Planning Department

The Planning Department reviews development proposals with the guidance of the Comprehensive Plan and the city Code. The Comprehensive Plan is the city's long-range guide to how property should be developed or redeveloped. The City Code regulates many aspects of land-use including the type of use, requirements, setbacks, and general standards.

The department also meets with builders and land owners regarding development, reviews sign permit applications, inspects single-family rental properties, and enforces code violations.

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Requests for variances, conditional use permits, comprehensive plan amendments, zoning changes and site plans require review from the Planning and Zoning Commission and City Council approval. Staff serves as a liaison to the Planning and Zoning Commission, Economic Development Authority, and the Open Space Committee.
  1. Applications, Handouts, & Miscellaneous

    Find applications, handouts and other files.

  2. Code Violations & Enforcement Process

    The Planning Department enforces the zoning and land-use regulations which are visible from the public right-of-way or from a neighboring property.

  3. Find Zoning Records Online

    Find zoning records online.

  4. Maps

    Look up different maps.

  5. News & General Information

    Look up news and general information from the planning department.

  6. Plans, Reports & Resources

    The Planning Department relies on the City Code and the Comprehensive Plan when implementing and enforcing rules, regulations, and policies. Electronic versions of these tools are available in this section.

  7. Residential Development

    This section contains links of available homes and properties in Andover.