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.