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Dalton, Massachusetts
Heaven in the heart of the Berkshires

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.

Location: Town Hall, 462 Main Street, Dalton, MA 01226
Town Planner: Rebecca Slick
Phone: 413-684-6111 ext.29
Hours: Mon -  Thur 8AM-3PM

More information is available in the latest Annual Report, available at left under Publications.

Excerpts from Town Bylaws

Chapter 350. ZONING

Planning Board Publications (Zoning Map is at left in separate subsection)

Attached Document or FileFORM_A_application.pdf  
Attached Document or FileSpecial Permit  - application for hearing

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