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The Planning Board meets on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of the month at 7 pm in the Nauset Meeting Room at the Orleans Town Hall. In order to get on the Planning Board agenda, you must have all of the required copies of the documents and plan for your project to the Planning Department by noon on the Wednesday before the Planning Board meeting at which you wish to present your application.
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7 copies of the Site Plan Review Committee application and all plans and descriptions are due in the Planning Department by noon on Wednesday the week before the review meeting.
You can view and print the documents from the Zoning Bylaws and Regulations page. Hard copies are available in the Planning Department for a fee.
Subdivision plan files are maintained in the Planning Department and can be viewed from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday. You can view your property online via the GIS Mapping page.
Paper copies of the Federal Environmental Management Agency (FEMA) Flood Maps are located in the Planning Department at the Orleans Town Hall. They can also be seen on the Flood Mapping page.
The minimum lot size in the Residential District is 40,000 square feet, with a minimum road frontage of 150 square feet. The front, side and rear setbacks are 25 feet, and the maximum building height is 30 feet.
You can buy a copy of the Orleans Zoning By-Laws at the Town Hall in the Planning Department or at the Town Clerk's Office for a cost of $20, which includes an 8 1/2-inch by 11-inch copy of the Orleans Zoning Map. If you want to buy a large 34-inch by 44-inch sized zoning map, the cost is $20 and can be ordered through the Planning Department.
You can also find the information online at General Code Publishers. Search for Chapter 164 to find the appropriate section.
The Site Plan Review Committee meets on the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of the month at 10 am in the Skaket Meeting Room at the Orleans Town Hall. In order to get on the Site Plan Review Committee agenda, you must bring 7 copies of your application and corresponding plans to the Planning Department by noon on the Wednesday before the Site Plan Review Committee meeting at which you wish to present your application.