ZBA Filing Fees

Effective January 11, 2007

In calculating the filing fee for a ZBA filing, the fee schedule with the notes below shall be utilized;

Non-residential Variance for Use: $1,550.00

Non-residential Special Permit for Use: (5.2,5.3.4 etc)

Under 5,000 sq ft GFA            $750.00
5,000 sq ft and over GFA        $1,550.00

Residential Use (special permit 5.2, 5.3.4): $300.00 plus $75.00 for each unit

Residential Use Accessory Dwelling Unit: $300.00

Special Permit requests for expansion or alteration of existing residential dimensional non-conformances: $300.00

Special Permit requests for expansion or alteration of existing non-residential dimensional non-conformances: $300.00 plus $75.00 for each conformance issue

Residential Dimensional* Variance Requests: $300.00 plus $75.00 for each additional item of relief sought

Non-Residential Dimensional* Variance Requests: $450.00 plus $75.00 for each additional item of relief sought
*(dimensional shall include but not be limited to intensity of uses, landscaping, parking, signs  etc)

Appeals: $300.00 filing fee   

Other: In the event a request does not fall under one of the above categories, the filing fee shall be $750.00

Note; In the event that a filing contains multiple requests that fall under more than one of the above categories, the highest minimum filing fee of the applicable categories shall be utilized and $75.00 for each additional request shall be added to the fee (for example 1. a commercial use variance with a dimensional variance shall be $1,550 min fee plus $75.00, 2. a multi-use commercial residential request shall utilize the commercial min filing fee and add the additional $75 per additional request)

Comprehensive Permits

Applicant shall be required to pay for all fees incurred by the City in the process of reviewing the plans, issuing a decision, reviewing the definitive plans and oversight and inspection of the comprehensive permit through the construction process to completion of the development. In addition, a filing fee per unit is required which shall be calculated utilizing the special permit/ site plan review schedule which has been adopted by the Municipal Council (authorized by MGL ch40B)