Land Use FAQ's
Land Use FAQ
Electronic copies of the above are available via e-mail attachment in PDF format. To request this version, contact the appropriate office above via phone or e-mail and provide your name, contact information, and property address/map & lot you are inquiring about. There is no fee for electronic copies.
Property owners can also view their lot with a variety of other information (including aerial photography) on the Town’s GIS webpage.
An additional way to determine a parcel’s zoning is to use the Town’s GIS webpage. You can search for a parcel by Owner’s name, parcel ID, or property address. Once you have found your parcel, select the “Zoning Map” option from the “Map Layers” in the left-side panel. The screen will redraw with symbols and colors that indicate the zoning.
In addition to the minimum lot size requirements, each new lot is required to have a certain amount of feet of frontage (depending on the zoning of each home being proposed) on a public roadway and accommodate septic and well areas if not on Town services.
Contact the Town Planner in the Community Development Department to ask specific questions about your parcel. Any subdivision proposed is subject to Planning Board approval, in accordance with the Town’s Development Regulations.
- Manchester Water Works (South Hooksett) – 624-6494
- Central Water Precinct (Central Hooksett) – 624-0608
- Village Water Precinct (Village & North Hooksett) – 485-3392
- Pembroke Water Works (Allenstown border) - 485-3362
- Pennichuck Water Works (Candia border) - 882-5191
- Hooksett Sewer Commission – 485-7000
The Community Development Department consists of four staff members: Town Planner, Assistant Planner, Code Enforcement Officer and Building Administrative Assistant. The staff provide technical and administrative support to the Planning Board, Economic Development Committee, Capital Improvement Program (CIP) Committee, Zoning Board of Adjustment and other related groups. Additionally, the staff are responsible for coordinating the subdivision and site plan review process, code enforcement and permitting process.
Planning Board meetings are also videotaped and available for viewing live and archived for viewing past meetings.
A master plan provides an opportunity for community leaders to look ahead, establish new visions and directions, set goals, and map out plans for the future. Properly done, a Master Plan should describe where, how, and at what pace a community desires to develop physically, economically, and socially. In short, a Master Plan functions much like a road map or a blueprint; it is a guide to the future.
Hooksett last updated the Master Plan in 2004.
For tax maps, access the Town’s Assessing Dept. webpage. Each of the files can be opened and viewed, saved or printed using Adobe Acrobat.