With the ongoing town hall closure, the Community Development Department has revised its procedures in attempt to balance public safety with the need to provide services to the public. The following practices will be in effect until further notice:
Town staff is available by email. A list of staff emails can be found on the department’s staff directory page.
We are working on establishing protocols for remote meetings and public hearings. Please contact town staff regarding scheduled public hearings.
All board/committee application materials and associated timeframe waiver forms are available online at the following webpages:
Application materials are now available as fillable PDFs. These materials can be filled out online by clicking on a line in the document and typing in information. Once completed you can save the filled out document and submit it as an attachment to the applicable staff member via email.
Applications can be received by email and be reviewed to the extent possible for completeness. In the event that file attachments exceed email size limitations, please utilize a file sharing feature such as DropBox or Google Drive to submit your materials electronically.
Applicants will be notified electronically when applications are deemed “complete”.
Hard copy applications, or (required) hard copies submitted in conjunction with an application submitted by email, may be submitted by mail and will be reviewed when possible.
Hard copies may also be dropped off at town hall in the designated dropbox location inside the entrance next to the side parking lot. Please be advised that hard copies will not be reviewed for three business days following drop off per order of the Board of Health.
The Department of Community Development coordinates activities associated with community housing, conservation, planning, appeals, historic, and the Old Kings Highway Regional Historic District. In addition to promoting economic opportunities for the residents, the Department manages the Community Preservation Act and Community Development Block Grant programs.
The department manages the following divisions and programs: