Board of Appeals

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The role of the Board of Appeals is to:

  • Hear and decide administrative appeals.
  • Hear and decide applications for special permits.
  • Hear and decide petitions for zoning variances.

View the Board Charge.

Meetings

See the current meeting schedule (PDF).

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.

View Agenda
View Minutes

Please call the Board of Appeals at 781-698-4534 with any questions you may have.

Board Membership

  • 5 full members, 6 associate
  • Appointed by: Select Board
  • Term: Full members - 5 years, Associate members - 1 year

Current board members.

Members must:

  • Have lived in Lexington for at least eight years;
  • Have significant experience and activity in town affairs related to matters within the purview of the Board of Appeals; and
  • Have no major land-holding interest in Lexington.

It is highly desirable that the Board of Appeals include people with various specialties such as:

  • Legal training and experience
  • Engineering background
  • Environmental and/or conservation experience
  • Architectural and/or design training

Board of Appeals Application Fees

Type of ApplicationResidentialNon-Residential
Variance$100$200
Variance Modification$100$200
Special Permit$100$200
Special Permit Renewal$100$200
Special Permit Minor Revision$100$200
Administrative Appeal$100$200
Sign$100$100