Board of Appeals
PLEASE NOTE: Items Number 20-21 35 Mountain Rd and 21-7 Richardson Rd Easement
have been continued to the May 4th Meeting
- 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.
The members and alternate members of the Board of Appeals are:
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, 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
2 pm on the Following Tuesdays:
- Meeting June 1st deadline May 11th
- Meeting June 15th deadline May 25th
- Meeting July 6th deadline June 15th
- Meeting July 20th deadline June 29th.
- Applications can be reviewed online
- Variance Application (PDF)
- Board of Appeals FAQ (PDF)
- All Variances Decisions by Address Prior to 5/2019 (PDF)
- B-CAT Videos - Board of Appeals (and other) Town Boards
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.