Doing Business in Yarmouth

Obtaining a Business Certificate

To obtain a business certificate, please see the Yarmouth
Town Clerk.



Site Plan Review


The Site Plan Review Process is required for most new businesses and for commercial properties that anticipate changes to the site, structure, and/or use of property.
Site Plan Review

Zoning Bylaw and Map


View the most recent Zoning Bylaw and Map.
Zoning Bylaw
Zoning Map 

Town Permitting

Learn about the different departments and procedures in town that can assist with navigating the local permitting process.
Town Permitting



Local Zoning Summary


The Town of Yarmouth has created overlay districts and a Growth Incentive Zone (GIZ) as alternatives to traditional zoning practices. The overlay districts and GIZ are designed to provide incentives for economic development by allowing types of development not available in the underlying zoning. 
Local Zoning Concept Summary

Business and Permitting Guide


The Yarmouth Business and Permitting Guide is a user-friendly tool for assisting small businesses looking to locate in the Town of Yarmouth through the permitting, licensing, and zoning process.
Business and Permitting Guide

South Yarmouth Opportunity Zone

The recently passed U.S. Tax Cut and Jobs Act of 2017 created the Opportunity Zone Program to provide incentives for investment in low income communities throughout the country. An Opportunity Zone is a designated geographic area, in which individuals can gain favorable tax treatment on their capital gains, by investing those (through a privately-created Opportunity Fund) into economic activities in the area. An Opportunity Zone has been designated in South Yarmouth which stretches from Parker's River to Bass River. 
South Yarmouth Opportunity Zone

PACE Massachusetts


Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) for commercial buildings is a new mechanism to finance energy improvements, such as energy-efficiency projects, renewables, and gas line extensions, on commercial and industrial properties in Massachusetts. The Yarmouth Board of Selectmen voted at their January 15, 2019 meeting to adopt the PACE program in Yarmouth.
PACE Massachusetts


Fiber Optic Broadband Network

A fiber optic network exists in Yarmouth, with fiber routes running along Route 28 and Route 6A. This network was built to meet the demands of high speed data for Cape Cod businesses and allows for Yarmouth businesses along these routes to have access to affordable, world class, high-speed broadband voice and data services with direct connectivity to communication hubs in Boston and Providence. To learn more about this network please contact OpenCape, a non-profit technology company headquartered in Barnstable Village. 
Open Cape



Community and Economic Development Committee


The Community and Economic Development Committee (CEDC) coordinates the economic development activities of the town and maintains a familiarity with state and local resources that may provide aid. The Committee typically meets on the second Monday of each month at 4:30pm.
Community and Economic Development Committee

State Incentive Programs


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts offers a variety of economic incentive programs designed to promote private investment across the state. 
State Incentive Programs

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