Land Use Permitting

The Land Use Permitting Guide is intended to provide residents and land developers with a guide through Lincoln's land use permitting process. This guide is intended to provide an overview of and explanation of the typical process and time line for land use permitting. Lincoln's zoning and land use regulations often require applicants to seek approvals from multiple boards and commissions in order to get a project permitted. If a project appears to need permits from multiple boards and commissions, an applicant should consult with the Planning Department for the best order of scheduling. The Planning Department will also advise an applicant on general or preliminary permitting questions.

Individual Boards, Commissions and Departments will have their own application forms and guidelines. Please visit the web pages of each individual Board or Commission for specific information and forms:
Planning and Land Use Departments
Board of Health
Building Department
Conservation Department
Historical Commission/ Historic District Commission
Housing Commission
Planning Department
Zoning Board of Appeals

Other Departments
Highway/ Public Works Department
Public Safety Department: Police, Fire
Water Department