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Zoning Board of Appeals
Contact TypeContact Information
Contact:
Executive Secretary
Address:
Lower Level
525 Washington Street
Wellesley, MA 02482-5992
Phone:
781-431-1019 x2208
Fax:
781-237-6495
Hours:
Monday through Friday
8:00 am to 1:00 pm
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
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Regular Members
Name
Term
Richard L. Seegel, Chairman
2014
J. Randolph Becker, Vice Chairman
2015
David G. Sheffield
2015
Associate Members
Name
Term
Robert W. Levy
2014
Walter B. Adams
2016
Derek B. Redgate
2016



Purpose:


The Zoning Board of Appeals is a quasi-judicial board which interprets and enforces the Town's Zoning Bylaw.  On a case by case basis the Board of Appeals has the power to hear and decide on petitions for:

        

·       
Appeals from the decisions of the Inspector of Buildings
·
Special Permits as allowed under the Zoning ByLaw
·
Variances from the requirements of the Zoning Bylaw
·
Comprehensive Permits under Chapter 40B of the General Laws of the Commonwealth
·
Site Plan Approval under Section XVV of the Zoning Bylaw

Composition:            
The Zoning Board of Appeals is comprised of three regular members and three associate members, all appointed for three year terms by the Board of Selectmen.   The members are assisted in their work by the Executive Secretary.

Services:
The Board of Appeals holds public hearings on cases before it.  Hearings are generally held on two Thursday evenings each month.  Notice of these hearings must be published 14 days before the hearing, and property owners who live within 300 feet must also be notified at the same time.  The entire application, hearing and approval process takes a minimum of two months from the time of application to a signed decision.  After a decision is written, signed and filed with the Town Clerk, there is a 20 day appeals period.

Wellesley Town Hall  525 Washington St., Wellesley, MA 02482
Phone: (781) 431-1019
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