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 Bylaws regarding your interests, and determined whether you need to apply for a special permit, a variance, or an appeal, you will take the following steps.
- Complete the application form for the type of request (there are separate forms for special permits, variances and appeals).
- Gather all of the necessary documentation to support your application.
- Obtain a certified abutters list.
- Submit your application, supporting documentation and abutters list to the Town Clerk and pay the application fee.
Zoning Board of Appeals Special Permit Application
Zoning Board of Appeals Special Permit Checklist
Zoning Board of Appeals Variance Application
Zoning Board of Appeals Site Plan Review Application
Zoning Board of Appeals Ground Mounted Solar Language Interpretation