Community Development

Welcome to the Community Development Division’s web page!

Gas permits are now being issued by the Community Development Department located at 35 Main Street on the 2nd floor. The Fire Department will no longer be issuing these permits. The Fire Department will still be issuing Oil Burner Permits. The Gas permit application is available to print under Forms & Documents. Please contact the Community Development Department at (603) 485-4117 with any questions.

Community Development is now a Division of the Department of Public Works. Community Development conducts a review of all residential and commercial development proposals; provides staff support to the Planning Board; recommends revisions to the town’s Zoning Ordinance, Development Regulations for approval by the Planning Board, and/or Town Ballot vote, and Master Plan. The department also provides guidance to residents and developers.

Our goal is to make this a truly efficient process. Please view us as a resource. We strongly encourage you to meet with the Town Planner as your first step. This is also where you will find our Assistant Public Works Director/Town Engineer.

Roles & responsibilities of the Community Development Division include:

  • Boundary Line Adjustment Plan Reviews
  • Capital Improvement Program (CIP)
  • Condominium Conversion Plan Reviews
  • Construction Monitoring
  • Development Regulation Promulgation and Amendment
  • Economic Development
  • Farmers' Market
  • GIS Mapping
  • Issuing Driveway and Roadway Excavation Permits
  • Long Range Planning
  • Lot Mergers
  • Master Plan Update
  • Site Plan Reviews
  • Site Plan Review Escrows
  • Subdivision Plan Reviews
  • Technical and Administrative support to the Planning Board
  • Technical Review Committee (TRC)
  • Zoning Ordinance Promulgation and Amendment

Staff Contacts

Name Title Phone
James J. Donison, P.E. Assistant Public Works Director/Town Engineer (603) 268-0279
Kathy Lawrence Administrative Assistant (603) 485-4117
Leann Fuller Administrative Assistant (603) 485-4117
Nicholas Williams Town Planner (603) 268-0458