Inland Wetlands Commission

Mission Statement

The Inland Wetlands Commission is responsible for reviewing applications that may impact a wetland or watercourse. The Commission's regulations are intended to minimize or prevent disturbance and pollution of the Town's inland wetlands and watercourses. Protection of these resources is an important factor in the maintenance of a clean and potable water supply for all residents of the community.

The Commission enforces all provisions of the Inland Wetlands and Watercourses Act, and issues or denies permits for all regulated activities on or affecting inland wetlands and watercourses in the Town of Hamden.


  • 7 p.m.
  • 1st Wednesday of every month
  • Legislative Council Chambers
    Memorial Town Hall
    2372 Whitney Avenue
    Hamden, CT 06518

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.

View Most Recent Agendas and Minutes

Contact Information

If you would like to email the Inland Wetlands Commission, please email


This Commission consists of eleven members, with no more than six of any one political party. The Mayor, Town Planner and a member of the Legislative Council are ex-officio members without the ability to vote. This 3-year appointment is recommended by the Mayor and must be approved by the Legislative Council.

Joan F. Lakin - Chair
Michael Milazzo
Kirk P. Shadle
George Schneider
Michael Stone
Jonathan T. Clapp

Timothy Mack
Brad Macdowall
Lauren Wholey

Click here for a list of Pending Applications

Please note that under Connecticut General Statutes Commissioners are not allowed to discuss pending applications with members of the public. If you wish to comment on an application, if it requires a Public Hearing you may submit your comments care of the Planning and Zoning Department and/or come to the relevant Inland Wetlands Commission meeting. The Commission agendas indicate when Public Hearings are to be held.