What happens after the Board reaches a decision?
Once the matter has been decided and voted upon, the Zoning Administrator's office drafts the decision for Board members to sign and after it is signed by all Board members is then filed with the Town Clerk. A copy of the decision is distributed to certain Town departments and mailed to the applicant/agent.

After 20 days, the applicant must obtain a true copy attest of the decision and a certification of no appeal from the Town Clerk, and then file the decision and certification of no appeal with the Barnstable County Registry of Deeds.

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1. How long does it take to get a special permit?
2. Why do I need a special permit?
3. What’s the difference between a special permit and a variance?
4. Do I need a lawyer?
5. I just received notice that my neighbor is applying for a special permit or variance for his property. What should I do? I’d like to present my opinion to the Board. Do I need to attend the hearing?
6. What happens at the public hearing?
7. What happens after the Board reaches a decision?
8. Why do I have to wait 20 days?
9. When is the decision effective?
10. What if I’m not happy with the Board’s decision?
11. I want to add an accessory apartment to my home. What do I need to do?
12. I have an illegal apartment and want to sell my home. What should I do?