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Procedure for a Zoning Change

  • A written application shall be filed with the Dover Municipal Planning Commission through the Office of the Building Inspector fifteen days prior to the regular meeting of the Dover Municipal Planning Commission held on the second Monday of every month at 5:00 P. M., at Town Hall. The application is filed by the property owner or his/her designated agent. Submittals not received by 3:30 P. M. will not be considered at the next Planning Commission meeting. The written application shall state the following:

    Legal description of property

    Map showing location of property

    Reason that the zone change is needed

    Type of change (R to C or C to I, etc.)

    Must be dated to show submittal 15 days prior to the regular meeting of the Planning Commission

  • Payment of the $25.00 fee must accompany the filing of application

  • The Planning Commission will review the application at its regular meeting if the 15 day deadline has been met.

    (Property owner or his/her agent must be present.)

  • The Planning Commission will make It's recommendation to the Board of Mayor and Aldermen.

    If the Board of Mayor and Aldermen agrees with the zone change, then it must pass the zone change on two readings.

    A public Hearing shall be held by the Board of Mayor and Aldermen, before the second reading.

  • Please remember that this procedure could take as long as four months to go through. Please start early.


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