Zoning Board of Appeals

At this time, no paper applications shall be accepted. If you would like to file an application to the Zoning Board of Appeals, please use Walpole's ViewPoint Online Permitting systemReach out to Amy Messier, Board Secretary at [email protected] if you have any questions. 

Description of Services

The Zoning Board of Appeals is a permit granting authority appointed by the Board of Selectmen 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 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 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 the Zoning By-Laws revised through May 2016 may be purchased at the office of the Town Clerk.

Staff Contacts

Name Title Phone
Amy Messier Administrative Assistant (508)-660-7250

Board Members

Name Title
Mary Jane Coffey Member
Susanne Murphy Vice Chair
Robert Fitzgerald Clerk
John Lee Chairman
Drew Delaney Member