About Us:

The Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) is a three-voting member board appointed in accordance with the Town of Foxborough General By-Laws and MGL 40A. The Board of Appeals hears and acts on petitions of administrative appeals, variances, special use permits and findings in accordance with Foxborough Zoning Bylaws, Article 11, Section 10.2. The Board of Appeals is also the permit granting authority for comprehensive permits as provided for under MGL 40(B).

The Zoning Board of Appeals is responsible for hearing applications submitted for Findings, Special Use Permits, and Variances. These applications relate to the interpretation and administration of Foxborough's Zoning Bylaws.

The Board also hears appeals of the decision of the Building Commissioner. All decisions relating to the Building Commissioner's interpretation of the Zoning Bylaws may be appealed.

The Zoning Board of Appeals also hears and decides upon Comprehensive Permit Applications. These applications are made pursuant to the Chapter 40B of the Massachusetts General Laws and the Foxborough Zoning Board of Appeals Rules & Regulations.

Questions regarding Comprehensive Permit Applications should be directed to the Town Planner. Questions regarding the interpretation of the Zoning Bylaws should be directed to the Building Commissioner. Questions regarding the filing of applications, fees, and the Public Hearing process should be directed to the Land Use or Building Commissioner's Office.

All applications require a Certified Abutters List (obtain from the Assessor's Office) and must first be stamped in at the Town Clerk's Office prior to being submitted to the Planning Office.


Members Term Date
Barnett Ovrut, Chair  5/31/2025
Lorraine Brue, Clerk
Kurt Yeghian  5/31/2027
Blair Crane, Associate  5/31/2025
Eric Hogberg, Associate  5/31/2025

Contact Us:


Scott Shippey, Building Commissioner
[email protected]

Diana Gray, ZBA Administrator
[email protected]


40 South Street
Foxborough, MA 02035

Meetings:Every 3rd Thursday of the month in the Gala Meeting Room at Town Hall. All meetings are open to the public and all are welcome to attend.