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Welcome to the Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA)!


The Lowell Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) was created under MGL Ch. 40A, Sec. 12 and carries out duties pursuant to MGL Ch. 40A, Sec. 14. The ZBA hears applications for Variances from the Lowell Zoning Code (Ordinance), Special Permit requests where the Zoning Code designates the ZBA as the Special Permit Granting Authority and appeals of decisions by the Building Commissioner. All requests are subject to the requirements enumerated in the Lowell Zoning Code.   Member details are available here at the City's new online Agenda and Meetings tool. Also, please feel free to review rules and regulations of the ZBA, along with the relevant statutes and ordinances here.


The Board of Appeals meets on the second (2nd) and fourth (4th) Monday of each month in City Hall's City Council Chambers at 6:30pm. Notice of meetings is posted at least two days in advance of the meeting on the bulletin board outside of City Hall in the JFK Plaza, and on the City of Lowell's online Event Calendar.

Projects currently under review can be accessed here.

For Agendas and Minutes please click here.

For LTC (Lowell Telecommunications Corporation) public meeting recordings please click here.