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The Zoning Board of Adjustment (ZBA) includes five elected and several alternate members who are also appointed by the ZBA. The ZBA members’ terms of office are three years. Their primary function is to review requests for relief from the strict regulations of the Zoning Ordinance adopted by the Town. They have the ability to grant four specific requests: A special exception, variance, equitable waivers or grant an appeal of a decision made by an Administrative Official and the same ability to deny those requests as well. As a quasi-judicial board, the ZBA also acts as the town's Building Code Board of Appeals, in which their function is to hear appeals relating the building permits and codes.
The ZBA meets on the third Tuesday of the month at 7:00 pm and is supported by the staff in the Office of Community Development, (603) 673-6041 x 206.
For ZBA applications and the ZBA Rules of Procedure, please see the Forms, Permits & Fees page. For Amherst’s Zoning Ordinance and land use related regulations please see the Regulations & Ordinances page. The Planning Board is responsible for all proposed Zoning Changes or special projects related to the Town’s Zoning Ordinance or other Regulations. Please see the Planning Board, Regulations & Ordinances and the Community Development Office’s Special Projects page for more information.
|Douglas Kirkwood, Chairman||Chair (2018)|
|Jamie Ramsay||Member (2020)|
|Robert Rowe||Member (2019)|
|Kevin Shea, Vice Chairman||Member (2018)|
|Charlie Vars||Member (2020)|
|Reed Panasiti||Alternate (2016)|
|Vacancy One||Alternate (2017)|
|Samuel Giarrusso||Alternate (2018)|