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

Vice-Chair

2019

David Orth

Member

2020

Jim Buckley

Member

2021

Vaughn Hathaway

Chair

2018

James Reinke

Member

2018

Richard Johnston

Alternate

2019

Mary Moore

Alternate

2022

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