How are Zoning Bylaws adopted?

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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1. How often does the Planning Board meet?
2. What is the deadline for getting on the Planning Board’s agenda?
3. What is the difference between a subdivision and an Approval Not Required (ANR) Plan?
4. How much land is required to subdivide?
5. What triggers Site Plan Review by the Planning Board?
6. How are Zoning Bylaws adopted?
7. Where can one obtain a copy of the Planning Board’s Rules and Regulations Governing the Subdivision of Land, the Protective (Zoning) Bylaw, or the Zoning Map?
8. How do I get a building permit?
9. Who are the Planning Board members? Who is the Town Planner?
10. Who enforces the Zoning Bylaws?