The ZBA voted to approve my application. Now what?

There are a few steps left in the process after the ZBA votes to approve your proposal:

1) A decision document will be drafted outlining your proposal, describing the requested relief and recording the vote of the ZBA. The decision is signed by the Chair of the ZBA.

2) The decision is filed with the Town Clerk.

3) A 20-day appeal period begins during which any aggrieved parties can file an appeal against the decision.

4) After 20 calendar days, if no appeals have been filed, you can pick up your decision from the Clerk and bring it to the Norfolk County Registry of Deeds to file.

5) Submit a PDF copy of your final plans to Planning staff.  Staff will stamp your plans and send them back to you with an approval memo.

6) Upload your stamped plans and your proof of filing from the Registry of Deeds to the online Building Permit application. 

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1. What is zoning?
2. What is zoning and why does my project require zoning relief?
3. What is a pre-existing non-conforming use?
4. What is an “as-of-right” project?
5. Why do I need zoning relief if my structure is non-conforming?
6. What are special permits and variances?
7. What is the zoning process in Brookline?
8. What is the difference between the Planning Board and the Zoning Board of Appeals?
9. How can I find out what zoning district my property is located in?
10. What is Floor Area Ratio (FAR) and how do I calculate it?
11. My neighbor is proposing a project that I am concerned about. What can I do?
12. I would like to put a shed/detached garage/AC condenser/generator on my property. Is this allowed?
13. I would like to add an in-law suite or accessory apartment to my home. Can I do this?
14. Do I need an attorney to file an application with a Board or Commission?
15. The ZBA voted to approve my application. Now what?
16. How long does the zoning process take?
17. Do my plans need to be drawn by a registered architect?
18. What are the regulations pertaining to signage for my business?
19. Where can I read zoning decisions on recent zoning cases?
20. How can I propose a zoning amendment?
21. What is a 40B project?
22. Can I subdivide my lot? What is an ANR plan?
23. How do I learn about Major Impact projects and Design Advisory Teams?
24. How do I learn about Town Meeting zoning amendments?
25. Learn about Brookline’s Climate Action/Sustainability initiatives?
26. Where can I review past meeting minutes?
27. There is construction taking place near me that is disruptive/causing a nuisance/does not seem to be following the plans/does not seem to have a work permit/etc. What can I do?