The mission of the Planning & Economic Development Department is to promote orderly growth in a manner sensitive to community values and to enhance economic, environmental, and social sustainability. This is done by providing professional support to the Boards, Committees, and Commissions that serve the community, advising and guiding citizens and businesses through the planning and building permit process, and undertaking inspections and code enforcement.
Find building permit application forms, general permit information, and construction requirements.
Land Use and Development Regulations
Information on land use and development regulations, including Zoning Ordinance, Site Plan Review
Regulations, Subdivision Regulations, and Access Management Regulations.
Master Plan Update
The Planning Board has been working on an update to the 2003 Master Plan since 2019. View the adopted Master Plan update and information on community survey results.
Planning Board Applications
Find Site Plan Review, Subdivision, Multi-Tenant, New Tenant, and Home-Based Business applications,
as well as the Planning Board's meeting schedule and fees.
Zoning Board of Adjustment Applications
Find applications for Variance, Special Exception, and Administrative Decision Appeals requests and
the Zoning Board of Adjustment's meeting schedule.
Town Plans and Reports
Find relevant plans, studies, and reports, including the Swanzey Master Plan, Open Space Plan, and
Natural Resources Inventory.
Boards and Committees
Learn about the board and committees working on planning, zoning, land use, conservation, and other related issues.
Information on Economic Revitalization Zones and the Town's Tax Increment Financing District.
Property Tax Maps
Three Phase Power Map
Contact Planning & Economic Development Department Staff
Julius Peel, Town Planner
603-352-7411 ext. 112
The Town Planner is available to answer questions about zoning and land use requirements and providing assistance to applicants that come before the Planning Board and Zoning Board of Adjustment. He also provides staff assistance to the Economic Development Advisory Committee and other committees whose work impacts land use and community development. His role also includes working with the business community to identify and help address issues that are impacting the local economy.
Stephon Mehu, Assistant Town Planner
603-352-7411 ext. 108
Mike Jasmin, Code Enforcement Officer
603-352-7411 ext. 105
Mike is available to answer questions about building requirements and building permit applications. Mike also investigates concerns about possible violations of Town regulations in conjunction with the Fire Inspector and Health Officer. The Code Enforcement Officer also evaluates Town facilities making recommendations on maintenance to extend the life-span and safety of the facility.