How long does the process take?
It takes approximately a minimum of 3 months from the time the application is filed with the Zoning Board to the end of the statutory appeal period (see explanation No. 9 in General Filing Requirements of when the appeal period starts). MGL Chapter 40A allows the ZBA 100 days from the date of filing a petition for a variance and 90 days from the close of the public hearing for a special permit to file a written decision with the Town Clerk.

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1. How long does the process take?
2. Do I need a certified plot plan?
3. When does the appeal period start/finish?
4. Can I file for a building permit before the appeal period expires?
5. If I need relief from other Town Boards, can I file simultaneously with my zoning application?
6. What are the setbacks for my zoning district?
7. Are fences subject to setback requirements?
8. What are the allowed uses in the (insert district) zoning district?
9. Is this a buildable lot?
10. How long is a variance/special permit valid?
11. How do I make my concerns known if I cannot attend the Zoning Board meeting?
12. Why didn't the Zoning Board respond to my email or letter?