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Zoning Board of Appeals
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Town Planner
Town Hall
663 Main Street
Bolton, MA 01740
(978) 779-3308
Mon: 9 am to 2:30 pm
Tues: 9 am to 4 pm
Wed: 9 am to 2:30 pm
Thurs: 9 am to 2:30 pm
Fri: Closed

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The Board of Appeals meets when required to hear an appeal from an applicant who has been denied some or all of his/her building application. Typically, an applicant seeking the right to develop or build on a property, who has received a negative decision of the Planning Board or Selectmen, may appeal that decision to the Board of Appeals.  The Board also hears and issues decisions for variance applications under MGL Chapter 40A Section 10, and special permit application to expand or alter a pre-existing nonconforming structure or use under MGL Chapter 40A Section 6.  

The Board of Appeals plays a key role in determining the viability of affordable housing proposals under Massachusetts General Laws 40B. Recently, the board has been actively involved in the review of several 40B proposals.

The Board of Appeals is comprised of 5 members appointed by the Selectmen and two associate members who take the place of a member of the Board in case of a temporary vacancy, absence, inability to act, or conflict in interest.  

The Town Planner provides technical and administrative support to the Board.

Mo st Applications and Rules and Regulations can be downloaded from this website or are available at the Town Hall.
Bylaws can be purchased from the Town Clerk for $10.00 per copy and the Subdivision Rules and Regulations for $15.00 per copy. Copies of the Master Plan are also available for $20.00. These documents can also be downloaded from the Town website.

You may email the Planning Office any time:
Your questions and comments are always welcome.

Bolton Town Hall, 663 Main St., Bolton, MA 01740 Ph: (978) 779-2297 Fax: (978) 779-5461
Hours: M, W, Th - 9:00am to 2:30pm, Tues - 9:00am to 4:00pm and 6:00pm to 8:00pm, Closed Fri-Sun