Zoning in Peterborough New Hampshire
The rules of procedure for the Town of Peterborough Zoning Board of Adjustment
are adopted under the authority of New Hampshire Revised Statutes Annotated, 1983,
Chapter 676:1, and the zoning ordinance of Peterborough, New Hampshire. This is an
abreviated version of the Zoning Board of Adjustment Rules of
Procedure. Go to the
Town of Peterborough web site
for the full version.
Application Process *
- Each application for a hearing before the Board shall be made on
forms available at the Office of Community Development.
- All applications shall be filed with the Office at least 20 days
prior to the scheduled monthly meeting.
- Appeals from administrative decisions taken under RSA 676:5 shall
be filed within 21 days of the decision being appealed.
- Notice of public hearings on each application shall be given in
the newspaper of record and shall be posted at the Peterborough
Town House and Peterborough Town Library not less than 10 days
before the date fixed for the hearing.
- Personal notice shall be made by certified mail to the applicant
and all abutters not less than 10 days before the date of the
hearing. Said notice shall contain the same information as the
public notice. Costs of all required notices must be paid for,
in advance, by the applicant.
- Other meetings held by the Board require 24 hours notification,
excluding Sundays and legal holidays, posted in two places in
Town (the Town House and the Library).
The conduct of public hearings shall be governed by rules stated in the
Zoning Board of Adjustment Rules of Procedure
available on the Town of Peterborough web site.
The Board shall decide all cases within 14 days. The Board will approve,
approve with conditions, deny the appeal, or defer its decision. Notice
of the decision or deferral will be made available for public inspection
within 144 hours, as required by RSA 676:3 and will be sent to the applicant.
If the appeal is denied or deferred, the notice shall include the reasons
Rehearings and Appeals *
Joint Meetings and Hearings *
Site Visits *
These Rules of Procedure may be amended after public hearing by a majority vote of the Board.
*Go to the Town of Peterborough
web site for the full Zoning Board of Adjustment Rules of Procedure