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Zoning Board of Appeals

The mission of the Zoning Board of Appeals is to hear and decide applications in a timely, professional, and impartial manner for property owners requesting variances of the Zoning Ordinances, appealing decisions of the Building Inspector, or requesting comprehensive permits pursuant to MGL Chapter 40B.

ZBA Tracker

The City has developed a ZBA Tracker with our partner Tolemi. The default for the link below shows all granted ZBA appeals in the last 3 years. Select the "Add Filters" button at the top left of the screen to change the time of appeals. You also can show Pending ZBA appeals as well selecting "Yes" in the Pending section. 

Select any dot on the map and open the parcel to learn more details about the appeal at the bottom of the property pop-up. You can select the icon on the right side of the appeal detail to see the full spreadsheet of all appeals. 

ZBA Tracker

Special thanks to the City Clerk for tracking all of this information going back decades.

Let us know if you have any questions or comments by utilizing the Feedback Form at the bottom of this page. 

About the ZBA

Zoning Board of Appeals Members

Member Title
Michael G. Tucker Chairman
Aklog Limeneh Member
John Lopes Member
Arthur Pelton  Member

Open Seat


James O'Brien

Alternate Member

Zoning Board of Appeals Upcoming Hearing Dates and Filing Deadlines

Application Filing Deadline Public Hearing Date
12:00PM, February 2, 2023 February 22, 2023
12:00PM, March 9, 2023 March 29, 2023
12:00PM, April 6, 2023 April 26, 2023
12:00PM, May 10, 2023 May 31, 2023
12:00PM, June 7, 2023 June 28, 2023
12:00PM, June 28, 2023 July 26, 2023
12:00PM, August 2, 2023 August 23, 2023
12:00PM, September 6, 2023 September 27, 2023
12:00PM, October 4, 2023 October 25, 2023
12:00PM, November 8, 2023 November 29, 2023
12:00PM, November 29, 2023 December 20, 2023

ZBA Application and Procedure

ZBA Application

The City of Revere Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) requires all applicants seeking a special permit, variance or an appeal to the ZBA to submit the following documents:

  1. An application for a special permit, variance, or an appeal to the ZBA.
  2. A Building Inspector’s or Site Plan Review Committee denial form stating the reasons for the denial of a building permit.
  3. A certified plot plan stamped by a registered engineer or land surveyor illustrating the special permit requested. Any application presented to the ZBA without a certified plot plan, stamped by a registered engineer or land surveyor illustrating the special permit requested, will be denied a hearing and tabled until such plot plan is submitted with application for hearing.
  4. Applicant is required to secure a certified list of abutters and abutters to the abutter as required by Chapter 40A, Section 11 of the Massachusetts General Laws from the City of Revere Board of Assessors and the Board of Assessors of neighboring cities and towns if required, and submit said certified list(s) to the City Clerk’s Office with the completed application and separate checks listed on the next page. (The Board of Assessors shall provide a hard copy of the certified list(s) and two (2) sets of mailing labels to facilitate the mailing of first notices and decision notices.).  The cost of the abutter’s list is paid for separately to the Assessor’s Office and is not included in the fees paid to the City Clerk’s Office.
  5. The required fees for submission of an appeal to the ZBA.
  6. Photos of the site and or structures.

Please note that applications for a special permit or variances or appeals will not be accepted unless the applicant fulfills all of the application requirements of the ZBA.

Plot Plan Requirements

Relative to the Submission of Variance or Special Permit Application to the Zoning Board of Appeals:

  1. Applications to the Zoning Board of Appeals must include a plot plan illustrated in black ink on 8½’ x 14; suitable for recording in the Suffolk Country Registry of Deeds in accordance with Suffolk Country Registry of Deeds’ standards:
  2. The plot plan must illustrate lot or lots for which application is submitted. Multiple lots assembled to form a buildable lot must be illustrated with hash lines between lots to indicate location of multiple lots. Applications for variances for subdivsion purposes must include existing lot lines illustrated with hash lines as well as proposed new lot lines illustrated by bold lines. Plot plans submitted for variance or subdivision purposes must include existing as well as proposed lot numbers.
  3. The plot plan must illustrate lot dimensions, i.e., lot frontage and lot size. Plan must also illustrate yard dimensions, i.e., front, side and rear yard setbacks.
  4. Plot plan must include calculations of percentage of principal building coverage on the lot, usable open space and current and proposed building and/or structure height. (See section 17.24.010 of Revere Zoning Ordinances for reference.)
  5. Plot plan must illustrate parking spaces. (See Section 17.28.020 of Revere Zoning Ordinances for requirements.)
  6. Plot plan must indicate current zoning designation of lot as well as street address of lot.
  7. Plan must illustrate all existing structure, stairs, decks, chimney foundations, swimming pools, sheds, patios, etc.
  8. Plan must illustrate the exact distance of structures on direct abutting properties in proximity to the applicant’s property.
  9. Plan must indicate the names of direct abutters illustrated on their adjoining properties.
  10. Plan must illustrate the amount of new increased square footage being requested by this application.
  11. Plan must illustrate the proposed number of stories and height of the proposed structure.
  12. Plan must illustrate, in a table, the required dimensional controls and the proposed/existing dimensional controls of the variances being requested.  Please refer to the ZBA application for an example.
Contact Information & Hours
Mon.-Thur. 8:15am-5pm
Fri. 8:15am-12:15pm
Ashley E. Melnik
Clerk of the Zoning Board of Appeals

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