The Zoning Department provides administrative and technical support to the Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA), as well as guidance to property owners and applicants.
The Zoning Department manages and coordinates petition-related activities, provides information to the public about the required procedures, and assists applicants with the process of submitting applications or appeals to the ZBA.
For assistance regarding any matters involving the ZBA please contact the office at 508-697-0950.
Questions regarding filing a petition before the Appeals Board, filing deadlines, status of a decision, or to view ZBA files should be directed to the Community and Economic Development office.
Inquiries about the zoning ordinances, zoning determinations, and legal zoning status should be directed to the Building Department.
Zoning Department Procedures
To help residents and interested parties better understand how the Zoning Department operates, below are some general operations which the staff perform on a daily basis:
Find the Town of Bridgewater Zoning Ordinances - HERE
Meeting agendas are posted no later than the Friday preceding the next Zoning Board of Appeals meeting.
Notices of upcoming meetings and hearings are sent to all required departments at least one week prior to a scheduled Zoning Board of Appeals meeting whenever possible.
All documents, (including decisions, minutes, notices, etc) are reviewed by the Community & Economic Development Director or the Zoning Enforcement Officer prior to distribution.
All approved decisions are sent electronically to the Building Department and/or the Board of Health.