What is the Perfect Square?

The Perfect Square refers to the requirement that a buildable lot be large enough to contain a perfect square with dimensions equal to the frontage requirement for that zoning district. For example, in the R-2 District, the lot must have 200 feet of frontage and be capable of containing a perfect square that is 200 by 200 feet. No lot may be narrower than its minimum required frontage between the right-of way line (frontage) and the required perfect square.

Refer to 185a Schedule of Dimensional Requirements (PDF) in the Dover Town Code for the measurements of the minimum frontage required.

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1. What zoning district is my property located in?
2. What is the procedure for approving a subdivision?
3. How do I know if my property is on a scenic road?
4. What is the procedure to determine the need for a Scenic Road Hearing?
5. Can I cut down trees on my property?
6. What changes to my property require a Special Permit?
7. Can I put up a sign on my property?
8. What is the Perfect Square?
9. What are the filing forms and fees for activities subject to Planning Board jurisdiction?
10. How do I know where my property line is along my frontage?
11. How do I swap a piece of land with my neighbor?
12. Who is on the Planning Board and What is its Authority?