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A variance is required if you want to do something with your property which is generally prohibited by the Zoning Bylaw. The applicant must show a hardship imposed by the Bylaw which is caused by a unique condition of the lot, or structure, and the hardship is owing to circumstances relating to the soil conditions, shape or topography of the land or structure and especially affecting the land or structures, but not affecting generally the zoning district in which it is located. Relief may be granted without substantial detriment to the public good, and without nullifying or substantially derogating from the intent or purpose of such ordinance or bylaw. The criteria for a Variance is very strict, you might want to look at all of your options before applying.
All sheds require zoning permits. You can download a express permit
Any in-ground pool more than two feet deep requires a fence. Any doors from the house that access the pool directly require alarms.
Town of Yarmouth Zone II Areas of Wellhead Contrib
A Building Permit is required whenever a project includes construction,reconstruction, alterations, repair, removal or demolition of a structure. Also a permit is required for any change of use of a building or structure and /or the installation or alteration of any equipment that is regulated by the State Building Code.
Yes, A Plot Plan is required if the proposed construction involves a new structure, an addition to an existing structure, or reconstruction.
On line eBILL (epay.cityhallsystems.com) is available with MC, Visa and Debit cards for Real Estate, Personal Property and Excise taxes.
We have a Bank Lock Box Center in Reading, therefore, tax bill payments will be sent to the Reading Post Office Box. Town of Yarmouth utilizes a lockbox service through Century Bank with its highly automated capabilities is less costly for the tax payers than hiring staff to manually type in payment receipts and make bank deposits. Mail sent on Cape with rare exceptions are sent off Cape for processing and distribution. The mail time is essentially the same going to either location.
Community Preservation Act (CPA) legislation was designed to help Massachusetts towns and cities plan ahead for sustainable growth and provide funds to achieve their community preservation goals. The CPA (MGL. c. 44B) was enacted by state legislators in 2000 allowing any Town in the Commonwealth to adopt a property tax surcharge of up to 3%, the revenues from which and any matching state funds could be directed to community housing, historic resources, open space, and recreational projects.
The CPC consists of nine voting members. Seven members represent existing committees from the Affordable Housing Committee, Conservation Commission, Historical Commission, Open Space Committee, Planning Board, Recreation Commission, and the Yarmouth Housing Authority. The two remaining seats are citizen-at-large positions appointed by the Board of Selectmen.
The Committee reviews applications and makes recommendations to Town Meeting for funding for community housing, historic, open space, and recreation projects.
The Committee is required to study the community preservation needs of the city or town, hold a public hearing, consult with relevant boards and committees and make recommendations to the legislative body for the expenditure of CPA funds. The legislative body may approve, reduce or reject the recommended appropriations, or it may reserve CPA funds for future projects.
Twelve (12) copies and all accompanying documents must be hand-delivered or mailed to the Town Hall at the address below. Town of YarmouthDepartment of Community Development1146 Route 28South Yarmouth, MA 02664
Applications not received by the deadline, may be eligible for consideration at a Special Town Meeting. Please note that Special Town Meetings are not a regular occurrence.
Types of restrictions may include affordable housing deed riders, historic preservation restrictions, and conservation restrictions. Restrictions run with the land in perpetuity and are enforced by a governing agency.
Moderate income is less than 100%, and low income is less than 80%, of U.S. HUD Area Wide Median Income.
Does not include horse or dog racing or the use of land for a stadium, gymnasium or similar structure.
A variety of items can be recycled at the Disposal Area. To view a list of items, please
Yes, we can produce an 8½ x 11 plan of your parcel with 2' contours and spot elevations.
Children kindergarten age or older may apply for a Children's card with the signature of a parent or guardian in good standing. Teens 14 years or older may apply for a card with a school picture ID.
Library cards may also be issued to other categories of borrowers such as the homebound, teachers, local institutions, or out of state residents.
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Please note, make sure your septic system is designed for a garbage disposal.
Application for Reimbursement HUD Low Income Limits Chart
Community Septic Loan Program: This program, administered by the Health Department and the Barnstable County Department of Health and Environment, provides financial help with a five percent interest rate betterment loan, repayable over 20 years, to cover the costs associated with a septic system upgrade. Please contact Kendall Ayers, Program Coordinator at (598) 375-6610 for availability of funds.
If, your toilet is not leaking you will also need to check all the faucets inside and outside the house.
Don't forget to check your irrigation system by turning off the supply valve to the irrigation system and observing the low flow indicator on the water meter.
The toll free number is: 888-DIG-SAFE (344-7233)