Description and Responsibilities

The Planning Department consists of a Planning Director/Town Planner, a full-time Planning Assistant, and a six member volunteer Planning Board.

The Department reviews and endorses all Approval Not Required Plans M.G.L. Ch. 41 Sec. 81-L and 81-P, all preliminary and definitive subdivision plans as required by M.G.L. Ch. 41 Sec. 81 - K to 81 - GG and the North Andover Subdivision Rules and Regulations, and reviews the Development Schedules for all subdivisions under Section 8.7 Growth Management.

The Planning Department also reviews applications for the following fifteen different special permits, as authorized by M.G.L. ch.40A and the North Andover Zoning Bylaw: