The Zoning Board of Adjustment, as its name implies, is responsible for “Adjustments” in specific cases, whereby an applicant’s proposal does not and cannot meet the requirements of the Municipality’s Zoning Ordinance.  This Municipal Body will hear and decide appeals, where it is alleged by an applicant that there is an error in any order, requirement, decision or refusal made by an administrative officer, based upon or made in the enforcement of the Zoning Ordinance.  Another responsibility of this body is the interpretation of the Zoning Map or Ordinance.

The “Adjustments” or variances granted by this body are based upon the review of the application or appeal relating to a specific property, when strict application of the regulations will impose difficulties or hardship to the applicant, through no fault of his own.  No variance or other relief may be granted unless it can be so done without substantial detriment to the public good and will not substantially impair the intent and purpose of the Zone Plan and Zoning Ordinance.

If you have any questions or concerns please email the Administrative Clerk, Amy Gallagher at