Subdivision Approvals

Subdivisions are categorized as either minor or major subdivisions.  Minor subdivisions are less than five lots while subdivisions of five or more lots are considered major.  In general the process is summarized as follows. 

  • The applicant submits the application and a sketch plan to the Zoning Enforcement Officer for review.
  • At the first meeting of the Planning Board, the applicant describes the intended subdivision and Planning Board identifies issues.
  • The site visit is conducted.
  • A public hearing is conducted.
  • A decision is made on the proposed subdivision.

In unusual situations, this process may vary. Major subdivisions will require additional steps and should be discussed with the Zoning Enforcement Officer.