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Planning and Community Development

The Community Planning Department manages the orderly growth and development of the Town of Somerville and is responsible for the following:

  • The administration of regulations, such as Land Development, Zoning Ordinances, Subdivision regulations, including reviews and administration of rezoning and “conditional use” requests.  

  • The processing for all building and sign permit applications, applications for home occupation licenses, and the installation of accessory buildings. 

  • Provides enforcement for the Town of Somerville concerning zoning ordinances, subdivision regulations, the debris ordinance, the weed ordinance, conditional use approvals from the Planning Commission, the Historic Preservation Commission approvals, construction site compliance with Town codes, and complaints from citizens regarding possible zoning ordinance violations.