Zoning Board


  • 6 p.m.
  • 1st Thursday of every month
  • Town Offices
    81 Main Street
    Downstairs Conference Room
    Essex, VT 05452*
  • *Due to COVID-19 we are holding meeting remotely via Microsoft Teams. For instructions on how to attend please see this document.

Special Accommodations

If special accommodations are needed please call 802-878-1343 ahead of time.

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas for Planning Commission and Zoning Board of Adjustment meetings are available one to two weeks before the meeting date. To receive electronic copies of the agendas, please email the Planning & Zoning Department and ask to be included in the mailing list for Planning Commission and Zoning Board agendas.

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The Zoning Board of Adjustment is composed of five members who are appointed by the Selectboard for three year terms. The purpose of the Zoning Board of Adjustment is to provide a degree of flexibility to an otherwise rigid system of regulation, to safeguard the rights of property owners and to alleviate the need for minor amendments to the ordinance through the exercise of a degree of administrative discretion as specifically authorized by state statutes.


Nick Martin, Chair
Michael Plageman, Vice Chair
Tracey Delphia, Clerk
Justin St. James
Hubert Norton
Sharon Kelley, Staff Representative - 802-878-1343, skelley@essex.org

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