Zoning Board of Appeals

Application Forms


Notice of meetings is posted at least two days in advance of the meeting on the bulletin board outside of City Hall in the JFK Plaza, and on the City of Lowell's online Event Calendar.

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.

View most recent agendas and minutes.



The Lowell Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) was created under MGL Ch. 40A, Sec. 12 and carries out duties pursuant to MGL Ch. 40A, Sec. 14.

The ZBA hears applications for Variances from the Lowell Zoning Code (Ordinance), Special Permit requests where the Zoning Code designates the ZBA as the Special Permit Granting Authority and appeals of decisions by the Building Commissioner.

All requests are subject to the requirements enumerated in the Lowell Zoning Code.

For more information on the Zoning Board of Appeals, please feel free to review:


General information regarding the appeals process can be found here.

Zoning Board of Appeals

Title Member Name Term Exp. Date
Chair Van Pech 09/13/2026
Vice Chair Sean Callahan 07/28/2026
Clerk Dennis McCarthy 09/13/2027
Member Mark Briere 02/25/2025
Member George Procope 09/13/2027
Associate Member Timothy Hovey 10/13/2025
Associate Member John H. Nickerson, Jr.