Located on the first floor of Town Hall, the Planning & Zoning Department:
Works on long-term planning for land use, open space, economic development, and transportation in collaboration with several Boards, Committees, community groups, professionals, and individual citizens.
Provides administrative and technical support on the design and permitting of residential and commercial projects.
Addresses regional planning issues with the Metropolitan Area Planning Council and neighboring cities and towns.
When to contact us
Before you plan alterations to a building or property in Dedham -- or before you purchase or lease property -- contact us or the Building Department to learn about any applicable regulatory requirements.
Please contact our department for any issues pertaining to planning, land use, or zoning, including:
- zoning variances,
- special permits,
- administrative appeals,
- site plan review,
- major development projects, and
- parking plans.