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The Appeals Process

A denial from the Building Inspector.
A completed Procedure Sheet obtained from the Building Inspector.
The name of the owner of record of the property to which the petition relates.
The name, address and telephone number of the petitioner and mailing address.
The Assessors’ map, block and lot number of the property.
A brief description of the relief requested.
Detailed Building Plans showing all outside dimensions, proposed additions and/or alterations
(8 copies).
A Plot Plan showing 4 visible corner pins. (8 copies).  The Board reserves the right to ask for an Instrument Survey when it deems necessary.  Mortgage plot plans are not acceptable.
Filing fee:  $125.00 (non-refundable).
A copy of a current Tax bill.  No hearing can be scheduled until all of the above information is complete.
A Legal Ad will be prepared by this Board and faxed to the Republican to run for two consecutive weeks prior to the meeting.
This Board will mail the legal ad to your abutters.

After the hearing a written decision will be prepared and filed in the Town Clerk’s Office.  A twenty-day (20) appeal period begins from the date the decision is stamped in at the Town Clerk’s Office.  Once that period expires, the petitioner will get the original decision from the Town Clerk and it must be recorded at the Registry of Deeds, Hampden County, before a building permit can be issued.

Town of Holland 27 Sturbridge Road, Holland, MA 01521
Phone: 413-245-7108 Fax: 413-245-7037
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