It is the mission of the Easton Planning and Zoning Board to promote development which integrates environmental protection and community economic goals and furthers the welfare of people and the community by creating convenient, equitable, healthful, efficient and attractive environments for present and future generations.
Easton uses an online permitting system for all applications to be reviewed by the Planning & Zoning Board.
Click here to submit a new application.
All new applicants must also first REGISTER. Please call the Planning Department at 508-230-0591 for assistance.
Click here to access the public view of current applications.
Planning and Zoning Board Meeting Schedule 2019
|Gregory Strange||Chair||June 30, 2022|
|Peter Deschenes||Clerk||June 30, 2020|
|Wayne Benson, Jr.||Member||June 30, 2021|
|Christopher Andersen||Member||June 30, 2019|
|Deborah Balcarek||Member||June 30, 2023|
|VACANT||Alternate Member||June 30, 2020|
The staff contact for the Planning & Zoning Board is the Department of Planning and Economic Development. If you need additional information or assistance with your permit application, please call 508-230-0630.
Mail may be addressed to:
136 Elm Street
North Easton, MA 02356Statutory Responsibilities
The duties and responsibilities of the Easton Planning & Zoning Board are clearly defined within Chapters 40A, 40 Section 15C, and 41 of the General Laws of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. These sections of the General Law are referred to respectively as the Zoning Act, the Scenic Roads Act, and the Subdivision Control Law. Within the framework provided by these laws and regulations, the members and staff of the Planning and Zoning Board seeks to manage the growth of the community through promoting development which preserves large tracts of open space, preserves Easton’s remaining rural character and minimizes the long-term operating costs to the town. Part of this activity involves considering the issuance of special permits for flexible development with uses that respect the land and natural resources of the community.
Read more about Roles and Responsibilities of the Planning & Zoning Board or learn more by spending some time with Online Training.