Do I have a buildable lot? What can I build on my property?

The Cumberland Zoning Code Article 5 “Dimensional Regulations” includes tables which show the minimum dimensions (area, housing density, width, frontage, front, rear and side yard setbacks, lot coverage) for lots located in various zones. The minimum requirements are affected by whether the lot has Town water or sewer service.

Vacant lots that do not meet the minimum standard may be buildable if they were in existence prior to the Town’s enacting its first zoning ordinance in May, 1952. 

The table found in “B Attachment 1” of the Cumberland Zoning Code shows what land uses are allowed on a lot within a specific zoning district.

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1. What is the best way to get questions about developing or improving my property answered by Town staff?
2. How can I find information on my property?
3. How do I determine the location of my property line? Who can I hire to survey my property?
4. How do I move my property line?
5. How do I merge lots together?
6. What Town entity governs the subdivision and development of land?
7. Do I have a buildable lot? What can I build on my property?
8. How do I develop or subdivide my property? What is the review process for my development project?
9. When does the Planning Board meet?
10. How do I know if I live in a Historic District?
11. I live in a Historic District. What approvals I must apply for if I want to change the exterior of my house?