Applying for a special permit or variance, or preparing an appeal
The first step in applying for a special permit or variance or preparing an appeal is to understand the Shutesbury Zoning ByLaw and how it applies to your situation. A printed version may be obtained from the Town Clerk for a fee, or the document may be read and downloaded on-line.
Once you have understood the Bylaws regarding your interests, and determined whether you need to apply for a special permit, a variance, or an appeal, you will take the following steps.
- Complete the application form for the type of request (there are separate forms for special permits, variances and appeals).
- Gather all of the necessary documentation to support your application.
- Obtain a certified abutters list.
- Submit your application, supporting documentation and abutters list to the Town Clerk and pay the application fee.