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The 193rd General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Section 15: Appeal of decision of municipal hearing officer

Section 15. A person aggrieved by a decision of the municipal hearing officer may appeal to the district court, housing court or other court of competent jurisdiction pursuant to section 21D of chapter 40, on a form provided by the municipality, and shall be entitled to a de novo hearing before a clerk magistrate of the court. The court shall consider such appeals under a civil standard. The aggrieved person shall file the appeal within 10 days after receiving notice of the decision from the municipal hearing officer who conducted the hearing.