Zoning Board of Adjustment

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.

Contact the Zoning Board of Adjustment 

Term: 3 Years

Meeting Schedule: 1st Monday of every month at 7:00 PM at City Hall

Appointments made by: City Council

2024 Meeting Schedule

Rules of Procedure


Zoning Board Public Notice July 1, 2024 

Zoning Board July 1, 2024 Meeting Packet 

Board Members
Term Expires
Seat 1
Richard Collins
Seat 4
Todd Russel
Michael Hurd
Vice Chair
Michael Lemieux
Seat A-3
John Dean
Seat 3
James Petrin
Seat A-1
Aran LaFontaine
Seat A-2
David Putnam
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