Application Submission Procedure

Due to concern about COVID-19, please be advised that from now until further notice the Sanford Planning & Development Department will be accepting applications for development permits only by mail and will be setting up appointments for remote/ teleconferenced preapplication meetings.

Please submit by email or mail the information below, prior to our setting up a preapplication meeting:
  • Name, email address, and phone number of applicant or consultant serving as point of contact, as well as for all individuals who will take part in the teleconferenced preapplication meeting.
  • Two GIS maps – one of the site using the 2017 aerial base map and one of the general vicinity of the site so we can assess where the property is and what roads and developments are near it (Sanford GIS Instructions)
  • For Design Review and very small scale projects, please draw your proposed improvements on the 2017 aerial base map of the site unless you are providing a professionally prepared, conceptual site/subdivision plan.
  • For Site Plans or Subdivision Plans, please provide a professionally prepared concept plan, which generally lays out the proposed improvements.

Once we have received and found the information adequate, the Planning Department will contact you to schedule the preapplication meeting and share instructions for the remote meeting/teleconference.

Information needed to submit for a development application. Mail three hard copies and a CD or thumb drive including pdf files for all submission materials to the Planning & Development Department:
  • Completed application form with signatures and date (the project will be classified by the Planning Director at the preapplication meeting)
  • Completed checklist associated with the specific review – please note that NA is not an acceptable response; if you believe that a submission requirement is not applicable to your project, check request for waiver on the form and explain why you believe the requested waiver is justified (i.e., there are no existing buildings on the site; existing public water extends to the site and no changes are proposed; etc.)
  •  Set of plans, that include submission requirements listed in the checklist – collated and bound
  •  Set of all other supporting documentation, that include submission requirements listed in the checklist – collated and bound
  •  Check for applied fees
  •  Abutters list and set of abutter envelopes with Departments’ return address, abutter’s mailing address, and first class stamp on each envelope (altered procedures will be in place for abutters notices during this time - please consult Planning Department)
Please make checks payable to City of Sanford and mail packet and checks to:
City of Sanford Planning & Development Department,
919 Main Street, Sanford, Maine 04073

If you have any questions, please email Beth Della Valle or call (207) 324-9150.