What does the Zoning Board of Appeals do?

The Zoning Board of Appeals is empowered to hear and decide applications for Special Permits, and petitions for Variances from property owners or duly authorized applicants, as well as, appeals or 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, or other administrative official, in violation of any provision of the Town of Seekonk Zoning By-laws and/or Chapter 40A of the Massachusetts General Law.