Zoning Board of Appeals

Town Offices are Closed

In order to help protect our Town employees and the community, the Town is only operating essential services until further notice and all municipal buildings are closed to the public.  Public Safety, public works, public health services and application filings are not impacted by this limited closure.   If you are looking for information or have a question related to board/committee or department operations, please don’t leave a voice message, but email the Planning Division  or visit the Town’s website at www.concordma.gov.  Zoning Board of Appeals applications will be accepted via a Drop Box outside the front door of the Department of Planning and Land Management building at 141 Keyes Road. Please submit two paper copies of all applications and supporting documentation along with the Community Newspaper form and a check made out to the Town of Concord with the appropriate application fee. Please note that roll plans are not able to be accepted at this time and should be submitted via USB/flash drive.  Please place drive in an envelope with the address or project clearly noted. Application materials smaller than 10MB may be emailed to Planning@concordma.gov .  For information on COVID-19 and the Town’s response, please visit www.concordma.gov/coronavirus2019  We encourage you to sign up for News and Notices for emailed information or follow the Town on social media – instructions are on the homepage.


  • 7:00 p.m.
  • All meeting will be held remotely through Zoom until further notice. Please see agenda for Zoom meeting information.

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.
View Most Recent Agendas and Minutes


Applications are due by noon on the first business day of a month for a meeting held in the following month. 
  • ex: A meeting held in March will have an application due date on the first business day in February.
Please include a digital copy of your application and all supporting documentation. 
  • Files can be emailed if size allows, or you can submit a cd or flash drive containing the documentation.
The Building Commissioner must review and sign the application before submission. 
  • Please plan to drop off your application and supporting documentation for review by the Building Commissioner at least 2 weeks prior to the submission deadline.
                    Meeting  Date       Application Submission Deadline  
Nov 12, 2020 Oct 1, 2020 Virtual Meeting - Please see agenda for Zoom info.
Dec 14, 2020 n/a 3 p.m. Virtual Meeting with Planning Board to discuss Zoning Bylaw amendments.  Please see agenda for Zoom info.
Dec 17, 2020 Nov 2, 2020 Virtual Meeting - Please see agenda for Zoom info.
Jan 14, 2021 Dec 1, 2020 Virtual Meeting - Please see agenda for Zoom info.
Feb 11, 2021 Jan 4, 2021 Virtual Meeting - Please see agenda for Zoom info.
Mar 11, 2021 Feb 1, 2021 Virtual Meeting - Please see agenda for Zoom info.
Apr 8, 2021 Mar 1, 2021 Virtual Meeting - Please see agenda for Zoom info.
May 20, 2021 Apr 1, 2021 Virtual Meeting - Please see agenda for Zoom info. (Rescheduled from May 13th.)
Jun 10, 2021 May 3, 2021 Virtual Meeting - Please see agenda for Zoom info.
Jul 8, 2021 Jun 1, 2021 TBD
Aug 12, 2021 Jul 1, 2021 TBD
Sep 9, 2021 Aug 2, 2021 TBD
Oct 14, 2021 Sep 1, 2021 TBD
Nov 18, 2021 Oct 1, 2021 TBD
Dec 9, 2021 Nov 1, 2021 TBD

Board of Appeals Members

Members   Term Expires
James Smith Member April 30, 2023
Elizabeth Akehurst-Moore Chair May 31, 2021
Theo Kindermans Clerk May 31, 2022
Stuart Freeland Associate May 31, 2021
Ravi Faiia Associate May 31, 2022
Vacant Associate  

Board of Appeals Charge

The Board of Appeals consists of 3 members and 3 associate members, appointed for 3-year, staggered terms by the Select Board. Associate members serve on the Board when regular members are absent or cannot serve. The Board is established pursuant to the provisions of Mass General Law Ch. 40, Sec. 30, MGL Ch. 40A, Sec. 14 and MGL Ch. 41, Sec. 81Z and is designated as the Zoning Board of Appeals required by MGL Ch. 40A, Sec. 12. The Board acts on Variances and Special Permits as prescribed by the Zoning Bylaw and MGL Ch. 40A, Ch. 40B, and Section 81Y through 81BB of Ch. 41. The Board hears and decides appeals by any person aggrieved by an inability to obtain a permit or enforcement action from the Building Inspector.