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OSI 2018 Legislative Update Summary

A summary of planning-related legislative amendments from 2018


With the conclusion of the 2018 Legislative Session, the Planning Division of the Office of Strategic Initiatives (OSI) provides the following summary of planning-related legislative amendments. These are summaries; please review the source bills for their complete language, linked below and also available here. Additional municipal legislative updates from the 2018 Session may be found in NHMA’s Final Bulletin, 2018 Session.

Many of the changes from 2018 may impact Planning Board and Zoning Board of Appeals procedures; this is a good time to review and revise local Rules of Procedure as appropriate.

For more information, please contact: Michael Klass, Principal Planner (; 603-271-6651) New Hampshire Office of Strategic Initiatives.