Hearing Procedures



Complete the form and return it to the Board of Appeals Office along with a fee of $150.00 ($100 - application fee, $50 – advertising fee).
Check is made payable to the Town of North Reading.


You will need to submit a certified plot plan with a sketch of your addition or planned construction, clearly showing the distance from the lot lines.

Special Permit

You will need to submit a floor plan of the property.  If you are renting, you will need a letter granting permission from the property owner.

Home Occupation

Complete the application stating exactly what the nature of the home-based business will be. Example: consulting, phone sales, etc.

For more information, please visit the Home Occupations page.

Notification of Abutters

These hearing notices can be sent with a Certificate of Mailing or Certified Mailing.  In either case, the receipts must be stamped in at the Post Office and turned in to the Board of Appeals before the hearing.