Zoning Board of Appeals

The Zoning Board of Appeals consists of five members and three alternates serving five year terms. 

The Board hears appeals where it is alleged that there was an error in any order, requirement or decision made by the official charged with the enforcement of provisions, by-laws, ordinances or regulations. The Board hears requests for variance of the zoning regulations with the consideration of public health, safety, convenience, welfare and property values, with respect to the specific parcel in question, where a literal enforcement of the regulations would pose a hardship, to ensure justice.

The Board shall adopt such rules, regulations and procedures as may be deemed necessary to carry into effect the provisions of the zoning regulations. These shall include, among other things, regulations relating to notices for public hearings, fees to be charged for all applications filed with the Board, forms to be used in the submission of applications, times when hearings shall be held, procedures for the conduct of public hearings, regulations regarding notices for public hearings and the form of written reports of findings of the Board.

The Zoning Board of Appeals meets the 4th Thursday of every month in Town Hall. Please check the Community Calendar on the Website's Homepage for any updated changes in meeting dates or times. Please note that meetings are called at the discretion of the Chairperson of the Commission.