The Zoning Board of Appeals is a five-member board appointed by the Board of Selectmen for staggered three-year terms consisting of three full members and two associate members. The Board also works closely with and relies upon Zoning Enforcement Officer Lance Trevallion to enforce the Zoning By-Law.
The purpose of the Board of Appeals is to hear and decide petitions for variances from the terms of the Zoning By-Law with respect to particular land or structures, but not to include variances for use; to hear and decide applications for special permits upon which the Board is empowered to act under the By-Law; to hear and decide appeals from any person seeking enforcement action under the provisions of M.G.L. Chapter 40A (the State Zoning Act); and to issue comprehensive permits for low- and moderate-income housing authorized by M.G.L. Chapter 40B.
To file an application for a variance and/or special permit and schedule a meeting before the Board, please contact John Pearsall,Planning Director.