Zoning Board of Appeals


  • 7 pm
  • Typically the 1st Monday of each month

Agendas &  Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.


Mission Statement

The Mission of the Zoning Board of Appeals is to hear and decide appeals in accordance with the law, to hear and decide applications for special permits upon which the Board is empowered to act under and to hear and decide petitions for variances.

Please Note

As of January 7, 2019 all applications are required to have a Zoning Determination Letter.

A Zoning Determination Letter can be obtained through the Building Department from Neal Abelson, Zoning Enforcement Officer.

Agendas are posted within 48 hours of the meeting.

Please remember that the deadline to submit a completed application to the ZBA is no later than 4 pm on the dates listed below under "Deadline to file". This will allow time for the application to be processed and for legal ads to be created.

A "Guide to the Appeals Process" can be found in the application packet. It contains helpful information to assist the applicant through the ZBA Process.

As of July 1, 2016, an application fee of $225 per request for each appeal, variance, and/or special permit must accompany your application.

For current information submission in regards to the Greenbrier II 40 B project, please view the Greenbrier II 40B Project page.


  • Appointed By: Selectmen
  • Members: Member, 3 Alternates
  • Term: Three Years
  • Meeting Schedule: Monthly
  • Legal Basis:
    • MGL Chapter 40A, Section 12
    • Town Charter Article 6, Section 6
  • Purpose: The board of appeals shall adopt rules, not inconsistent with the provisions of the zoning ordinance or by-law for the conduct of its business and for purposes of this chapter and shall file a copy of said rules with the city or town clerk.

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