The Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) consists of three Full members that are appointed by the Board of Selectmen. Additionally, the Board of Selectmen may appoint up to four Associate members to serve on the ZBA. Associate members may attend all ZBA hearings and can serve as a Full member when a regular member or members cannot sit for a particular hearing.
Carlisle ZBA regular hearings are held at 7:30 p.m. on the first Monday of the month in the Carlisle Town Hall.
The ZBA hears and decides upon appeals by persons who have been unable to obtain a permit from the Carlisle Building Department in accordance with the Carlisle zoning bylaws. The ZBA may issue a variance or a special permit.
The ZBA is the authority for granting Comprehensive Permits for 40B Affordable Housing projects.