town meeting. See Connecticut General Statutes 1-1
  • Municipality: as used in this chapter shall include a district establishing a zoning commission under §. See Connecticut General Statutes 8-1a
  • Ordinance: means an enactment under the provisions of §. See Connecticut General Statutes 1-1
  • Plea: In a criminal case, the defendant's statement pleading "guilty" or "not guilty" in answer to the charges, a declaration made in open court.
  • Pleadings: Written statements of the parties in a civil case of their positions. In the federal courts, the principal pleadings are the complaint and the answer.
  • Real property: Land, and all immovable fixtures erected on, growing on, or affixed to the land.
  • Remand: When an appellate court sends a case back to a lower court for further proceedings.
  • Service of process: The service of writs or summonses to the appropriate party.
  • Settlement: Parties to a lawsuit resolve their difference without having a trial. Settlements often involve the payment of compensation by one party in satisfaction of the other party's claims.
  • Statute: A law passed by a legislature.
  • Testimony: Evidence presented orally by witnesses during trials or before grand juries.
  • Transcript: A written, word-for-word record of what was said, either in a proceeding such as a trial or during some other conversation, as in a transcript of a hearing or oral deposition.
  • Trustee: A person or institution holding and administering property in trust.