The Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) interprets and enforces the Marlborough Zoning Code. On a case by case basis, the ZBA hears applications for variances, special permit requests where the Zoning Code designates the Zoning Board as the Special Permit Granting Authority and appeals of decision by the Building Commissioner or any administrative official. Also, the ZBA administers the Comprehensive process for affordable housing set forth under MGL Chapter 40B.
The ZBA holds public hearings, generally on Tuesday evenings when there are cases to be heard.
The ZBA is comprised of 5 regular members with 3 alternates members appointed by the Mayor.