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 weeks 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 2019 Planning and ZBA Hearing Schedules and Deadlines

2019 Schedule

Zoning Board DatePlanning Board DateTimeApplication Deadlines
January 8, 20197:00 PMDecember 5, 2018
January 28, 20197:00 PMDecember 18,2018
February 12, 20197:00 PMJanuary 9, 2019
February 25, 20197:00 PMJanuary 22, 2019
March 12, 20197:00 PMFebruary 6, 2019
March 25, 20197:00 PMFebruary 19, 2019
April 9, 20197:00 PMMarch 6, 2019
April 29, 20197:00 PMMarch 26, 2019
May 14, 20197:00 PMApril 10, 2019
**May 20, 20197:00 PMApril 16, 2019
June 11, 20197:00 PMMay 8, 2019
June 24, 20197:00 PMMay 21, 2019
July 9, 20197:00 PMJune 5, 2019
July 29, 20197:00 PMJune 25, 2018
August 13, 20197:00 PMJuly 10, 2019
August 26, 20197:00 PMJuly 23, 2019
September 10, 20197:00 PMAugust 7, 2019
September 30, 20197:00 PMAugust 27, 2019
October 8, 20197:00 PMSeptember 4, 2019
October 28, 20197:00 PMSeptember 24, 2019
November 12, 20197:00 PMOctober 9, 2019
November 25, 20197:00 PMOctober 22, 2019
December 10, 20197:00 PMNovember 6, 2019
**December 16, 20197:00 PMNovember 12, 2019
  • A second meeting of the month may be added for continued applications.
  • All dates subject to change.
  • All meetings at Town Hall unless otherwise noted.
  • All items required for a complete application must be submitted by 12:00 PM on the deadline day (10:00 AM on a Friday). No exceptions.
  • Listed date represents the soonest an application may be heard by the Planning Board. Please note: submitting by the listed deadline date may not secure a place on the desired agenda. Agenda length or other circumstances may affect placement. All applications are reviewed on a first submittal basis and will be reviewed within the statutory time requirements.
  • Any revised plans or additional submittals must be submitted to the OMS Office and peer reviewer 10 days prior to a scheduled meeting.

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

A printable copy of the 2019 schedule is also available.


Planning Board Members

Greg TuzzoloChair
Andrew D’AmourVice-Chair
Jim ColemanMember
Bill CranshawMember
Christopher ArsenaultMember
Michael UttleyAlternate

Master Plan

A master plan is a comprehensive long range plan intended to guide growth and development of a community. A key intent of the document is to ensure decision-making considers both the long-term effects of an action and is consistent with an over-all vision created by the community. It provides a foundation that can help protect a community from reactionary actions.

Please visit the Master Plan page for more about this important document and our project to revise in in 2018.


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 Five can be heard monthly on the 4th Tuesday  at 4pm on WAVM 91.7FM or online at

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



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