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.
Click here for the New Online Variance Application System - if you want to submit an Application, we will reply back to you with in normal business hours with the processing of your Application.
The Board of Appeals will be holding the
public meetings as a virtual/electronic meeting due to
the current state of emergency as declared by the
Governor due to the Covid-19 virus and pursuant to the
Governor's Executive Order issued on March 12, 2020
authorizing remote meetings under G.L. c. 30 SECTION 20.
Refer to the agenda for meeting password
Deadlines for Permit Applications
By 2:00 PM on the Following Tuesdays:
No meeting on August 4th
September 1st meeting's deadline is August 11th
September 15th meeting's deadline is August 25th
Variance Application Board of Appeals FAQ
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 BOA@burlington.org to request a copy of the legal notice.
The members and alternate members of the Board of Appeals are:
|**Michael||Murray Jr||2 Hannah Wayfirstname.lastname@example.org||2022|
|Charles||Viveiros -||1 Cedar St||978-930-9784||2021|
|Mark||Burke||1 Arnold Terraceemail@example.com||2023|
|Jim||Sheridan||40 Chandler Rdfirstname.lastname@example.org||2020|
|John||Sullivan||2 Laurel Laneemail@example.com||2020|
|*Adam||Tigges||2 Maryvale Rdfirstname.lastname@example.org||2020|
** designates Chairman of the Board
* designates Alternates pending
Email the Board of Appeals at: BOA@burlington.org
Current Projects under review
Applications can be reviewed throught https://burlingtonma.viewpoint cloud.com/search