Zoning...improving your quality of life!
The Commonwealth Zoning Board works to improve Saipan's economy and quality of life, as well as to conserve natural and historic resources. We do this by administering the Saipan Zoning Law in a way that is transparent and user-friendly, and is integrated with other CNMI regulatory, land management, and development agencies.
On September 18, 2018, the Zoning staff began conducting series of public outreach meetings to gather the public's comments on the 2018 proposed amendments to the Saipan Zoning Law of 2013, after which time they were reviewed by Zoning staff, adopted by the Board, and transmitted to the Saipan & Northern Islands Legislative Delegation (SNILD) in September of 2019. The following month, Zoning staff presented and explained these amendments to the Delegation. On November 26, 2019, the Zoning Board adopted additional amendments to the law to address concerns raised by members of the Delegation. On December 11, 2019, these additional changes were transmitted to the SNILD for review and adoption. The Zoning Board and staff now await action by the SNILD.
The All Terrain Vehicles (ATV), Utility Vehicles (UTV), and Motorcycles regulation had been published in the Commonwealth Register, and is now in effect. Please familiarize yourselves with its details.
Thank You, Si Yuus Ma'ase, Ghilisow