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Planning & Development

Conveniently located near the geographic center of New Hampshire, Plymouth serves as a bridge between the Lakes Region and the White Mountains. Plymouth is at the heart of the Plymouth Labor Market Area, which is home to over 30,000 people, with a civilian labor force of over 17,000. Plymouth is easy to get to, with convenient access from the north and south on I-93, Route 3, and Route 3A; as well as from the east and west on Route 25. Many areas of Plymouth are served by public water and sewer from the Plymouth Village Water and Sewer district, and major employers include Plymouth State University; Speare Memorial Hospital; New Hampshire Electric Cooperative; Hannaford Brothers Supermarket; Plymouth Regional High School; and many others. In 2018, Plymouth was also designated as one of New Hampshire's 27 Opportunity Zones.   

The Plymouth Planning and Development Department assists with all aspects of development projects; provides staff support for the Planning Board and the Zoning Board of Adjustment; assures compliance with land use ordinances and regulations; directs community planning projects; and provides information on land use-related issues. This work includes code enforcement as well as maintaining land use records.

Please note that as of February 2023, building permits are being issued through the Plymouth Fire Department. For more information, they can be reached at 603-536-1253.

Departmental news and updates:
Planning and Development Department Update: July 2023

Staff Contacts

For general inquiries, please email planning@plymouthnh.gov or call 603-536-1731.

Name Title Phone Email
June Hammond Rowan* Planning and Development Director 603-536-1731 jhammondrowan@plymouthnh.gov
Tom Newcomb* Building Inspector/Code Enforcement 603-536-1253 tnewcomb@plymouthfd.org
Joseph Perez Community Planner 603-536-1731 jperez@plymouthnh.gov
       
*Part-time, please reach out to inquire about availability.
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Ordinances, Regulations, and Documents4 documents

  • Zoning Ordinance
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    Revised 3-12-24
  • Site Plan Review Regulations
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  • Subdivision Regulations
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  • 2018 Master Plan
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Building Permit Applications4 documents

  • Commercial Building Permit Application
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    Updated 3/5/24
  • Residential Building Permit Application
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    Updated 3/5/24
  • Sign Permit application
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  • Application fee schedule
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Studies and Reports11 documents

  • Industrial Park Feasability Study (1984)
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  • Green Street Committee Report (1995)
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  • Main Street Plymouth Design Guidelines (1999)
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  • Meeting Plymouth's Housing Needs (2003)
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  • Plymouth Natural Resources Inventory (2005)
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  • South Main Street Improvements Feasability Study (2006)
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  • Plymouth, NH Municipal Airport Master Plan (2014)
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  • Plymouth Downtown Parking Study (2017)
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  • Planning for Housing Opportunities in Plymouth (2023)
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  • Planning for Housing Opportunities in Plymouth Phase 2 (2023)
    document seq 3.60

Planning Department 2023 Report1 document

  • Planning and Development Department - 2023 Report
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Plymouth Zoning Maps4 documents

  • Comprehensive Zoning Map
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  • Environmentally Sensitive Overlay Zone
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  • Floodplain Development Overlay Zone
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  • Airport Overlay Zone
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