What is an Appeal?

Appeals are petitions to the Zoning Board of Appeals under Section 2.1.2 of the Zoning By-Laws in accordance with § 8 of Chapter 40A of the Massachusetts General Laws, including petitions from any person aggrieved by reason of inability to obtain a permit or enforcement action from any administrative officer under the provisions of the Town of Seekonk Zoning By-laws or Chapter 40A of the Massachusetts General Laws, by the Southeastern Regional Planning Council, or by any person including an officer or Board of the Town of Seekonk, or of an abutting city or town aggrieved by an order or decision of the Building Official, other administrative official, or Board of the Town of Seekonk  in violation of any provision of the Town of Seekonk Zoning By-laws and/or Chapter 40A of the Massachusetts General Laws.   Prior to making a decision on an appeal, including under Section 2.1.3, the Board may request the opinion of the Planning Board and one or more expert consultants selected by the Board as qualified to advise as to whether a proposed use will conform to performance standards contained in the Zoning By-Laws.