Board of Appeals

PLEASE NOTE: Items Number 20-21 35 Mountain Rd and 21-6 Richardson Rd Easement
have been continued to the September 7th Meeting


  • First and Third Tuesday of every month
  • Check the Town Calendar for current meeting information
  • Burlington Town Hall
    29 Center Street
    Main Hearing Room
    Burlington, MA 01803

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.

View Agendas and Minutes


The members and alternate members of the Board of Appeals are:

  • Michael Murray Jr., Chairman
    2 Hannah Way
    Term: 2022
  • Charles Viveiros, Vice Chairman
    1 Cedar Street
    Phone: 978-930-9784
    Term: 2021
  • Mark Burke
    1 Arnold Terrace
    Term: 2023
  • John Sullivan
    2 Laurel Lane
    Term: 2020
  • Joe Currier, Alternate
    1 Crawford St


The Board of Appeals is an appointed board, with five permanent members and two alternates. This Board was created under Section 9.5.1 of the Town's Zoning Bylaw, pursuant to Chapter 40A of the Massachusetts General Laws (MGL). Its purpose is to hear and decide appeals from an adverse decision of the Building Inspector or any Town Board, to hear and decide petitions for variances, to make determinations in Flood Hazard Districts, and to issue comprehensive permits under MGL Chapter 40B. In order to grant a variance from the strict requirements of the applicable Zoning By-Laws, the Board of Appeals must review the hardships as submitted by the petitioner.

There is no set formula by which the Board can make its decision and each case must be treated individually, must stand on its own merits and is not decided by precedence.

New Online Variance Application System

If you want to submit an Application, we will reply back to you with in normal business hours with the processing of your Application.

Deadlines for Permit Applications

2 pm on the Following Tuesdays:

  • Meeting October 19th deadline September 28th
  • Meeting November 16th deadline October 26th
  • Meeting December 7th deadline November 16th
  • Meeting December 21st deadline November 30th

Applications can be reviewed online

Quick Links

Legal Notices

To find the notices check under Woburn Daily Times, the legal notices for Board of Appeals can be located under the Planning and Land Use Category drop down menu or send an email to the Board of Appeals to request a copy of the legal notice.