About the Zoning Board of Appeals

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One Two Year Term, Seven Four Year Terms
Eight (Five Regular Members with Three Alternates)
Town Charter - Article VIII


The Connecticut General Statutes state that in each municipality having a Zoning Commission there shall be a Zoning Board of Appeals.

Powers and Duties

The Zoning Board of Appeals can grant variances and special permits, to hear and act upon appeals from rulings from Zoning Enforcement Officers, and to grant applications for location approvals for automotive uses.