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  1. All applications require the Initial Application form (also referred to as the Blue Form). The "GENERAL INFORMATION" section, the "WHAT ARE YOU APPLYING TO DO?" section and the "FACTS ABOUT LAND" section all must be filled out in their entirety. If there is a question you are not sure about, leave it blank and the secretarial staff will assist when submitting the application. The property owner's signature is required for all applications. A copy of the Initial Application form can be found here.
  2. Find out what the setback requirements are for the zone the property is located in.
  3. Submit a site plan for review. Draw the boundaries of your property, any structures on your property and where you propose to locate your pool. A sample of what is needed is linked below.
  4. Filing fees for Site Plan Review Applications
  5. The Connecticut General Statutes provide for up to sixty-five (65) days from day of receipt to process, review and decide upon site plan review applications. In Middletown, the lead time for Site Plan Review Applications is as follows: Swimming pools- one (1) week; if septic and/or well is involved, lead time is two (2) weeks.
  6. The following documentation is required as follows: Swimming pools- Two copies of a sketch of the property indicating the location of the proposed addition, its dimensions and the distances from the proposed addition to the property lines. If the applicant has a copy of the A-2 survey, a copy of this can also be used and the addition drawn in. If septic and/or well is involved, three copies are required. Examples of the sketch and the survey are linked below.

For more information on the overall process of obtaining an approval from Middletown's Department of Planning, Conservation, and Development for a project, please take a look at Middletown's Developer's Guide.

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