The Planning Office houses the Town Planner and Planning Board activities. The Town Planner serves as the liaison between the Planning Board and the public, helping landowners understand the regulations for development and abutters to projects understand potential impacts. In addition, the Planner works with the Town Departments and Town Manager to ensure projects approved by the Planning Board are developed as planned. The Planning Office also works with the various departments and Boards on code and regulation development, long-term planning and Master Planning.

Information & Services Available

Information and services available at the Planning Office include:

  • Current or past Planning Board application files
  • Planning Board meeting minutes
  • Review and interpretation of the Town’s Site Plan Review and Subdivision Regulations
  • Assistance completing Planning Board applications
  • Interpretation of the Town’s Zoning Ordinance (PDF) with respect to Site Plan and/or Subdivision Applications
  • Information regarding the Town’s Master Plan and Beach Area Master Plan
  • Hazard Mitigation grants and projects