PA 07-60—SB 1085

Planning and Development Committee

Judiciary Committee


SUMMARY: This act allows an appeal of a zoning decision on a special permit or special exception to go to the Superior Court for the judicial district where the property is located, notwithstanding any right to appeal the decision to the local zoning board of appeals (ZBA). By law, zoning regulations can require a special permit or special exception for certain classes or kinds of buildings or land uses in a zone.

EFFECTIVE DATE: October 1, 2007


Related Court Case

In Jewett City Savings Bank v. Town of Franklin, 280 Conn. 274 (2006), the Supreme Court held that special exception review constituted “enforcement” of zoning regulations. As a result, if local zoning regulations allowed an appeal of a special exemption to the ZBA, it must be appealed there before an appeal can be taken to the Superior Court.

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