Application Process

To apply for a ZBA appeal, please contact the Zoning Administration at zoning@portlandmaine.gov or (207) 874-8709. The application forms and materials are not available online. You will be provided with the correct application type based on the specifics of your project or situation.  Applications are due by noon, three Monday's before the meeting you wish to appear at. Please note that if a large number of applications are received for a single meeting, the Zoning Administration may need to schedule your appeal for a later meeting. 


Fees

You will be invoiced a $100 application fee that must be paid to reserve your place on the next available agenda. You will later be invoiced a $50 processing fee, the cost of a legal ad in the Portland Press Herald, and the cost of sending notifications to abutters within 500 feet of the subject property. The total cost of the appeal varies based on the number of abutters and notification length, but the total averages between $350-$500. All fees must be paid prior to the hearing date. All fees are nonrefundable.