Zoning Board of Appeals

The Newton Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) consists of five regular and five associate members appointed by the Mayor and approved by the City Council. Please reference the ZBA’s rules here, for more information. 

The ZBA application process starts from the date in which the complete petition or application is filed to when the decision is written and filed with the City Clerk. Application packets containing requirements for filing petitions with the Zoning Board of Appeals are located in the links below.

Regular meetings of the Board shall be held at 7:00 p.m., on the fourth Tuesday of each month or at the Chairman’s discretion, at City Hall in the City Council Chamber located at 1000 Commonwealth Ave., Newton Centre, MA 02459 unless stated otherwise with the exception of the months of July, August and December. Special meetings of the Board may be called by the Chairman, or at the written request of two members of the Board. The Chairman will set the time and place of the special meetings. Notice of special meetings shall be given each member of the Board at least four days before any such meeting unless such notice is waived by all the members of the Board. All meetings are open to the public. 


Regular Hearing Schedule
Current List of Zoning Board of Appeals Members
Rules of the Zoning Board of Appeals
Fair Housing Policy
Current Rules of the Zoning Board of Appeals
New Rules of the Zoning Board of Appeals - Effective January 1, 2019

Instructions for Appeal of the Commissioner of Inspectional Services
Comprehensive Permit Application Guidelines
Variance Application and Instructions
General Permit Application


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