Zoning Board of Appeals


  • 7:00 p.m.
  • 1st Tuesday of every month
  • Town Hall
    41 Highland Avenue
    Cohasset, MA 02025

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.
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Member Email
S. Woodworth Chittick, Chair wchittick@cohassetma.org
David McMorris, Vice-Chair dmcmorris@cohassetma.org
Charles Higginson, Member chigginson@cohassetma.org
Lee Darst, Associate ldarst@cohassetma.org
Mike Dickey, Associate  mdickey@cohassetma.org
Matthew Watkins, Associate mwatkins@cohassetma.org

Background & Responsibilities

The Zoning Board of Appeals consists of 6 members (3 full members, and 3 associate members) whom are appointed by the Board of Selectmen for 3 year terms. The Committee typically meets on the first Tuesday of each month and is responsible for holding public hearings for the following purposes:
  • Hear and decide appeals from the decision of the Building Inspector concerning the issuance or denial of building permits on the basis of conformity with the zoning laws.
  • Hear and decide applications for special permits.
  • Authorize or deny variances from the zoning law.
  • Fulfill other responsibilities and duties as required under Chapter 40A of Massachusetts General Laws
Note: All applicants will be billed directly by the newspaper for all advertising costs associated with their hearing.