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Board of Appeals
Contact TypeContact Information
Administrative Assistant
Veterans' Memorial Town Hall
558 South Main Street
Raynham, MA 02767
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Karl Vrana
June 2019
LeRoy Latimer
June 2018
Francis McGuirk
June 2018
Peter Schondek
June 2019
Aaron Strojny
June 2019
Charles Carey
June 2020
Raynham Board of Appeals

Board Members
  Karl Vrana, Vice-Chairman
 Roy Latimer, Clerk
  Francis McGuirk, Associate Member
 Peter Schondek, Associate Member
 Aaron Strojny, Associate Member
 Charles Carey, Associate Member

Board of Appeals Office

 Maureen McKenney, Administrative Assistant
 558 South Main Street, Raynham, MA 02767
 Phone:  508-824-2745
 Fax:  508-828-4290

  Office Hours:   Monday, Wednesday, Thursday: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
                 Tuesday:   2 p.m. - 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
                 Friday:    8:30 a.m. - noon

Board of Appeals - Purpose

The Board of Appeals consists of three full time members and five associate members. Board members are appointed by the Board of Selectmen for staggered three-year terms.

The Board of Appeals has the following statutory powers:

        1.  To hear and decide an appeal taken by any person aggrieved by reason of his or her inability to obtain a permit or enforcement action from the Inspector of Buildings or other administrative officers under the provisions of Chapter 40A General Laws, by the regional planning agency or any person, including an officer or official board of the Town of Raynham, or an abutting city or town aggrieved by an order or decision of the Inspector of Buildings or other administrative official in violation of Chapter 40A General Laws or the Raynham Zoning By-laws.

        2.  To hear and decide applications for special permits upon which the Board is empowered to act under Article Seven of Raynham Zoning By-laws.

        3.  To hear and decide petitions for variances, and to authorize upon appeal or upon petition with respect to particular land or structures a variance from the terms of Raynham Zoning By-laws where the Board specifically finds that owing to circumstances relating to the soil conditions, shape or topography of such land or structures and especially affecting such land or structures but not affecting generally the zoning district in which it is located, a literal enforcement of the provisions of the ordinance or by-law would involve substantial hardship, financial or otherwise, to the petitioner or appellant, and that desirable relief may be granted without substantial detriment to the public good and without nullifying or substantially derogating from the intent or purpose of the by-laws.  The Board shall not have the power to grant a use variance.   

The Board of Appeals shall adopt and file with the Town Clerk rules of procedure, as required by Chapter 40A, and shall follow the procedural requirements of Chapter 40A, including but not limited to the receipt of applications, hearing notices, public hearings, referal to other agencies and filing of decisions.  The Board of Appeals shall establish and may from time to time amend by vote a schedule of fees, which shall be incorporated into its rules of procedure.

Schedule of Fees

Appeal of an Administrative Officer     $500.

Variance Application                    $200. per variance request

Special Permit Application              $200. per special permit request

Special Permit Under Article Eleven
 of Raynham Zoning By-laws             $1,500.

Request for Extension of Variance
 or Special Permit                     $100.

Comprehensive Permit                    See Rules and Regulations Governing Issuance of
                                                Comprehensive Permit

The applicant is also responsible for the payment of the legal notice, which is published twice in the area newspaper prior to the public hearing, and for payment of the certified mailings to abutters within 300 feet of the locus property lines.

Town of Raynham 558 South Main St., Raynham, MA 02767
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