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Information for
Planning Board

Updated 5/31/24

10/2/23 - Any revisions to a plan, surety, previously discussed and/or miscellaneous items must be submitted to the Planning Department seven days prior to the meeting.
4/4/23 - Please refer to the updated Schedule of Fees when completing an application.

 
Staff Contacts 

Name
Christopher C. Parayno, Town Planner
Karen Lomas, Senior Clerk

Board Members 

Name Title Year Term Ends
Tim Cabral Chairman  2025
Jonathan Carreiro Vice Chairman  2026
Paul Waple Clerk  2027
Tracy Albernaz    2029
     

Hours of Operation:
As of July 5th, 2022, our new hours will be:
Monday - Thursday 8:00 am to 4:30 pm
Friday 8:00 am to 1:00 pm

Phone:
508-674-5731  x6
Address:
Town Hall Annex
68 Stevens Rd
Swansea, MA 02777
United States 

2/1/21 - NEW PROCEDURES REGARDING APPLICATIONS & FEES:

APPLICATIONS FOR SPECIAL PERMITS SHOULD BE BROUGHT TO THE TOWN CLERKS OFFICE AT 81 MAIN STREET TO BE DATE STAMPED AND THEN BROUGHT TO THE PLANNING OFFICE ALONG WITH ASSOCIATED FEES.  PLEASE CONTACT THE PLANNING DEPARTMENT PRIOR TO ARRIVAL FOR THE ACCURATE FEE.  ALSO, PLEASE SEND US ELECTRONIC PLANS/REPORTS ALONG WITH ONE HARD COPY OF THE PLAN.  

APPLICATIONS FOR SUBDIVISIONS AND FORM A's (APPROVAL NOT REQUIRED) SHOULD BE BROUGHT DIRECTLY TO THE PLANNING DEPARTMENT AT 68 STEVENS ROAD.   PLEASE CONTACT THE PLANNING DEPARTMENT PRIOR TO ARRIVAL FOR THE ACCURATE FEE.  ALSO, PLEASE SEND US ELECTRONIC PLANS/REPORTS ALONG WITH ONE HARD COPY OF THE PLAN.  

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Frequently Asked Questions

What are the submission dates for posting items on the agenda?

What are the submission dates for posting items on the agenda?
 
7 days:  Form A's (Approval not Required); surety, discussion items & other miscellaneous items 
21 days: Site plans 
30 days: Special permits; OSRD (Open Space Residential Design); Hammerhead applications and Subdivision applications

When are the Planning Board meetings held?  The first and third Monday of the month

What is the location and time of the Planning Board Meetings? 
Police Headquarters, 1700 GAR Hwy at 6:30 pm

Minimum Lot Requirements

Frontage: 
Shall be 150 feet or more but not less than 150 ft

Minimum Lot Size (MLS):  30,000 sq ft/60,000 ft for the Aquifer District

If the frontage and MLS requirements are not met, the applicant must submit an application to the Zoning Board of Appeals found at the Town Clerk's office.