Planning Board

Address: One North Main Road, Otis, MA 01253
Phone: (413) 269-0100 ext. 135
Email:  [email protected]
Meetings: 2nd Monday of each month at 7:00 p.m. in the Town Hall
*Postings of date/time change in the event there is a conflict with a legal holiday.
To be placed on the agenda, the board needs to be notified no later than the Monday prior to the meeting; this gives them adequate time to post the meeting.
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Jim KauffmanMay 23, 2023
Rona KnightMay 28, 2024
Barbara GallagherMay 27, 2025
Mark AnthonyPartial Term appointed until May 23, 2023 ( MAY 27 2026)
Teresa Cook-VisserMay 24, 2027


The Planning Board maintains the character of the Town of Otis through proactive research and application for grant funding.  The Planning Board oversees Site Plan Reviews within the V-1 Village districts and hears requests from property owners or developers seeking to divide a tract of land, reaffirm boundary lines or create a new subdivision…who, must submit surveyed plot plans to the Board for appropriate action as governed by MGL, Chapter 41, Section 81.

The Town of Otis requires any new lots to be a minimum of one (1) acre, have 150 feet of road frontage and provide adequate access for emergency and vehicular traffic in the R-1 residential district. In the Village V-1 district, lot area shall not be less than 20,000 square feet and the
frontage shall not be less than 60 feet.

The Planning Board is responsible for changes to the Town Protective By-Laws and is required to review, hold public hearings and make recommendations on proposals that will affect land use.

The cost of a FORM A is $35.00 per parcel; FORM B is $40.00 per parcel; FORM C is $50.00 per parcel.