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 note that roll plans are not able to be accepted at this time and should be submitted via a flash drive or USB 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.


  • 7:15 p.m.
  • First Floor Meeting Room (unless otherwise noted)
    141 Keyes Road
    Concord, MA 01742

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  
Jan 9, 2020 Dec 2, 2019
Town House Hearing Room, 22 Monument Square, Concord
Feb 13, 2020 Jan 2, 2020  
Mar 12, 2020 Feb 3, 2020 Town House Hearing Room, 22 Monument Square, Concord
Apr 9, 2020 Mar 2, 2020 Virtual meeting. All agenda items to be continued without discussion to May 14th.
May 14, 2020 Apr 1, 2020 This will be a virtual online public meeting. To participate by video conference or phone, please see the instructions on agenda. https://concordma.gov/1223/Zoning-Board-of-Appeals

Jun 11, 2020 May 1, 2020  
Jul 9, 2020 Jun 1, 2020  
Aug 13, 2020 Jul 1, 2020  
Sep 10, 2020 Aug 3, 2020  
Oct 8, 2020 Sep 1, 2020  
Nov 12, 2020 Oct 1, 2020  
Dec 17, 2020 Nov 2, 2020  

Board of Appeals Members

Members   Term Expires
James Smith Member May 31, 2020
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.