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.

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
Maynard Town Hall will be closed to the public from Monday, March 16 – Tuesday, April 7 due to the COVID-19 outbreak. Staff will be available by email or phone, but response times will likely be slower than typical business operations.

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 2020 Planning and ZBA Hearing Schedules and Deadlines

2020 Schedule

Zoning Board DatePlanning Board DateTimeApplication Deadlines
January 14, 20207:00 PMDecember 17, 2019
January 27, 20207:00 PMDecember 23, 2019
February 11, 20207:00 PMJanuary 7, 2020
February 24, 20207:00 PMJanuary 20, 2020
March 10, 20207:00 PMFebruary 4, 2020
March 23, 20207:00 PMFebruary 24, 2020
April 14, 20207:00 PMMarch 10, 2020
April 27, 20207:00 PMMarch 23, 2020
May 12, 20207:00 PMApril 7, 2020
**May 18, 20207:00 PMApril 13, 2020
June 9, 20207:00 PMMay 5, 2020
June 22, 20207:00 PMMay 18, 2020
July 14, 20207:00 PMJune 9, 2020
July 27, 20207:00 PMJune 22, 2018
August 11, 20207:00 PMJuly 7, 2020
August 24, 20207:00 PMJuly 20, 2020
September 8, 20207:00 PMAugust 4, 2020
September 21, 20207:00 PMAugust 17, 2020
October 13, 20207:00 PMSeptember 8, 2020
October 26, 20207:00 PMSeptember 21, 2020
November 10, 20207:00 PMOctober 6, 2020
November 23, 20207:00 PMOctober 19, 2020
December 8, 20207:00 PMNovember 10, 2020
December 28, 20207:00 PMNovember 23, 2020
  • 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 2020 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.


The Maynard Advantage

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

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


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 SIX 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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