Zoning Board of Appeals

Zoning Board of Appeals hearings are held at 7:00 p.m. on the second and fourth Wednesday of every month except when there is a conflict with a holiday or voting day in which case notice will be given for the new hearing date.  The hearings take place in the first floor meeting room on the Town Hall unless otherwise noticed.  Original hearing notice is always given through direct mail to abutters and newspaper publication and public posting for the general public. Continuances are only verbally noticed during the original and subsequent hearings on the matter.

The Zoning Board of Appeals has all of the powers and performs all of the duties conferred or imposed upon it under the applicable provisions of the General Laws of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and by the Town of Wakefield Bylaws.

Contact the Zoning Board of Appeals at BoardOfAppeals@wakefield.ma.us.

These powers include the power to hear and decide:

  • Appeals in accordance with MGL Chapter 40A, Section 8;
  • Applications for special permits;
  • Requests for variances; and
  • Appeals from decisions of the Zoning Administrator.

Staff Contacts

Name Phone
Gail Conroy 781-246-6388

Board Members

Name Title
James H. McBain Board Member, April 2022
David W. Hatfield Chairperson, April 2023
Charles L. Tarbell Board Member, April 2024
Ami Wall Board Member, April 2023
Michael Feeley Alternate, April 2024
Gregory McIntosh Alternate, April 2024
Thomas Lucey Alternate, April 2024
Joseph Pride Board Member, April 2022