Board of Appeals

Overview

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.

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

View Meetings Online and on Cable with LexMediaBoard Membership

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

View the Board Charge.

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 Application
Residential
Non-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


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

Members

Current board members.