Zoning Board of Appeals

The role of the Zoning Board of Appeals is to:

  • hear and decide administrative appeals.Zoning map of Lexington
  • hear and decide applications for special permits.
  • hear and decide petitions for variances.

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

Board Membership

5 full members, 6 associate View meetings online and on cable on LexMedia
Appointed by: Select Board
Term: Full members - 5 years, Associate members - 1 year

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:

                                         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


Staff Contacts

Name Title Phone
Sharon Coffey Zoning Clerk (781) 698-4516