Community Development

Welcome to the Community Development Home Page! 

Our Department is here to assist all members of the community throughout each stage of the development process.  The Department partners three basic functions of town government that oversee development activities, the Building Officials, Board of Health and Health Inspector, and Planning and Land Use. All three basic functions of the Department work together to forward the goal of protecting both the town’s built and natural environment to ensure a safe, healthy, and thriving Williamstown.  The State Building Code, Board of Health Regulations, The Wetlands and Rivers Protection Acts, as well as the Town’s Zoning Bylaw, Sign Bylaw and Subdivision Regulations are all enforced by the Department and the various volunteer community boards that the Department collaborates  with in fulfilling its mission. For information about each of our functions please click the links on the left hand side of the page. Thank you!