Zoning Board of Appeals


To file an application with the  Zoning Board of Appeals, please use the link below:

 Walpole's ViewPoint Online Permitting system

Reach out to
Patrick Deschenes, at  Pdeschenes@walpole-ma.gov
Lauren Michalski, at lmichalski@walpole-ma.gov 
with any questions regarding this process. 
General inquiries at zba@walpole-ma.gov

Description of Services

The Zoning Board of Appeals is a permit granting authority appointed by the Select Board and has all of the powers and duties prescribed under Chapter 40A of the Massachusetts General Laws, as amended and as allocated under Section 8 of the Zoning By-Laws of the Town of Walpole. The Zoning Board of Appeals may: 

  • hear and decide applications for Variances with respect to land or structures
  • hear and decide applications for Special Permits
  • hear and decide appeals from decisions of administrative officials of the town made under the Zoning By-laws 

In granting any of the above, the Zoning Board of Appeals must act within the time constraints and specifications of the General Laws and the Zoning By-laws The Zoning Board of Appeals may impose conditions, safeguards, and/or limitations as part of its approval of any application.

Applications, information, or any other assistance regarding zoning may be obtained from the Board's Administrative Assistant or from the office of the Building Inspector. Copies of Walpole's Zoning By-Laws revised through May 2019 may be purchased at the office of the Town Clerk.

Staff Contacts

Name Title Phone
Patrick Deschenes Community & Economic Development Director (508)-660-7352
Lauren Michalski Plan Reviewer/ Permit Administrator (508) 660-7250

Board Members

Name Title
John Lee Chair
Drew Delaney Vice Chair
Bob Fitzgerald Clerk
David Anderson Member
Judith Conroy Member
Tim Hoegler Associate Member
Mark Major Associate Member