476 Route 28West Yarmouth, MA 02673 (508) 778-1500


The Town of Yarmouth is dedicated to providing up-to-date emergency preparedness information to both its citizens and visitors. Below you will find a series of links to various resources that will help you understand the major hazards facing the town and some steps you can take to better prepare yourself and your family.

To stay up-to-date with events and emergencies impacting the Town of Yarmouth, please sign up for our CodeRED emergency alert system. All businesses should register, as well as all individuals who have unlisted phone numbers, who have changed their phone number or address within the past year, and those who use a cellular phone as their primary number. The CodeRED system provides Yarmouth officials with the ability to quickly and professionally deliver messages to targeted areas, neighborhoods, or the entire Town of Yarmouth through personalized messages via voice, email, and text.

Much of the Town of Yarmouth lies within a hurricane evacuation zone. Below you will find a series of maps detailing where these zones are, the areas that are expected to be inundated by a storm surge, and evacuation routes for the town. The town's hazard mitigation plan is also located below. Remember, the shelters are open to everyone regardless of if your home lies in an evacuation zone or not. Also, there is a link to download a FEMA program called Stay Dry. Stay Dry is a program that uses Google Earth to allow you to easily see if your home is in a flood zone from rain or storm surge.

Obtaining a Business Certificate

To obtain a business certificate , please see the Yarmouth Town Clerk .

Site Plan Review

The Site Plan Review Process is required for most new businesses and for commercial properties that anticipate changes to the site, structure, and/or use of property.
Site Plan Review

Zoning Bylaw and Map

View the most recent Zoning Bylaw and Map.
Zoning Bylaw
Zoning Map

Town Permitting

Learn about the different departments and procedures in town that can assist with navigating the local permitting process.
Town Permitting

Local Zoning Summary

The Town of Yarmouth has created overlay districts and a Growth Incentive Zone (GIZ) as alternatives to traditional zoning practices. The overlay districts and GIZ are designed to provide incentives for economic development by allowing types of development not available in the underlying zoning.
Local Zoning Concept Summary

Business and Permitting Guide

The Yarmouth Business and Permitting Guide is a user-friendly tool for assisting small businesses looking to locate in the Town of Yarmouth through the permitting, licensing, and zoning process.
Business and Permitting Guide

South Yarmouth Opportunity Zone

The recently passed U.S. Tax Cut and Jobs Act of 2017 created the Opportunity Zone Program to provide incentives for investment in low income communities throughout the country. An Opportunity Zone is a designated geographic area, in which individuals can gain favorable tax treatment on their capital gains, by investing those (through a privately-created Opportunity Fund) into economic activities in the area. An Opportunity Zone has been designated in South Yarmouth which stretches from Parker's River to Bass River.
South Yarmouth Opportunity Zone

PACE Massachusetts

Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) for commercial buildings is a new mechanism to finance energy improvements, such as energy-efficiency projects, renewables, and gas line extensions, on commercial and industrial properties in Massachusetts. The Yarmouth Board of Selectmen voted at their January 15, 2019 meeting to adopt the PACE program in Yarmouth.
PACE Massachusetts

Fiber Optic Broadband Network

A fiber optic network exists in Yarmouth, with fiber routes running along Route 28 and Route 6A. This network was built to meet the demands of high speed data for Cape Cod businesses and allows for Yarmouth businesses along these routes to have access to affordable, world class, high-speed broadband voice and data services with direct connectivity to communication hubs in Boston and Providence. To learn more about this network please contact OpenCape, a non-profit technology company headquartered in Barnstable Village.
Open Cape

Community and Economic Development Committee

The Community and Economic Development Committee (CEDC) coordinates the economic development activities of the town and maintains a familiarity with state and local resources that may provide aid. The Committee typically meets on the second Monday of each month at 4:30pm.
Community and Economic Development Committee

State Incentive Programs

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts offers a variety of economic incentive programs designed to promote private investment across the state.
State Incentive Programs

Age-friendly Community Team
Board of Appeals
Board of Assessors
Cable Advisory Committee
Cape Cod Regional Tech High School Committee
Capital Budget Committee
Community and Economic Development Committee
Community Housing Committee
Community Preservation Committee
Conservation Commission
Cultural Council (Regional)
Design Review Committee
Disability Commission
Drive-In Site Utilization Committee
Energy Committee
Elderly and Disabled Taxation Aide Committee
Finance Committee
Fire Advisory Committee
Government Oversight Committee
Golf Enterprise Committee
Board Of Health
Historical Commission
Integrated Water Resources Planning Committee
Investment Committee
John Simpkins Building Review Committee
Library Board
Library Study ad hoc Committee
Old King's Highway Committee
Open Space Commitee
Parker's River Marine Park Committee
Personnel Board
Planning Board
Recreation Commission
Recycling And Solid Waste Advisory Committee
Scholarship Committee
Board of Selectmen
Water Resources Advisory Committee
Waterways/Shellfish Advisory Committee
Yarmouth Representative To Barnstable Assembly of Delegates
Yarmouth Representative To Cape Cod Commission
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