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Board of Appeals

The Board of Appeals is an appointed board, with five (5) permanent members and two (2) alternates. This Board was created under Section 9.5.1 of the Town's Zoning Bylaw, pursuant to Chapter 40A of the Massachusetts General Laws (MGL). Its purpose is to hear and decide appeals from an adverse decision of the Building Inspector or any Town Board, to hear and decide petitions for variances, to make determinations in Flood Hazard Districts, and to issue comprehensive permits under MGL Chapter 40B.  In order to grant a variance from the strict requirements of the applicable Zoning By-Laws, the Board of Appeals must review the hardships as submitted by the petitioner. 

There is no set formula by which the Board can make its decision and each case must be treated individually, must stand on its own merits and is not decided by precedence.

The Board of Appeals meets the FIRST and THIRD TUESDAY of every month in the main hearing room of the Burlington Town Hall, 29 Center St., Burlington, MA.  Please consult the town's calendar to see the agenda.

Variance Application                   Board of Appeals FAQ

Minutes and Agendas -  All Boards

Variances for the Current Year

All Variances Decisions by Address 

B-CAT Videos - Board of Appeals (and other) Town Boards

Legal Notices
Click here for current and past notices posted

To find the notices check under Woburn Daily Times, the legal notices for Board of Appeals can be located under the Planning and Land Use Category drop down menu or send an email to to request a copy of the legal notice.

The members and alternate members of the Board of Appeals are:

Name   Address   Term
John A. Alberghini - Chair 2 Elm Ave. 781-272-1133 2018
Charles Viveiros - Clerk 1 Cedar St 978-930-9784 2016
James F. Halloran - V. Chair 20 Fernglade Rd 617-755-0444 2020
Edward Mikolinski 8 Burton Rd 781-365-0207 2017
James  Tigges 2 Maryvale Rd   2019
 David   Kelly  4 Cathy Rd  617-872-8071  Alternate
 Rob  Paccione  137 MIll St  617-794-7759  Alternate

Email the Board of Appeals at:
Current Projects under review
Deadlines for Permit Applications:  
September 29, 2015 for October 20, 2015 Meeting                                                                                                                                                           October 13, 2015 for November 3, 2015 Meeting
October 27, 2015 for November 17, 2015 Meeting
November 10, 2015 for December 1, 2015 Meeting
November 24, 2015 for December 15, 2015 Meeting.