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Planning and Community Development

One City Plaza
Norwich, NY 13815
Erik Scrivener
Hours: Monday - Friday 8 am - 5 pm

The Planning Department is responsible for administering the policies, programs and regulations that manage the development of the Norwich community. Our department ensures the sound management of Norwich's growth and the protection of its quality of life and economic vitality through comprehensive and long-range planning, balancing the rich past of Norwich with its exciting future. Current Initiatives Include:


If your City of Norwich business has been financially affected by the construction in the downtown area, you may qualify for this program.
Check out the details of the program:
DBRP Program Guidelines (PDF)
DBRP Application (PDF)

Housing Rehabilitation Program

If your home needs repair, the City of Norwich may be able to help. The city will provide deferred loans with funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to provide housing rehabilitation assistance to qualifying homeowners within the city limits. The program is designed to provide decent and safe housing, and to preserve the existing housing stock in the city. If you continue to meet the program requirements after the repairs are complete, your loan can be fully forgiven. Please review the Program Overview and Required Documents to better understand the program.

Contractor recruitment is currently underway to build a prequalified list for bid opportunities. If you are interested in being included and receiving request for bids, please review the documents and complete a contractor application below.


  • Program Overview (PDF)
  • Required Documents (PDF)


  • Contractor Application (PDF)
  • Housing Rehabilitation Application (PDF)

Required documents to review for the Housing Rehabilitation Application

  • Protect Your Family From Lead In Your Home (EPA) (PDF)
  • Hear The Beep Where You Sleep (NFPA) (PDF)
  • Carbon Monoxide Safety (NFPA) (PDF)

New York State Energy Research and Development Authority Program (NYSERDA)

Find out about free home energy audits and weatherization services available through New York State Energy Research and Development Authority Program (NYSERDA), and learn more about New York State funded energy grants and low interest rate loan assistance
Benchmarking Report

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