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On the Watertown Seal is a picture of an English Colonist and an Indian exchanging, as peace tokens,  bread for fish.  Captain Roger Clap landed at Nantasket Point in 1630 and rode up Charles River to Gerry's Landing with the first party of Watertown Colonists.
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The Zoning Board of Appeals consists of five members and two alternate members appointed to a 5 year term by the Town Manager and subject to Town Council confirmation.  The Zoning Board of Appeals' primary function is to act on all discretionary permits which include Special Permits (except those located in the Pleasant Street Corridor District), Special Permit Findings and Variance requests.  The board meets monthly on the fourth Wednesday of the month, unless otherwise noticed.  The links below provide more information: 

                    Indemnification Waiver
                    Newspaper Authorization Form

Zoning Enforcement
is the commitment to provide a safe, healthy and attractive environment for all residents, businesses and visitors to Watertown through the enforcement of Zoning Ordinances. The links below offer additional information and resources.

Informational Handouts/Brochures

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Louise Civetti
Zoning Clerk

Mike Mena
Zoning Enforcement Officer (ZEO)

Town Hall
Administration Building
149 Main St., 2nd Floor
Watertown, MA 02472

Ph: (617) 972-6427
Fx: (617) 926-7778

Monday - Friday
8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Memorial Day thru Labor Day, hours are extended on Tuesdays to 7:00 p.m. and shortened on Fridays to 2 p.m. 


Zoning Violations

To report a zoning violation please phone or email the Zoning Enforcement Officer.

What's New:

 - Overgrowth of vegetation article 
June 24, 2013

 - New Sign permit application