The Zoning Department is responsible for the administration of appeals taken to the Southborough Board of Appeals. This Board is made up to five members appointed by the Selectmen to consider zoning decisions. The Board acts under the authority of MGL 40A, the State Zoning Act and Section 174 of the Southborough Code, the Town's zoning regulations. It is authorized to grant variances, special permits and appeals of decisions involving the zoning regulations of the Town.
The Board holds hearings on an as needed basis subject to the time limitations specified in the enabling legislation. As a rule of thumb a time frame of 10 to 12 weeks from the date of filing should be anticipated for the entire appeal procedure.