Regulation Authorities, Codes & Ordinances, and Forms
Lowell regulates development through a number of established codes and ordinances. These include zoning, subdivision control, site plan review, wetlands protection, flood plain development, and historic preservation design review. Below is a table with links to information about Lowell's four regulating authorities including meeting schedules. You can also find links to regulations, as well as various applications.
For a brief introduction to the land development process in Lowell, please consult our Development Guide.
The Division of Development Services is now making project information available on-line for building projects that require Planning Board, Zoning Board of Appeals, or Conservation Commission approval. Project files are also available at the Develompent Services office located on the second floor of City Hall, in Room 51.
Inspectional Services (for building permits) Please see the Inspectional Services Department for information regarding the Zoning Board.
Historic Board (for Downtown Lowell and Acre Neighborhood Historic Districts)
Priority Development Site Permitting - Hamilton Canal District