Board of Appeals


  • First and Third Tuesday of every month
  • Check the Town Calendar for current meeting information
  • Burlington Town Hall
    29 Center Street
    Main Hearing Room
    Burlington, MA 01803

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.

View Agendas and Minutes

Information Regarding Previous Applications for Hearings

Please click here for instructions on how to access previous applications in the Online Variance Application System (ViewPoint)


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

  • Charles Viveiros, Chairman
    1 Cedar Street
    Phone: 978-930-9784
    Term: 2026
  •  Mark Burke, Vice Chairman
    1 Arnold Terrace
    Term: 2023
  • Joe Currier
    1 Crawford St
    Term: 2024
  • John Sullivan
    2 Laurel Lane
    Term: 2025
  • Jeffrey DiBona, Clerk
    3 Michele Dr.
    Term: 2022 
  • Jeremy Harrington
    36 Peach Orchard Rd
    Term: 2022 - ALT
  • Ray Blenkhorn
    134 Winn Street
    Term: 2023 - ALT


The Board of Appeals is an appointed board, with five permanent members and two 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.

New Online Variance Application System

If you want to submit an Application online, you will need to print out this paper application, and sign it.  Then you can upload the completed application to our Online Variance Application System.  We will reply back to you with in normal business hours with the processing of your Application.

Click the following link to download a document that will guide you through the steps to apply for a variance.  Variance Information Document

Deadlines for Permit Applications

2 pm on the Following Tuesdays:

  • Meeting February 6th deadline January 9th
  • Meeting February 20th deadline January 23rd
  • Meeting March 19th deadline February 20th
  • Meeting April 2nd deadline March 5th
  • Meeting April 16th deadline March 19th

Applications can be reviewed online

Quick Links

Legal Notices

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 the Board of Appeals to request a copy of the legal notice.