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.
Deadlines for Permit Applications: By 2:00 PM on the Following Tuesdays:
May 28th for the June 18th meeting
June 11th for the July 2nd meeting
June 25th for the July 16th meeting
July 16th for the August 6th meeting
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|
|Brenda||Rappaport||26 Freeport Drfirstname.lastname@example.org||2019|
|*JIm||Sheridan||40 Chandler Rdemail@example.com||2019|
|John||Sullivan||2 Laurel Lanefirstname.lastname@example.org||2020|
|*Adam||Tigges||2 Maryvale Rdemail@example.com||2019|