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Board of Appeals


The Board of Appeals generally meets the fourth Monday of the month at 7 p.m. in Council Chambers, City Hall. Application deadlines are the Tuesday, 20 days prior to the meeting date.  To be scheduled for a Board of Appeals meeting, completed applications must be submitted, paid for, and received in our office by 4:00 p.m. on the deadline date.  Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays change the pattern of meeting schedules due to conflicts, typically.

If you have received a public hearing notice regarding an appeal that will be heard by the Board of Appeals and wish to view the application materials, you will need to come to the Department of Planning and Development.

The Board of Appeals references Chapters 2 and 27 of the City of South Portland Code of Ordinances. Obtain the most up to date version of Chapters 2 and 27 from the City of South Portland Code of Ordinances by returning to the home page and clicking on "Code of Ordinances". As there is sometimes a lag between an ordinance becoming effective and its being updated on the website, Please Check On Specific Questions With The Planning & Development Office.

Application to South Portland's Zoning Board of Appeals

If you wish to apply for a variance from space and bulk regulations (setbacks, etc.) or an appeal (miscellaneous or administrative), please contact:

Matt LeConte
Code Enforcement Director
496 Ocean Street
Phone: 207-767-7603 ext 0 

You will need to meet with Matt at least several days prior to submitting your application. He will assist you through the process, explaining what materials and information you will need to submit with your application.

Application Form

Dimensional Variance Criteria

Dimensional Variance Application