Ballardvale Historic District Commission


  • The Commission meets monthly as needed.

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.

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Members are appointed by the Town Manager to three-year terms.

About the Commission

The purpose of the Ballardvale Historic District Commission is to ensure that changes and additions within the Historic District are harmonious to the District and to prevent changes that might detract from the aesthetic and historic values of the District (Reference - General Bylaws Article XII, Section 36).

ONLINE applications

Paper applications are no longer accepted.  Please call 978-623-8600 should you need assistance with the online portal. 

If you live in or own property in BallardVale Historic District and are planning to do any work visible from a public way, a Certificate of Appropriateness must be issued by the BallardVale Historic District Commission before any work can proceed or a building permit will be issued. This includes renovation, replacement, construction, additions, or demolition to your house, outbuildings, swimming pools, fencing or retaining walls. Failure to receive approval could result in stop-work orders and/or monetary fines.