This Board has three main functions:
1.) to hear property owners seeking either dimensional or use variances who claim that Town regulations are too stringent and prevent a reasonable use of their land;
2.) to hear appeals to overturn decisions by the Town’s Zoning
Enforcement Officer; and,
3.) to act as a State agent in granting location permits for car repair licenses and auto dealerships.
It does not hear appeals from people seeking to overturn decisions of the Planning and Zoning Commission. They must appeal to the courts.
The Board has five members serving five year terms with three alternates. Vacancies are filled by Selectmen to the end of term.