Town of Amherst NH

Community Development Office

BuildingCode EnforcementPlanningZoningEconomic Development

Amherst Town Hall, 2 Main Street

Business Hours: 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM Daily       Phone: (603) 673-6041 x 206       Fax: (603) 673-4138

The Community Development Office provides a one-stop location for all land development processing in the Town.  Please stop by our counter in the Town Hall or access the individual departments through the links listed below.

The Community Development Office strives to effectively manage community change in accordance with the Master plan and the Town’s ordinances and regulations, by providing professional advice and technical expertise in a consistent and fair manner to citizens; boards and commissions; departments; and regional agencies on the implementation of land use ordinances, regulations and policies for both the short and long term physical, natural, and economic development of the Town.

  • Land development review
  • Master planning/long range planning
  • Economic development: industrial, commercial, and small business
  • Building permitting and inspections
  • Health and safety

DEPARTMENTS:

Building & Code Enforcement
Planning & Zoning
Economic Development

BOARDS SUPPORTED BY THE DEPARTMENT:

Planning Board –  Check out the 2014 Zoning Changes to appear on the 2014 Town Ballot.
Zoning Board of Adjustment
Historic District Commission
Board of Health
Conservation Commission
Heritage Committee
Capital Improvements Plan (CIP) Committee

STAFF

Pam Crook – Community Development Secretary  673-6041 x206  or pcrook@amherstnh.gov
Rick Keyes – Building Inspector, Deputy Health Officer & Code Enforcement  673-6041 x214 or  rkeyes@amherstnh.gov
Sarah Marchant, AICP – Community Development Director, Zoning Administrator & Code Enforcement 673-6041 x204  or smarchant@amherstnh.gov

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