While the Planning Board issues Shoreland Zoning and Conditional Use Permits, the Code Enforcement Officer is able to take action on many projects and building permits that don't requirePlanning Board action or approval,and he will advise applicants if Planning Board approval/action is required.
For rules regarding setbacks and minimum lot sizes, refer to the Land Use Ordinance Manual which is listed under our CEO on this page.
The following standards for single-family detached dwellings are excerpted from the Land Use Ordinance manual:
Minimum Lot size (for single family detached dwelling).
10,000 sq. ft. (sewered) - Village, Industrial and Growth Districts
20,000 sq. ft. (unsewered) - Village, Industrial and Growth Districts
30,000 sq. ft. - Rural District.
Minimum Street Frontage.
125 feet - Village and Growth Districts
150 feet - Rural and Industrial Districts
Minimum Front Setback.
15 feet - Village and Growth Districts
25 feet - Rural District
50 feet - Industrial District
Minimum Side Setback and Rear Setback.
10 feet [Residential] - Village, Industrial, Rural and Growth Districts
20 feet [Commercial, Industrial, Other] - Village, Industrial, Rural and Growth Districts
Leo Caron- Chair
Patricia Lanning- Co-Chair
Darcy Dow- Alt, Secretary
June Caron- Alt.
Daniel Bealieu-Alt, Co-Secretary
The Benton Planning Board meets at 7:00 PM on the second Tuesday of every month at the Benton Town Office. The meeting is open to the public. General concerns or questions will be handled by the Board. However, anyone with business for the Planning Board including permits and conditional use applications should contact the Benton Town Office 453-7191 to be put on the agenda for the meeting. Requests to be on the agenda must be made at least 7 days prior to the meeting date.
Land Use Ordinance Manual *FOR REFERENCE ONLY*
Copies of tax cards can be e-mailed. To receive a tax card via e-mail, call (453-7191), fax (453-4428) or e-mail ( email@example.com ) - the Town Office staff.
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