Zoning Board of Adjustment

Contact Info

Bill Chaisson, Property and Land-use Clerk
PO Box 72
9 Kearsarge Valley Road
Wilmot, NH 03287
603-526-4802
603-526-2523

Call for appointment during town office hours on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays.

Zoning Board of Adjustment Details

NAME TERM EXPIRES
Susan Ware 2022 (finishing a term)
Elizabeth Harper, Chair 2023
Michael Lasonde, Vice Chair 2024
Russell E. Jewell, Jr. 2023
Judith Hauck 2024
Vacant, Alternate
Vacant, Alternate

A board of zoning adjustment (ZBA) is required by state statute to be established once a town has adopted a zoning ordinance. The New Hampshire Revised Statutes Annotated and Wilmot’s local zoning ordinance are the legal basis for the ZBA’s work. It is a fundamental tenet of zoning that once an ordinance has been adopted, some property owners will be disadvantaged by certain provisions.The ZBA is a quasi-judicial body that hears and decides four types of zoning adjustment applications.  The job of the ZBA, therefore, is to grant relief from the strict terms of the zoning ordinance, by deciding applications on four specific areas: (1) appeals of administrative decisions; (2) grant variances; (3) grant special exception uses; and (4) grant equitable waivers from dimensional requirements.

Please click on the following link to view the Zoning Board’s Rules of Procedure which were updated on January 19, 2016, during a regular meeting of the Board:

PLAN_Zoning Board Rules of Procedure rev. 2017

In Wilmot, the ZBA is a five-member board with two alternate members. The ZBA members are appointed by the Board of Selectmen and serve three-year terms. One member of the Planning Board may sit on the Zoning Board as provided by RSA 673:5 III.

Following proper posting (at least 48 hours in advance), the Zoning Board of Adjustment (ZBA) meets regularly twice a year, the first Tuesday in April and the first Tuesday in October, at the Town Office Building, and as needed to hear cases (with at least 5 days notice).

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