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As your Planning Staff, our primary responsibility is to coordinate growth and development in Old Orchard Beach through the administration of local, state, and federal laws, regulations, and ordinances.

Some of our duties include responding to requests for assistance on land use development questions, reviewing development proposals and plans, production and implementation of the comprehensive plan, development and amendment of all local ordinances, economic development, oversight of code enforcement office activity, staff advisor for the Planning Board, Design Review Committee and Comprehensive Plan Committee.

The Planning Department is one of the town’s contact points for many development inquiries.  The Department routinely answers citizen questions whether planning related or not.

Notice for Planning Board Applicants:

We have strict deadlines for our Planning Board meetings that you must adhere to. If an application is not received in it’s entirety by the deadline, it will not be placed on the Planning Board agenda. Please click on the calendar on our Planning Board page for the date of our next Planning Board workshop/regular meeting and the corresponding deadline. Contact Planning Staff with any questions on these deadlines.