Land Use, Title Insurance & Environmental Law

Land Owners Need Permits For Wetland Activities

'As of right' provision doesn't grant carte blanche for unilateral action

A landowner comes to you and explains that it intends to undertake some activity in an inland wetland or watercourse or in an upland review area. The landowner believes that the proposed activity constitutes an exemption to the regulatory authority of the municipal inland wetlands agency because, according to Connecticut General Statutes §22a-40(a), such activity can be conducted "as of right."

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