Planning Board

The Planning Board is responsible for administration of the Subdivision Control Laws as set forth in Massachusetts General laws Chapter 41 and the Truro Rules and Regulations Governing the Subdivision of Land. The Planning Board also is the Special Permit Granting Authority for Communication Structures, Wind Generators, Large-Scale Ground-Mounted Photovoltaic Arrays and Affordable Accessory Dwelling Units and the Board issues permits for Temporary Signs.

Actions of the Board During the COVID-19 State of Emergency

By Order of the Governor, remote meeting provisions pertaining to the Open Meeting Law have been extended until March 31, 2023, and the Truro Planning Board is holding all meetings remotely.

Any submittals relating to new or existing applications must be filed with the Town Clerk.  Please make sure that your contact information and payment are clearly attached to your submission which should include the required copies of the application, plans and attachments.  Please also submit an electronic copy of same to the Planning Department Administrator at

***News & Announcements:  Note that the material contained herein is from the original submission only and will not be updated.  Refer to the meeting Agenda/Packet for up-to-date information.***

Contact Liz Sturdy, Planning Department Administrator, at or (508) 214-0935 with questions.

Board Members

Name Title
Caitlin Townsend Member-Appointment expires ATE 2027
Jack Riemer Clerk-Appointment expires-ATE 2025
Anne Greenbaum Chair-Appointment expires ATE 2024
Paul Kiernan Member-Appointment expires ATE 2025
Ellery Althaus Member-Appointment expires ATE 2026
Richard Roberts Vice Chair-Appointment expires ATE 2026
Virginia Frazier Member-Appointment Expires ATE 2023 (5yr term)