Zoning Ordinance and Map

Zoning Ordinance Information

This Ordinance is enacted to promote the health, safety, and general welfare of the community; for the purposes listed in RSA 674:6; for the purposes stated in the City of Lebanon Master Plan; for the specific purposes stated for each zoning district or section herein, and for any and all purposes for which land-use regulations may be validly enacted under New Hampshire law. If you have any questions, please contact Tim Corwin, the Zoning Administrator/Senior Planner at the Planning and Development Office at 603-448-1524. 

Zoning Ordinance Documents

Proposed Amendments for 2023

Proposed amendments to the Zoning Ordinance and  Zoning Map were initially presented to the City Council at their meeting on October 5, 2022, partly stemming from the City Council’s April 21, 2022 directive to the City Manager to take steps to enable, incentivize, and partner in the development of housing needs not currently being addressed by the market. 

It is anticipated that some of the proposed amendments will require a referendum vote in March 2023 pursuant to Section 1000.4.A of the Zoning Ordinance. The Planning and Development Department drafted the amendments, which are described in the materials included in the October 5, 2022, City Council Agenda Packet.  

As required by Section 1000 of the Zoning Ordinance, the proposed amendments will be reviewed by the City’s legal counsel and land use boards, including the Planning Board, Conservation Commission, and Zoning Board of Adjustment. Public informational meetings will be held in the fall and early winter. The first one was held on Tuesday, November 15, 2022. It is anticipated that this review process will result in adjustments to the draft amendments, which the Council will review in early January.

Zoning Amendments Review Schedule

  • November 15, 2022 - Public informational Meeting 1 (watch the meeting recording)
  • November 21, 2022 - Planning Board (view agenda)
  • November 22, 2022 - Zoning Board (view agenda)
  • December 8, 2022  - Conservation Commission (view agenda)
  • December 20, 2022 - Public Informational Meeting 2 (view details)
  • January 4, 2023 - City Council (to review proposed revisions to draft amendments)
  • January 18, 2023 - City Council (public hearing)
  • February ?, 2023 - Public Informational Meeting 3 (date to be determined)
  • March 14, 2023 - Vote on ballot amendments. Voter approval for amendments impacts residential uses and dimensional regulations.

Dates, times, and locations for additional outreach events will be announced and posted here at LebanonNH.gov/ZoningOrdinance.

The public is invited and encouraged to attend any or all of the above events either in person or remotely. Details to attend remotely are available at LebanonNH.gov/LIVE

For more information on the 2023 Proposed Amendments, please review our Informational Meeting newsflash. For questions, please contact the Planning and Development Department at 603-448-1524 or via e-mail at planning@lebanonnh.gov.

Watch the Tuesday, November 15, 2022 Zoning Ordinance informational meeting held at the Lebanon Public Library.