Zoning Board of Appeals

The Zoning Board of Appeals is a seven (7) member review board which meets to hear administrative reviews and appeals where there is a zoning violation or error in any order, requirement, decision or determination made by the Code Enforcement Officer. The Zoning Board also reviews applications for variances on a case by case basis, hears and decides appeals for conditional uses, and has the power to interpret provisions in the Town Zoning Ordinance.



The Zoning Board of Appeals meets on the first Monday of each month to review applications that have been submitted to the Codes Office. All scheduled meetings are held at the Municipal building at 7:00 p.m. Additional meetings or alternate meetings can be scheduled each month at the discretion of the Board Chairman.

Applications must be submitted to the Codes Enforcement Office no later than 17 calendar days prior to the scheduled meeting at which it will be reviewed. The Town of Topsham charges a $150.00 fee for each application that is reviewed by the Zoning Board of Appeals.