Zoning Board of Adjustment

The principal role of the Zoning Board of Adjustment (ZBA) is to review and rule on zoning ordinance relief applications seeking variances, special exceptions, or appeals of decisions made by administrative officials. The ZBA provides the necessary flexibility to ensure that the zoning ordinance is applied equitably to all properties. ZBA members are elected for 3-year terms.

The Zoning Board of Adjustment regularly meets once a month, on the fourth (4th) Tuesday at 6:30pm, to review and vote on relief applications. Please contact the Planning & Zoning Administrator for information regarding application submission. Meeting notices are posted at Town Administration buildings and Town Hall and published in the Portsmouth Herald and on the Town website a minimum of 5 days prior to each meeting. The public is welcome and encouraged to attend all meetings.

Apply to the Zoning Board of Adjustment for:

  • Appeal from a Decision of an Administrative Officer
  • Request for Variance
  • Request for Special Exception
  • Request for Equitable Waiver of Dimensional Requirement
  • Appeal of Planning Board Decision

Staff Contacts

Name Title
Rick Milner Planning & Zoning Administrator

Board Members

NameTitleTerm Expiration
Jonathan Pinette

Chair

2022

Robin Reid

Vice Chair

2022

Rick Stanton

Member

2023

Audrey Prior

Member

2023

William Clifford

Member

2024

Dennis Williams

Alternate Member

2022