Planning and ZBA Division

Welcome to the homepage of Maynard’s Planning Division. We are working hard to keep Maynard a community where you can enjoy the very best of New England town living while still enjoying an easy Metropolitan connection!

Maynard is committed to planning for a future that will keep Maynard a premier community for today, for tomorrow and for a lifetime.

To learn more about the “ Maynard Advantage” contact Town Planner Bill Nemser.

The Maynard Advantage video was produced by WAVM (Maynard High School).

Address:195 Main Street
Maynard, MA 01754
Hours:Monday, Wednesday, Thursday: 8am to 4pm
Tuesdays: 8am to 7pm
Friday: 8am-noon
Town Planner:Bill Nemser, AICP, LEED AP

About the Planning Board and Planning Division

The Planning Board both enforces and submits revisions of the Maynard Zoning By-Laws to Town Meeting for approval. The Planning Division of the Office of Municipal Services is here to assist you in viewing records, submitting applications, obtaining information, or scheduling an appointment. All necessary Planning Board forms are available at the office and the Town Clerk (Hearing application forms are in the Forms section below.)

Zoning Board of Appeals

The Planning Division also supports the Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA).


Planning Board Meetings and Hearings

The Planning Board meets on a regular basis on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month at the Town Hall. We encourage citizens of the town to to attend our meetings and public hearings. The input from citizens is recognized and greatly appreciated.

Hearing Schedule and Filing Deadlines

Applications for Preliminary Subdivisions and Approval Not Required (ANRs) are due two week’s prior to a regularly scheduled meeting; based on Agenda availability. Please file applications for Special Permits, Site Plan Review, and Definitive Subdivision approvals in the Planning Office according to the following timelines (click to expand):

View the 2017 Schedule and Deadlines

Here is the Planning Board Hearing Schedule for 2017.  Please note that:

  • All dates subject to change.
  • All items required for a complete application must be submitted by 3:00 p.m. on the deadline day. No exceptions.
  • An incomplete application will not be scheduled for a hearing.
  • The timeline below represents the soonest an application may be heard by the Planning Board. Depending on the number of applications, submitting by the deadline may not secure a place on the desired agenda. Please note that all applications are reviewed on a first submittal basis and all applications will be reviewed within the statutory time requirements.
  • Any revised plans or additional submittals must be submitted to the Planning Office and peer reviewer 10 days prior to a scheduled meeting.
Zoning BoardPlanning BoardTimeLocationApplication Deadline
January 107pmTown HallDecember 8, 2016
January 30January 247pmTown HallDecember 22, 2016
February 147pmTown HallJanuary 5
February 27February 287pmTown HallJanuary 19
March 147pmTown HallFebruary 2
March 27March 287pmTown HallFebruary 16
April 117pmTown HallMarch 2
April 24April 257pmTown HallMarch 16
May 97pmTown HallMarch 30
May 22**May 237pmTown HallApril 13
June 137pmTown HallApril 27
June 26June 277pmTown HallMay 11
July 117pmTown HallMay 25
July 31July 257pmTown HallJune 15
August 87pmTown HallJune 29
August 28August 227pmTown HallJuly 13
September 127pmTown HallAugust 10
September 25September 267pmTown HallAugust 24
October 107pmTown HallSeptember 7
October 30October 247pmTown HallSeptember 21
November 147pmTown HallOctober 5
November 27November 287pmTown HallOctober 19
December 127pmTown HallNovember 2
December 18**_7pmTown Hall

** These Zoning Board dates have been moved up a week due to holiday schedules.

A printable copy of this schedule can also be found in the Forms and Fees section below.


Planning Board Members

Greg TuzzoloChair
Andrew D’AmourVice-Chair
William J. GoszMember
Brent MathisonMember
Megan ZammutoMember
Bill CranshawAlternate

Planning, Zoning, Rock and Rolling Radio Show

Who said planning and zoning has to be bureaucratic, monochromatic, asthmatic, systematic, autocratic or dull? Well it isn’t…at least for one hour!

Join Maynard Town Planner Bill Nemser as he fills you in on all the latest planning related news, discusses place-making trends in the Metrowest Region and presents an assortment of exciting guests all the while weaving it all into an eclectic musical tapestry of hits, misses and classics from all genres! And best of all, the infamous “Think You Know Maynard?” trivia game!

Season Three can be heard Thursdays at 3pm on WAVM 91.7FM or online at   (Season 3 has concluded.  Join us for our next show in September)

Missed an episode?  Don’t worry…  Check out our archive at WAVM.



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