Planning Board

As a member of the Planning Board, you are responsible for administering laws related to the subdivision of land. Your board develops and updates the community’s master plan, recommends changes in the zoning laws to the city council or town meeting, and may grant special permits in cases for which standard regulations and permits do not apply.

Your board is in a unique position to help protect people, property, and community funds by helping to make sure that development in your floodplains doesn’t increase flood and storm risk to people or property.

Following are some of the ways that you can help protect your community:

Hazard Identification and Mapping


Regulation and Development Standards

Mitigation and Shore Protection


Education and Outreach