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Planning Board

Planning Board

The mission of the Dalton Planning Board is to ensure that growth and land use changes within Dalton occur in an orderly and planned manner. The Board maintains the Dalton Zoning Bylaws so that they reflect current conditions and promote the goals of the Dalton Master Plan. The Planning Board is also responsible for regulating the division of land in Dalton and is the Special Permit Granting Authority for land use issues. The Board provides citizens with information regarding zoning as well as subdivision regulations.


The Planning Board is composed of five Dalton residents elected by the general public plus one associate member appointed by the Select Board. Current members are maintained by the Town Clerk’s office and available at


Public meetings are held on the 3rd Wednesday of each month at 7 PM in order to make decisions on land use applications and to discuss land use issues with residents; additional meetings are held as needed.

Excerpts from Town Bylaws

Planning Board Publications