Zoning Board of Appeals

​Regular Meetings
Due to Coronavirus, ZBA meetings are currently being held remotely via Zoom. Please refer to the meeting agenda for details on viewing a meeting. 
  • 6:00 p.m.(Meeting will be at 6:30 when they resume in person)
  • Meets on Thursdays as scheduled
  • In Person meetings, (when resumed): 
City Hall
Room 209
389 Congress St.
Portland, ME 04101

Agendas & Minutes
Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.
View All Agendas and Minutes

To submit written public comment on an agenda item, please send an email to zoning@portlandmaine.gov  Submissions must be received by 12:00 PM the day before the Zoning Board of Appeals meeting to guarantee their inclusion in the agenda packet. 

All submissions must include the commenter's name and legal address. To help ensure your comment is published under the correct item, please include the name of the agenda item as well.


  • Kent Avery
  • Jared Falcon, Secretary
  • Donna Katsiaficas
  • Daniel Black 
  • William Sedlack
  • Benjamin McCall
  • Joseph Zamboni, Chair
About the Board
The Board of Appeals also known as the Zoning Board of Appeals, assists in the administration of the city’s zoning ordinance by:
  • Reviewing decisions of the building authority
  • Approving conditional uses
  • Granting variances
The board functions in a quasi-judicial capacity and holds public hearings, makes findings of fact and conclusions of law based upon applicable state and local zoning laws, and issues written decisions setting forth their findings and conclusions.

For more information, visit Zoning Administration.

Get information on the application process.