8:30 am to 4:30 pm
Appointments are encouraged
Gorham’s Planning and Code Enforcement Department staff are constantly upgrading materials for applications and developing tools that we believe will guide you through the development process.
In our efforts to assist the public and developers we are preparing a Design Standards and Policies Manual (DS&PM). It is intended that this manual help the user achieve consistency with the requirements of the Gorham Land Use and Development Code, Federal and State floodplain and stormwater regulations, fire & life safety, building codes, and other regulations associated with land development and construction within Gorham.
Though still in the early stages of development, Chapter 1 – Development Processes is now available on this website. Additional chapters will be released later this year when completed.
For your convenience, there are applications for subdivision and site plan development, and private ways, building and use permits, to name a few. These applications are interactive and can be completed online. A Chart of Applications and the Review Process provides a sorted list of all applications, the reviewing authorities and the public hearing processes associated with each particular application. Hard copies of all documents and applications are also available in the Planning and Code Enforcement offices.
Also available online are Estimators that calculate density for Standard Subdivisions and Development Transfer Overlay Subdivisions, a Cost Estimating Form that summarizes development quantities and costs for Performance Guarantees associated with development, and the Town of Gorham 2012 Meeting Planner, a calendar that shows Planning Board meeting dates, submittal deadlines, and review periods. The agendas for upcoming site walks, meetings, meeting results and approved minutes of previous Planning Board meetings, are also available on this website.
Parcel data is required for the completion of all applications; therefore the Assessing Department provides current property tax data in an Online Database for parcel information which can be accessed if the address or owner(s) name, or map and lot number are known.