Zoning Board of Appeals

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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  • Variance Appeal Application.pdf   167k - by Robin Dahms (v3)
  • Special Exception Application.pdf   208k - by Robin Dahms (v2)
  • Reduction of Yard Size Application.pdf   202k - by Robin Dahms (v2)
  • Practical Difficulty Application.pdf   254k - by Robin Dahms (v2)
  • Miscellaneous Appeal Application.pdf   238k - by Robin Dahms (v2)
  • Administrative Appeal Application.pdf   294k - by Robin Dahms (v2)
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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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September 11, 2019 Agenda    Appeal Nos. 2662 and 2665 -- WITHDRAWN per applicants 
August 14, 2019 Agenda Minutes    
July 10, 2019 Agenda Minutes    
June 12, 2019 Agenda Minutes   Meeting will be held in Council Chambers "B" 
May 8, 2019 Agenda Minutes   Appeal #2660 -- TABLED per applicant 
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Zoning Board members are appointed by the Town Council and serve three year terms.

  • Karin Shupe, -    2021 - Chair
  • James Hebert, - 2019 - Vice Chair 
  • Rudy Caron, -   2020
  • Melinda Torrens, - 2019
  • David Bourke - 2021
  • Alton "Chip" Howe - 1st Alternate 2021
  • Jennifer Waters - 2nd Alternate 2021

Jay Chace
Town Planner
Phone: (207) 730-4042
Email: jchace

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

Related Town Ordinances

Zoning Ordinance [PDF]