Zoning Board Of Appeals
Meetings are held the last Thursday of every month at 6:00p.m
- Deadlines are four weeks before the meeting
Agendas & Minutes
Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.
One (2) associate member opening.
Pursuant to M.G.L. c.40A, § 12 and City of Lawrence § 29-29, the Zoning Board of Appeals consists of five (5) members.
The Zoning Board of Appeals shall have the following responsibility;
- To hear and decide appeals from the building commissioner or other administrative officer under zoning;
- To hear and decide applications for a special permit over which the board is empowered to act under this title; and
- To hear and decide petitions for variances, all as prescribed by the General Laws, chapter 40A. This title does not permit use variances.
All members of boards, commissions, authorities, and committees of the city, whether appointed by the mayor or the city council, shall be residents of the city unless otherwise provided for in the General Laws or in the Municipal Code, with the exception that no more than three members of the airport commission may be nonresidents. All applicants must be residents of the City of Lawrence. Download the application (PDF). Boards and commissions applications are also available at the:
City of Lawrence, Office of the Mayor
200 Common Street
Lawrence, MA 01840
The deadline for applications is until selected and filled. Please send your application to the Mayor's Office. Said appointment is subject to the appointment of the Mayor and the confirmation of the Lawrence City Council. The City of Lawrence is an Equal Opportunity Employer.