Zoning Board of Appeals

Meetings Postponed

All Public Meetings through April 12 have been cancelled – This includes Planning Board & Zoning Board of Appeals meetings scheduled during this time period. Given the current uncertainties, staff is working on arrangements for virtual meetings that meet the guidelines set forth the by the State's emergency legislation. We will update this page as more information becomes available

Applications during Coronavirus pandemic- Updated 3/23/20

  • Board of Appeals Applications

        - At this time, we will continue to accept applications
        - Electronic submissions must be submitted on or before required deadline
        - To arrange a submission please contact:
         BrianLongstaff, blongstaff@scarboroughmaine.org

    Payments for applications can be made either by check (mailed or placed in the submission packet).  Other methods of payment can be discussed with Staff. 

    If you have any questions please call the Planning and Code Enforcement Office at 207-730-4040 during the hours of 8 am to 4 pm.

The Scarborough Zoning Board of Appeals is charged with hearing and deciding a range of different types of appeals and special exceptions as specified in the Zoning Ordinance. Appeals heard by the Zoning Board include administrative appeals, variance appeals, miscellaneous appeals, limited reduction of yard size appeals, and practical difficulty appeals. Special exception uses are permitted in various zoning districts subject to review and approval by the Zoning Board.


Refer to Section V of the Zoning Ordinance for more information on all the listed appeals, or contact the Zoning Administrator, Brian Longstaff, with any questions.  All submissions now require an electronic version as well as the 10 paper copies.  Required electronic submission can be emailed to: submittals@scarboroughmaine.org or on a thumb drive.

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Zoning Board of Appeals meetings are the second Wednesday of each month.


Submittal including an electronic copy as well as 10 copies of package is due the 20th of the month before the next agenda. If the 20th falls on a Saturday or Sunday, submittal is due the Friday before.  Required electronic submission can be emailed to: submittals@scarboroughmaine.org or on a thumb drive.

Meeting Agendas & Minutes

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April 8, 2020     CANCELLED 
March 11, 2020 Agenda    Meeting will be held in Council Chambers "B" 
February 12, 2020 Agenda Minutes Video Stream   
January 15, 2020 Agenda Minutes Video Stream   
December 11, 2019 Agenda Minutes Video Stream   
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Zoning Board members are appointed by the Town Council and serve three year terms.

  • Karin Shupe, -    2021 - Chair
  • James Hebert, - 2022 - Vice Chair 
  • Rudy Caron, -   2020
  • Melinda Torrens, - 2022
  • David Bourke - 2021
  • Alton "Chip" Howe - 1st Alternate 2021
  • Jennifer Waters - 2nd Alternate 2021

Brian Longstaff
Zoning Administrator
Phone: (207) 730-4050
Email: blongstaff

Related Town Ordinances

Zoning Ordinance [PDF]