The Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) is essentially a court consisting of local volunteers who judge an applicant’s claim that they cannot comply with the zoning regulations because the regulations affect their land in some unique way. For the full document and more information, click here.


The Zoning Board of Appeals shall be formed and shall serve as provided by the General Statutes of the State of Connecticut and shall have the following powers and duties: 

    1. Adopt such rules and procedures as may be necessary to carry out the zoning regulations.
    2. Upon application, hear and decide appeals where it has been alleged that there is an error in any order, decision or requirement made by the Zoning Enforcement Officer (ZEO) in the enforcement of the regulations. 
    3. Upon application, determine and vary the application of the zoning regulations in harmony with their general purpose and intent, and with due consideration for conserving the public health, safety, convenience, welfare, and property values solely with the respect to a parcel of land: where, owing to conditions especially affecting such parcel, but not affecting generally the district in which it is situated, a literal enforcement of such regulations would result in exceptional difficulty or unusual hardship, so that substantial justice will be done, and the public welfare and safety secured.  

Meetings are held the 2nd Wednesday of every month at 7 p.m. in Town Hall.

Regular Members

Chris Lawson 
(R) Term Exp. 11/23

Matt Wilson(D)Term Exp. 11/21

Joe Weber( R ) Term Exp. 11/23

Corrine Machowski (R)Term Exp. 11/21

Alan Miller (R) Term Exp. 11/21

Alternate Members

James West
(R) Term Exp. 11/21

Michele Anne Kacy (R) Term Exp.  11/23

Robert Barstow (G) 11/21

Town Hours of Operation

Monday            8:00 - 4:30
Tuesday           8:00 - 7:00
Wednesday      8:00 - 4:30
Thursday          8:00 - 4:30
Friday              8:00 - Noon

Marlborough needs volunteer Board and Commission members to help local government make the important decisions that will determine our quality of life. If you’re interested in contributing your service and talent to our community, please consider applying to serve as a local board or commission member!