The Zoning Enforcement Office is responsible for planning, long term planning, and zoning compliance. These functions help to ensure and facilitate high quality and orderly development, the protection of property values, and the protection of the public health and general welfare of the community.
The Zoning Enforcement Office reviews and approves all documents related to development of lands within the Town. Anyone constructing, demolishing, adding, or otherwise structurally modifying any building must first obtain appropriate permits from the Zoning Office. Building inspectors will then review all construction work to make sure it complies with applicable building codes.
The Zoning Office provides the following:
assistance and information on applications for zoning permits
investigates complaints of violation of zoning regulations and inland wetlands regulations
processes petitions for variances, re-zonings, special uses, and street or alley closures
reviews and approves all documents related to development of lands within the Town
enforces code related to such items as weeds, litter, inoperative vehicles, and commercial vehicles in residential areas