Zoning Board of Appeals

As a member of the Zoning Board of Appeals, you are responsible for granting or denying variances from the zoning regulations and, in some communities, issuing special permits. Your board is also charged with granting Affordable Housing (40B) projects, and hearing appeals from decisions of the building inspector.

Your efforts to prevent unsafe development in your community’s floodplains can greatly benefit your community.

Following are some of the ways that you can help make your community safer:

Hazard Identification and Mapping

Regulation and Development Standards

Mitigation and Shore Protection

Education and Outreach