725 Old Post Road
Fairfield, CT 06824
Office Hours: Monday to Friday: 8:30 am to 4:30 pm
Public Counter Hours: Monday to Friday 8:30 am to 10:30 am
Conservation Department News
Most Requested Information
- Wetland permit applications are accepted online only. Apply HERE for all Inland Wetland Permits
- For appointments outside of counter hours or to speak with staff, please contact us by phone or email to schedule.
- Link to Inland Wetlands Agency and Conservation Commission Agenda Files (public access)
- Maps: Inland Wetlands, Open Space, and Shellfish Beds
- Shellfish Permit
To maintain, enhance, and restore the rich, natural resources of Fairfield.
Maintaining, enhancing and restoring the rich natural resources in Fairfield is the mission of the Conservation Department which serves to conserve, develop, supervise, and regulate natural resources.
The Conservation Department manages the Town’s almost 1,200-acres of open space, restored salt marshes, regulates activities on inland wetland-regulated areas and 1,000-acres of shellfish grounds. The Conservation Department also provides and maintains miles of hiking trails, signs and notices for protected land and water areas, coordinating with enforcement agencies. The Department also involves the community through outreach projects in the schools and scouts and through public meetings.
Operating under the Conservation Department are the Conservation Commission, Inland Wetlands Agency, Land Acquisition Commission and the Shellfish Commission.