Zoning Board of Appeals


The Amesbury Zoning Board of Appeals is a quasi-judicial board.  The Board hears and decides on:

  • Requests for Variances
  • Appeals of the decisions of the Zoning Enforcement Officer
  • Requests to alter, modify or extend non-conforming uses and structures
  • Requests for Special Permits and findings as set forth in the Amesbury Zoning Bylaws

The Board typically meets the fourth Thursday of the month at City Hall in the Auditorium.  

The deadline for submission of new applications is 30 days prior to the meeting date. Applications are to be submitted to the Zoning Enforcement Officer in the Inpectional Services Department. The Officer will review the application for completion. If the application requires editing, you will be notified.  Once the application is determined to be complete, it will be processed and provided to the ZBA members.

The Zoning Board of Appeals is the permit granting authority for Findings, Variances and Special Permits noted as S2 in the Amesbury Zoning Ordinance Table of Use Regulations (Section V).  Appeals of decisions may be filed within 20 days of the Board's issuance of a decision.

Staff Contacts

Board Members

Name Title
Donna Collins Vice Chair
Matthew Vincent Member
David Haraske Member
Sharon McDermot Chair
Michael McCarthy Member