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
Phone: 978-897-1302
Fax: 978-897-8489
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.

View the 2016 Schedule and Deadlines

Here is the Planning Board Hearing Schedule for 2016.  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.
Meeting Date Time Location Application Deadline
January 12, 2016 7pm Town Hall
January 26, 2016 7pm Town Hall December 22, 2015
February 9, 2016 7pm Town Hall January 5, 2016
February 23, 2016 7pm Town Hall January 19, 2016
March 8, 2016 7pm Town Hall February 2, 2016
March 22, 2016 7pm Town Hall February 16, 2016
April 12, 2016 7pm Town Hall March 8, 2016
April 26, 2016 7pm Town Hall March 22, 2016
May 10, 2016 7pm Town Hall April 5, 2016
May 24, 2016 7pm Town Hall April 19, 2016
June 14, 2016 7pm Town Hall May 3, 2016
June 28, 2016 7pm Town Hall May 17, 2016
July 12, 2016 7pm Town Hall June 7, 2016
July 26, 2016 7pm Town Hall June 21, 2016
August 9, 2016 7pm Town Hall July 5, 2016
August 23, 2016 7pm Town Hall July 19, 2016
September 13, 2016 7pm Town Hall August 9, 2016
September 27, 2016 7pm Town Hall August 23, 2016
October 25, 2016 7pm Town Hall September 20, 2016
November 22, 2016 7pm Town Hall October 4, 2016
December 13, 2016 7pm Town Hall November 8, 2016
December 27, 2016 7pm Town Hall November 23, 2016

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


Planning Board Members

Name Title
Greg Tuzzolo Chair
Andrew D’Amour Vice-Chair
Bernard Cahill Member
Samantha Elliot Member
William J. Gosz Member
Brent Mathison Alternate

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    Click here to see who the next guest will be.

Season Two of “Planning, Zoning, Rock and Rolling” episodes are archived at:


Forms and Fees




Projects and Programs