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The Town Meeting votes on zoning articles, which must be approved by a two-thirds vote. Prior to the Town meeting, the Planning Board holds public hearings for the purpose of public comment. Once the amendment to the zoning bylaw is approved at Town Meeting, it becomes effective immediately.
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The Planning Board meets on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month for regular business, and the first and third Tuesday of each month to discuss the comprehensive revision of the Protective (Zoning) Bylaw. The regular business meetings are held in the Town Annex starting at 7 pm. The Bylaw revision meetings are held at the Town Hall Meeting Room, also starting at 7 pm.
Planning Board Page
The regular business meeting agendas close at 4 pm on the Friday following the previous Tuesday night regular business meeting. The agenda is posted on the Town's website and advertised in the Cape Cod Chronicle.
A subdivision involves the division of land into two or more lots. An ANR plan is the division of land into lots with frontage on existing roads, whether those roads are public or private. Since the latter type does not create new roads, endorsement of an ANR plan by the Planning Board is a certification that Approval under the Subdivision Control Law is Not Required.
This would depend on the zoning district the property is located, and any environmental or physical impediments that may affect the development potential of any given site. That determination can be best made by a Registered Professional Land Surveyor. We cannot recommend a land surveyor but suggest you ask friends for their recommendations or look in the phone book for a list of surveying firms.
No use, other than single-family dwellings and their accessory structures, approved home occupations, agricultural and fishing uses, roadside stands, and those uses permitted in the Conservancy Districts as set forth in Section IV. A of the Zoning Bylaw shall be established, erected, enlarged, or changed except in conformity with a Site Plan approved by the Planning Board.
All are available at the Town Hall Annex counter, for a fee. The Zoning Bylaw is also available on the Town’s website.
Planning Division Page
Contact the Building Department for applicable forms and requirements.
Building Department Staff Directory Page
View a current list of the Planning Board
The Building Commissioner who is also the Chief Zoning Officer.
Building Commissioner Staff Directory Page