Zoning Board of Appeals


The Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) reviews all projects that do not meet the requirements of the Town's Zoning Bylaws.

The Board also hears requests for Variances and Special Permits, and persons aggrieved by the Building Commissioners refusal to grant building permits, under the requirements of Massachusetts General Laws Ch. 40A §6 and the Yarmouth Zoning Bylaw.

Click the link to view the Zoning Bylaw.

COVID-19 Update

  • Town staff is available by email. Sandi Clark, ZBA Office Administrator, can be reached at sclark@yarmouth.ma.us 
  • ZBA application materials and associated timeframe waiver forms are available online as fillable PDFs (see links on sidebar). These materials can be filled out online by clicking on a line in the document and typing in information. Once completed you can save the filled out document and submit it as an attachment to Sandi Clark via email.
  • Applications can be received by email and be reviewed to the extent possible for completeness. In the event that file attachments exceed email size limitations, please utilize a file sharing feature such as DropBox or Google Drive to submit your materials electronically. 
  • Applicants will be notified electronically when applications are deemed “complete”.
  • Hard copy applications, or (required) hard copies submitted in conjunction with an application submitted by email, may be submitted by mail and will be reviewed when possible. 
  • Hard copies may also be dropped off at town hall in the designated dropbox location outside the entrance next to the side parking lot. Please be advised that hard copies will not be reviewed for three business days following drop off per order of the Board of Health.