Do I need a tag sale permit? Yes. A tag sale permit can be issued in the zoning office or on-line Tag Sale Permit.
How is my property zoned, what uses may be established, and what are the building setbacks? For this information, contact the Zoning Office at (860) 584-6214.
I want to build an addition on my house & build a deck. How close to the lot line can these structures be built? Depending on the zoning district, it is different. Contact the Zoning Office at (860) 584-6214.
What are the restrictions for the placement of sheds in residential yards? A minimum of five feet from the side & rear property lines. Sheds cannot be placed in the front yard.
What is the maximum height of detached sheds, garages and other types of accessory structures? The maximum height is 14'. For a typical 'A' frame, the height is located by determining the mid point between the ridge & eave.
Are there any zoning regulations regarding the location & height of fences and retaining walls? Yes. Call the Zoning Office at 584-6214 for additional information.
Can I operate a business from my home? A home based business use may be limited. To determine if it is allowed, apply for a permit through the on-line permitting system. It will be reviewed by the zoning enforcement officer.
What are the restrictions on the keeping of domesticated animals? No more than four pets over six months of age are allowed.
What is considered a "domesticated pet"? Any dog, cat, or similar animal can be kept in a home. Horses, sheep, cattle, Llamas or any "hoofed" livestock type of animal are not considered pets.
Can horses be kept on residential property? Yes. The property must be at least two acres in size. For each additional horse, an additional 1/3 acre is required. The maximum number of horses is five. Contact the Zoning Office (860) 584-6214 for more information.
Are there any restrictions regarding the parking of vehicles on a residential property? Yes. Vehicles are prohibited from parking on the required front yard. Only one unregistered motor vehicle is allowed. The maximum length for a boat parked in a residential zone is 28'.
Are there any limitations on how many dwelling units can be built on a lot? Yes. Only one dwelling is allowed per parcel.
Is the displaying of signs regulated by the City of Bristol? Yes. Contact the Zoning Office at (860) 584-6214 for more information.
Does the zoning officer enforce covenants or deed restrictions in sub-divisions? No.