Zoning Board of Appeals

Due to ongoing remediation of water damage sustained on April 23rd – 
The Planning Office has been relocated until further notice.

Our current address is:
37 Knox Trail
Acton, MA 01720

Applications for upcoming Planning Board, Board of Appeals, and Historic Districts Commission meetings, Tree Preservation and Demolition Delay Review can be dropped off at our new location. 

Building Permit sign-off pages can be brought directly to the Building Department for Planning Division sign-off.

For questions or more information about any ongoing projects, please contact Planning at 978-318-3290.


  • 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

Meeting Date

April 18, 2019  March 1, 2019  
May 9, 2019 April 1, 2019  
June 13, 2019 May 3, 2019 Deadline Extended from May 1st
July 11, 2019 June 3, 2019  
August 8, 2019 July 1, 2019  
September 12, 2019 August 1, 2019  
October 10, 2019 September 2, 2019  
November 14, 2019 October 1, 2019  
December 12, 2019 November 1, 2019  

Board of Appeals Members

Members   Term Expires
James Smith Chair May 31, 2020
John Brady   May 31, 2019
Elizabeth Akehurst-Moore Clerk May 31, 2021
Stuart Freeland Associate May 31, 2021
Theo Kindermans Associate May 31, 2021
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.