IMPORTANT: The next Zoning Board of Appeals Meeting scheduled for July 10, 2024, will be held via Zoom only.

The Zoning Board of Appeals Office has moved. The Office is now located at 299 Rear Bay Road.

To watch Previously Recorded Video of the Zoning Board of Appeals Meetings, go tohw.cam⇒

Applications & Instructions⇒

Salem News Legal Notices Ordering Portal⇒

Zoning Board of Appeals Meeting Schedule 2024

Meeting Packets – Which includes upcoming applications & a link to previous Meeting Packets →

Except for good cause found by the Zoning Board of Appeals after due Notice and a Public Hearing, or except as provided by MGL Chapter 40A, Section 9, if a Decision is not recorded with the Southern Essex Registry of Deeds and/or if construction, or use, under a Special Permit is not substantially commenced within two (2) years of the issuance of said Decision. Excluded from any lapse period is the time required to pursue or await the determination of any appeal taken pursuant to MGL, Chapter 40A, Section 17. Building Permits will not be issued without proof that the Decision from the ZBA or Planning Board has been recorded. Even if there is no construction planned, please check with the Building Inspector, [email protected] to find out if a Building Permit is required for the change of use.
NEW: Comprehensive Permits – Presentation by Amy E. Kwesell, KP Law, Town Counsel⇒

2023 Housing Production Plan – Certification Approved – EOHLC⇒

Hamilton Subsidized Housing Inventory 11-20-23⇒

Chapter 40B Information – what is affordable housing? what are the guidelines? Click here to go to the State website for more information→ 

Ch 40B Handbook for ZBAs – Published by the Mass Housing Partnership→

Handbook: Approval to Chapter 40B Design Review – prepared by The Cecil Group Inc. for MDHCD, Mass Dev., Mass Housing, MHP⇒



Name Term
Bruce Gingrich Chair
Andrea Philip Member
Steven Derocher Member
David Perinchief Alternate Member
Michael Madden Alternate Member


Name Contact
Mary-Ellen L. Feener Adminstrative Assistant 978-626-5250
Richard P. Maloney Building Commissioner 978-626-5246