Canton - Massachusetts
Due to the Thanksgiving holiday, municipal offices will be closed on Thursday, November 27, 2014 and Friday, November 28, 2014. Offices will be open for business on Monday, December 1, 2014...The Yard Waste Recycling Center will be closing on Saturday November 29,2014.  It will reopen for the collection of undecorated Christmas trees and wreaths for the first two weeks in January...Pleasant St Roundabout construction is expected to be completed by November 21, 2014.  Thank you for your patience...Work on the Shepard Pond Dam is ongoing...

                                        PLANNING DEPARTMENT

Town of Canton
Office of the Planning Board
Memorial Hall
2nd Floor
801 Washington Street
Canton, MA 02021

OFFICE HOURS:  Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday  9 am - 5 pm
Tuesday 9 am - 7 pm
Friday 9 am - 1 pm



The Planning Board is charged with approving subdivisions, approving technical aspects of commercial site construction, submitting zoning by-laws, overseeing our scenic ways, and presenting new streets for acceptance by the Town to Town Meeting.

         The Planning Board consists of 5 members each elected to a term of 5 years. 

Current Members:

Jeremy J. Comeau  - Chairman
Christopher Connolly  - Vice Chairman
Michael Mitcheroney- Clerk
Tori McClain 
George J.Jenkins 


Useful links:

      Click here for the complete Rules and Regulations of the Planning Board

        Form A - Subdivision Control Law                               Form F - Covenant
        Form B - Approval of Preliminary Plan                         Form G - Release of Lots

        Form C - Approval of Definitive Plan                            Form H - Release of Surety

        Form D - Submission of Plan                                         Form I - Release of Covenant 

        Form E - Certified List of Abutters                                Form J - Easements & Utilities

  Other useful links:
          Design Review Board                                               Zoning By-Laws

          Past Meeting Minutes                                              Scenic Way Rules & Regulations

                                                                                             Scenic Way Bylaw  

                                                                                             Scenic Way Application

                                                        Current Agenda

          Contact us by e-mail at:

Master Plan

Below is a link to the Canton Master Plan approved by the Planning Board. The Master Plan should be a guide for the town’s future and as the town changes the document should change with it. There is a Master Plan Monitoring Committee charged with shepherding its implementation and recommend future revisions.

Click Here for the Canton Master Plan


Scenic Ways

 Any person or organization seeking the consent of the Planning Board under MGL Ch. 40, Sec. 15c regarding road repair, maintenance, reconstruction, paving work, road or driveway cuts that will involve the cutting or removal of trees, or damage to the tree's root system, or the tearing down of stone walls, or portions thereof, shall file a request with the Planning Board.

The following is a list of streets within the Town of Canton. If you are planning to remove a tree or stone wall and you reside on one of these streets, please request a determination from the Planning Board:

Chapman Street
Elm Street
Farm Street
Green Street
Green lodge Street
High Street
Indian Lane
Pleasant Street
Sherman Street-
    from Washington Street eastward to Pleasant Street

Walpole Street
Washington Street
York Street



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