Lesson 2 – When Public Notice Is Lacking (Or When The Public Perceives It Is)

Situations may arise when a member(s) of the public believe that adequate notice was not given by the specific county or municipality regarding a land use application, process or decision. Individuals typically challenge the county or municipality on these grounds by first making an appeal to the relevant Appeal Authority (specified in local ordinances) and then, if the issue is not resolved, by bringing the matter before a district court.

However, an individual(s) may challenge the lack of notice only if they do so within 30 days after the meeting or action took place for which notice should have been given. If no challenge is made within 30 days, the notice (or lack thereof) is considered adequate and proper. ( §17-27a-209 / §10-9a-209)