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 Bourne Town Hall

24 Perry Avenue
Buzzards Bay, MA 02532-3441


Office Hours:
Monday - Friday
8:30 AM to 4:30 PM

Excluding Holidays

Town Administrator
Thomas Guerino

 Department Contacts
Ann GratisAdmin. Asst. agratis@townofbourne.com 508-759-0600 ex. 335
Dody Adkins-PerryEngineering Technician dadkins-perry@townofbourne.com 508-759-0615 ex. 345
Coreen MooreTown Planner cmoore@townofbourne.com 508-759-0615 ex. 346

 About the Planning Board

The Planning Board consists of nine elected members with 3-year terms and two appointed alternate members.
They are responsible for reviewing commercial projects, subdivisions of land and updating the Zoning Bylaws and Subdivision Regulations.

The Board meets on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of most months at 7:00pm at the Bourne Veteran's Memorial Community Building, 239 Main Street, Buzzards Bay.

We would like to Thank Dudley Jensen for his 11 years of service to the Town of Bourne as a member of the Planning Board. Also leaving us is Rob Galibois, appointed last year, he is a previous member of the Board and will be missed.

Welcome aboard to newly elected members Joseph Agrillo Jr. and Vincent Michienzi!!


 About the Planning Department

The Planning Department conducts a broad range of community development and planning activities for the Town of Bourne. The Department also assists the Planning Board, an elected body, by reviewing development plans including commercial site plans and subdivisions.

 Planning Board Members
Joseph AgrilloMember
Vincent MichienziMember
Lea BensonMember
Elmer CleggMember
Daniel DoucetteVice Chairman
Christopher FarrellChairman
Louis GalloMember
Shaun HandyAlternate Member
John HowarthMember
Douglas ShearerMember

 Office Services

There will be NO Notary or Passport services from July 21-25.

Sorry for any inconvenience

Need a Notary? Stop in!


Passports are taking about 4-6 weeks to receive

We do not do photos on site.       

We are no longer able to accept renewals (adults) however we can assemble for you. 

Ask for Ann.

For more information, current fees &  acceptace agent locations:  http://travel.state.gov

Here's what you need to bring with you when you apply:

  • Application completed in BLACK pen - no crossouts - DO NOT SIGN!! ;-)
  • Certified Birth Certificate from the Town or State where you were born or previously valid US passport
  • 1 Photo - AAA, CVS, or any place that does Passport Photos
  • Driver's License (2nd form of ID if issued/renewed less than 6 months ago). Out of state ID's require a 2nd photo ID.
  • 2 checks - we are unable to accept credit cards or cash at this location
  • All applicants must be present to apply.


Adult: Book (good for 10 years) - $110, Card - $30, Both - $140

Child (under 16 - good for 5 years) Book - $80, Card - $15, Both - $95

  There is a $25 per passport processing fee per applicant (separate check)


Expedited Service (guaranteed return 3 weeks) - $60

Overnight Return Delivery - $12.85


 Other Planning Documents
 2014 Minutes
 Planning Calendar
JunJuly 2014Aug

Next Planning Board Meeting Dates:

Aug. 14

New Link to MassGIS Mapping for Bourne

see quick links below


New Draft Housing Action Plan

see link below

 Flood Zone News:

January 16, 2014

FEMA issued its letter of final determination today, therefore (barring an unexpected turn) the new flood zone maps will become effective July 16, 2014. 

November 2013

Updated & improved Flood Zone FAQs including link to tracker for pending legislation

 July 2013

New improved Index to the preliminary FEMA flood zone maps. Revised Flood Zone FAQs listing neighborhoods where there are concentrations of coming changes to the flood zones.


Feel free to contact Dody Adkins-Perry with any questions. 



 Important Notes
  • Zoning Bylaws are available at Town Hall  Engineering Dept. for $15 and include a zoning map.
  • Subdivision Regulations are available at Town Hall Engineering Dept. for $10.
Planning Department
759-0615 Option 4
759-0615 Option 5
759-0611 (Fax)