Does the variance or special use permit expire?

Any variance or special use permit granted or authorized by the Board shall expire one (1) year after the date of the filing of the decision in the office of the Town Clerk, unless the applicant shall, within one (1) year, obtain a legal building permit and proceed with the construction, or obtain a certificate of occupancy when no legal building permit is required. If application is made prior to the expiration of the initial one-year period, the board may, upon written request and for cause shown, renew the variance or special use permit for a second one-year period. Said request for an extension need not be advertised nor noticed.

Further extension for cause. Should an applicant fail to begin construction with a legal building permit, or obtain a certificate of occupancy within the second one-year period, the board may upon written request filed prior to the expiration of the second one-year period, renew the variance or special use permit for a third one-year period provided that the applicant can demonstrate due diligence in proceeding and substantial financial commitment in promoting the subject of the variance or special use permit since the date of the filing of the resolution. Notice shall be given in accordance with section 906 and a hearing shall be held on the request.

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1. Where is my septic system located?
2. I want to buy/build a shed do I need a permit?
3. I want to install a fence do I need a permit?
4. I am installing a pool do I need a permit?
5. I am replacing my roof shingles, do I need a permit?
6. I am replacing my siding do I need a permit?
7. I am replacing my existing deck do I need a permit?
8. I am replacing my decking and railings without modifying it, do I need a permit?
9. I am replacing my kitchen cabinets do I need a permit?
10. I am installing replacement windows, do I need a permit?
11. I am installing new windows do I need a permit?
12. I want to finish my basement do I need a permit?
13. I am replacing my flooring do I need a permit?
14. I want to build an addition or a dormer do I need a permit?
15. I want to install a sign for my business do I need a permit?
16. Do I need to be a registered or licensed contractor to do work on my own dwelling?
17. What can I do about mold?
18. ZONING BOARD OF REVIEW – FAQ’S:
19. How to petition the Zoning Board of Review?
20. What documentation is needed at a preliminary review?
21. How do I create a Radius Map and Abutters List?
22. After the preliminary review and the application is accepted, how long is the wait to appear before the Board?
23. What should be expected at the hearing?
24. The Board has approved/denied the application, what happens next?
25. Does the variance or special use permit expire?
26. Is there any recourse if my application is denied?