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The duties and powers of the City of Claremont Zoning Board of Adjustment shall be as prescribed in RSA 674:33.

674:33 Powers of Zoning Board of Adjustment. –
    I. The zoning board of adjustment shall have the power to:
       (a) Hear and decide appeals if it is alleged there is error in any order, requirement, decision, or determination made by an administrative official in the enforcement of any zoning ordinance adopted pursuant to RSA 674:16; and
       (b) Authorize, upon appeal in specific cases, a variance from the terms of the zoning ordinance if:
          (1) The variance will not be contrary to the public interest;
          (2) The spirit of the ordinance is observed;
          (3) Substantial justice is done;
          (4) The values of surrounding properties are not diminished; and
          (5) Literal enforcement of the provisions of the ordinance would result in an unnecessary hardship.

The Zoning Board of Adjustment may, in appropriate cases and subject to appropriate conditions and safeguards, make special exceptions to the terms of the City ordinance. All special exceptions shall be made in harmony with the general purpose and intent of the zoning ordinance and shall be in accordance with the general or specific rules contained in the ordinance.


ZBA Basics in New Hampshire
Presented by Stephen Buckley NHMA Legal Services Counsel
Natch Greyes, Municipal Srevices Counsel
August 14, 2019

ZBA Decision Criteria


9/3/2019 Meeting - Public Notice, Agenda

Meeting Minutes

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Term: 3 years
Meeting: First Monday of the month
Appointed by: City Council

Zoning Board Members

Seat 1 Seat 2 Seat 3
Richard Collins
Term Expires: 03/31/2021
Michael Hurd, Chairman
Term Expires: 03/31/2022
James Petrin
Term Expires: 03/31/2022
Seat 4 Seat 5 Seat A1
Tracy Pope
Term Expires: 03/31/2020
Abigail Kier, Vice-Chairperson
Term Expires: 03/31/2020
Carolyn Towle
Term Expires: 03/31/2022
Seat A2
Patrick Howe
Term Expires: 03/31/2020
Seat A3
Michael Lemieux
Term Expires: 3/31/2021