During the year 2017, 39 applications for variances, special permits, planned developments or comprehensive permits were filed with the Town Clerk. The Board held public hearings, as required by law, to act upon these requests. After rendering their decisions, they were placed on file in the Town Clerk’s Office.
The first Zoning Bylaw was adopted at the Town Meeting held June 27, 1955. Since the first bylaws were adopted, the Town has continued to update the Zoning Bylaws as necessary by Town Meeting votes as required by Massachusetts General Laws. All favorably voted amendments to the Zoning Bylaw and maps are forwarded to the Office of the Attorney General for approval as required by law.
The Zoning By-law and official Zoning Map are now available on our website www.townofsomerset.org under Departments - Zoning Board of Appeals. In addition, all applications, instructions and agendas for public hearings are posted on the website. All applications are also available in The Office of the Town Clerk and are filed there as well. The Town Clerk’s office also has Zoning Bylaws and Maps available for purchase.