Planning Board

The Taunton Planning Board is a seven member board elected at large every two years in a city wide election. The board is charged with administering the subdivision control rules and regulations of the City of Taunton enacted in accordance with MGL Ch 41 sections 81A-81J. The board is also required to comply with the regulations established in MGL Ch40A and the City of Taunton Zoning Ordinance.

The Board overseas the creation of all subdivisions of land within the Cities limits. This includes residential subdivisions on new streets, the division of parcels on existing streets and commercial and industrial developments in which new streets or lotlines are created.

Each project that comes before the board has five goals to meet. These are:

  1. To further the orderly and appropriate use of land in the City;
  2. To assure sites are suitable for building purposes and human habitation;
  3. To coordinate existing streets with proposed streets, parks, or other features of the City;
  4. To assure the provision of uniform streets and ways throughout the City;
  5. To assure the provision of required improvements at standards acceptable to the City.

The board also advises the Municipal Council on all developments or land use policy decisions that fall under Council jurisdiction. These include Site Plan R The Taunton Planning Board is a seven member board elected at large every two years in a city wide election. The board is charged with administering the subdivision control rules and regulations of the City of Taunton enacted in accordance with MGL Ch 41 sections 81A-81J. The board is also required to comply with the regulations established in MGL Ch40A and the City of Taunton Zoning Ordinance.

Staff Contacts

Name Title Phone
Kevin Scanlon Director (508) 821-1051
Denise Paiva Secretary (508) 821-1051

Board Members

Name Title
Robert Campbell Chair
Anthony Abreau Vice-Chair
Manuel Spencer, Jr. Clerk
Brian Carr Member
Jordan H.F. Fiore Member
Arthur Lopes Member
Dennis Smith Member
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