What happens after the Board reaches a decision?

The Board Chair or the petitioner's representative (i.e., attorney) drafts the written decision. The decision is reviewed/approved by the Board Chair, then filed with the Town Clerk. Decision notification postcards are mailed to abutters. Any person aggrieved by the decision has 20 days from the date the decision is filed with the Town Clerk to appeal the decision. After the 20-day appeal period, the Town Clerk certifies the decision. The applicant is notified that the certified decision is ready for pickup. The applicant records the decision at the Barnstable County Registry of Deeds. The applicant returns a copy of the recorded decision to the Zoning Board of Appeals Office and the Building Department (lower level of Town Hall, Monday-Friday, 8:30am-4:30pm). The Building Department may not issue a building permit or occupancy permit without receiving a copy of the recorded decision.

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1. What happens after I file an application?
2. I received a hearing notification. What should I do?
3. What happens at the public hearing?
4. What happens after the Board reaches a decision?
5. What if I'm not happy with the Board's decision?
6. What's the difference between a Special Permit and a Variance?
7. Why do I need a Special Permit or Variance?
8. How long does it take to get a Special Permit or Variance?