Zoning Board of Appeals

COVID-19 Department Operations
Board meetings will now be 'hybrid', with both in-person and virtual participation options. In-person meeting locations and virtual meeting links will be posted on meeting agendas and on the "Current Applications" tab.

The Zoning Board of Appeals is part of the Office of Development & Inspectional Services
  Click HERE to email the Zoning Board of Appeals.  


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)
  • Wireless Communications Facilities (Cell Towers)
  • Water Resource Protection Overlay Special Permits
  • Private Kennels (except in BR-1)
  • Livestock

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

The ZBA is comprised of 5 regular members and 3 alternate members appointed by the Select Board for 5 year terms.

Staff Contacts

Name Title Phone
Brooke Hultgren Department Assistant 508-892-7007

Board Members

NameTitleTerm

Jim Buckley

Chair

2026

James Reinke

Vice-Chair

2022

Kurt Parliment

Clerk

2024

Ashlyn Coyle

Member

2024

Vaughn Hathaway

Member

2023

Richard Johnston

Alternate

2022

VACANT

Alternate

VACANT

Alternate

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