Applying for a special permit or variance, or preparing an appeal
The first step in applying for a special permit or variance or preparing an appeal is to understand the Shutesbury Zoning ByLaw and how it applies to your situation. A printed version may be obtained from the Town Clerk for a fee, or the document may be read and downloaded on-line.
Once you have understood the Bylaw section regarding your interests, you can determine whether you need to apply for a special permit, a variance, or an appeal.
See the Zoning Board of Appeals web page for procedures to be followed in each case.