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Planning and Zoning Publications

A list of planning and zoning publications that provide guidance on various planning, zoning, and land use topics.

Planning and Zoning Handbooks by NH OSI

Please note:
In an effort to save resources, the 2020 versions of the Planning Board Handbook and the Board of Adjustment Handbook are available as a supplement to the 2019 versions of the handbooks. To use, simply print out the respective supplement, available below, and insert the revised page in its respective location in the 2019 version.

Also, this year’s changes to the handbooks are identified both in redlined format (via tracked changes) and are also separately summarized for your convenience.

Other Planning Publications by NH OSI

Statewide Planning Publications by Other Organizations

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