The Zoning By-laws provide for certain building requirements, and it is the role of the Board of Appeals to determine whether relief from these regulations is warranted in certain situations. To that end, the Board of Appeals hears and makes decisions on applications for:
Alteration or extension of a pre-existing, non-conforming structure or lot
Appeals of the decisions of the Building Inspector
Special permits for the reconstruction
Variances from zoning regulations
The Board makes every effort to consider the opinions of the petitioners, their neighbors, and other interested Town entities such as the:
Board of Health
Questions & Assistance
Assistance with applications and questions related to the Zoning Board of Appeals may be directed to Valerie Geary, Zoning Board of Appeals Staff Assistant or John Field, Land Use Coordinator.
The Board of Appeals typically meets twice a month. The Board’s hearings are public, and notices appear in the local newspaper and are mailed to legal abutters. Notices of hearings are posted at the Town Clerk’s office and on the Meeting Calendar.
Members of the Zoning Board of Appeals are appointed by the Select Board and serve a three-year term.
Jane Fisher Carlson, Chair Term expires: 2025
Winifred I. Li Term expires: 2024
Stephen J. Larocque Term expires: 2023
Wendy Kaplan (Associate Member) Term expires: 2024
Laura Mintz (Associate Member) Term expires: 2023
Vacant (Associate Member) Term expires: 2023
The Town of Weston adopted its first set of zoning regulations in 1928. Since that time, the Zoning By-laws have been amended periodically to promote the health, safety, convenience, morals, and welfare of the citizens of the Town.