Planning, Community, and Economic Development

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Storm Damage

If your property sustained damages from a recent storm, please be sure to thoroughly photograph the damage. Depending on your property's location, State and Federal Agencies as well as the Town may require permits for repair and replacement, in which case before and after photographs will be necessary. 

If damage has occurred, please reach out to the Planning and Development Department to get started on the permit application process


Planning Board & Zoning Board Applications

Any applications coming before either the Planning Board or Zoning Board of Appeals will need to be emailed to the Planning and Development Director, Orion Thomas at  All application will need to have received a completion status from the Planning and Development Director before the application is placed on the Agenda. Please refer to the Land Use Ordinance for application requirements. 

Mission Statement 
The Office of Planning and Community Development shall be a customer-oriented community resource with the ability to deliver high quality information on land use, planning and economic development issues to residents of Rockport. 
Staff shall be highly skilled in providing thoughtful, well-researched answers to land use, planning and economic development queries in a timely and professional manner.