Zoning Board of Adjustment

The Planning Board and Zoning Board of Adjustment are directed by RSA's 672 through 678.

There are five basic functions of a Zoning Board of Adjustment in NH:

  1. Interpreting the terms of the zoning ordinance, or the application of those temrs to a particular set of facts.
  2. Determing whether a proposed use of project, or some aspect thereof, is "grandfathered" from having to comply with the terms of the ordinance.
  3. Determining whether to allow a legalized violation of the ordinance ("variance") is necessary to prevent the ordinance terms from being unconstitutional as applied.
  4. Granting a special exception as specifically allowed by the ordinance if the criteria set out in the ordinance are met.
  5. Granting an "equitable waiver" which would legalize a dimensional violation when it would be unfair to require correcting it.

Board Members

NameTitleTerm
Teresa Bascom

2018

Peter White

2018

Mike Russo

Chairman

2019

Terry Bonser

2020

2020

Kevin Bassett

Alternate

Kathy Bowse

Alternate

Staff Contacts

NameTitle

Secretary

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