Zoning Board of Adjustment

The Zoning Board meets on the second Wednesday of each month to hear requests for Variances and Special Exceptions from Rochester's Zoning Ordinance, as well as Appeals from Administrative Decisions and Equitable Waivers. The Board is currently comprised of six regular voting members and one alternate. To watch video archives of prior meetings click here

RSA 674:33 Powers of the Zoning Board of Adjustment

For additional Zoning Information & Applications Click Here

For Information on Zoning Laws and Variances Click Here


RSA 673:3, 673:6 [Appointed in manner prescribed by legislative body]

Ordinances, 37.7, 42.28

City Charter, Section 74:  Mayor nominates subject to confirmation by Council, after Mayor nominates, Council can nominate.  Ballot vote required.

Five Regular Member Board; terms of regular and alternate members changed to 3 Year Terms in January 1984.

Vacancies must be filled for unexpired terms, vacancies filled in accordance with Charter 13.4-13.7 of General Ordinances.  All members must be residents of the City of Rochester (RSA 673:3).

Board Members

Name Title
Larry Spector Chair (01/02/2021)
Robert Gates (Ward 5/Seat B) Vice Chairman (01/02/2019)
Leo Brodeur Member (01/02/2022)
Shon Stevens Member (01/02/2020)
Terry Garland Alternate Member (01/02/2021)
Paul Giuliano Alternate Member (01/02/2021)
Vacancy One Alternate Member (01/02/2016)