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,
  • re-zoning,
  • site plan review,
  • major development projects, and
  • parking plans.