Planning and Zoning Department
Zoning, subdivision, and various other regulations are drafted by Planning Staff for Planning Board and Board of Commissioners’ acceptance, which are then enforced by the Planning Department. From initial stages of policy-making to enforcement of local rules on individual properties, the Planning Department is available to explain procedures and development concepts to developers and citizens.
The Planning office receives calls and visitors daily asking about existing zoning, potential new development, Town code regulations, and nuisance property. Questions range from whether a storage building can be added to a lot, how to divide and sell land, and many other issues.
Along with answering these questions, the Planning Department prepares background data on proposed zoning changes, looks at site plans to see that buildings and parking lots are properly placed and landscape plantings are adequate. In addition the Town Planner investigates complaints about possible Town code violations, works with the Town Engineer and other Town staff members to assure development meets Town requirements and makes routine inspections of construction sites for possible violations.
Long range plans, applications, and other forms can all be found in the Document Center.
Planning Director: Joshua Watkins