Zoning Board of Appeals


The Zoning Board of Appeals is part of the Office of Development & Inspectional Services


Duties and Responsibilities
The Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) reviews applications for Special Permits, Variances, and certain Appeals.
The ZBA reviews Special Permit applications for the following:

  • non-conforming uses and structures
  • signs
  • uses allowed by Special Permit in the R1, R2, SA, I, and BI-A districts (except where specifically delegated to the Planning Board)
  • Two-Family & Multi-Family proposals in the RIB district
  • Wireless Communications Facilities (Cell Towers)
  • Water Resource Protection Overlay Special Permits
  • Private Kennels (except in BR-1)
  • Establishments Serving Alcoholic Beverages & Light Manufacturing in the BR-1 District

All other Special Permits are issued by the Planning Board (click here for Planning for Planning Board applications & instructions)

Members of tthe Zoning Board are appointed by the Board of Selectmen for 5 year terms.

Staff Contacts

Name Phone
Barbara Knox (508) 892-7007

Board Members

NameTitleTerm

David Kirwan

Chair

2019

David Orth

Vice Chair

2020

Jim Buckley

Clerk

2021

Vaughn Hathaway

Member

2018

Paul Schold

Member

2017

Mary Moore

Alternate

2017

James Reinke

Alternate

2018

Richard Johnston

Alternate

2019

Tom Buckley

BOS Liaison

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