Zoning Board of Appeals

Mission Statement:

The Marion Zoning Board of Appeals has authority under G.L. c. 40A and Zoning Bylaw Section 230-2.2 and 2.2.3 to hear the following matters:

1.       As special permit granting authority, certain special permits as identified in Section 230-4.2. For authority, see G.L. c. 40A, 9 and Article 7 of Zoning Bylaw).

2.       Applications for variances. See G.L. c. 40A, s. 10 and Zoning Bylaw Section 2.3(D).

3.       Appeals by persons aggrieved by reason of inability to obtain a permit or enforcement action from any administrative officer under the provisions of G.L. c. 40A, or aggrieved by an order or decision of the Building Inspector, or other administrative official, in violation of G.L. c. 40A or the Zoning Bylaw.  See G.L. c. 40A, s. 8 and Section 230-2.3(B).

4.       Applications for comprehensive permits. See G.L. c. 40B, s. 21.



Because hearings are held on the second and fourth Thursday of each month on an as needed basis, please contact the Zoning Board of Appeals' Office at (508) 748-3516 for a list of the meeting dates and filing deadlines.

Staff Contacts

Name Title Phone
Robert Grillo Building Commissioner (508) 748-3555
Anne Marie Tobia Zoning/Building Administrator (508) 748-3516

Board Members

NameTerm Expiration Date
Cynthia Callow



Margherita Baldwin


Dana Nilson


Will Tifft


Tucker Burr

Alternate Member


Danielle Engwert


Joan Gardner

Alternate Member


Jeffrey J. Doubrava

Alternate Member