Zoning Board of Appeals Application Forms & Information

May 18, 2022

PLEASE NOTE NEW APPLICATION REVIEW, FILING INSTRUCTIONS, AND APPLICATION SUBMISSION DEADLINE.

Zoning Board of Appeals Special Permit Application Process

Step 1: Application review: 

Building Division - Applications and supporting documentation must be submitted to the Building Commissioner 15 days before the application filing deadline. See submission deadline schedule here.

  • The Building Commissioner will review the application for completeness. The Building Commissioner will sign the application when a determination is made that it is complete and notify you that the application package is ready to be picked up from the Building Division. You can then proceed to Step 2 to prepare the application package for filing with the Town Clerk and submit it to the Planning Division Office.

Step 2: Prepare the following documentation:

  • 3 copies of the application and supporting documentation (1 original and 2 copies)
  • 3 11 x 17 reduced copies of architectural and site plans
  • 1 full size set of architectural and site plans
  • 1 copy of the Legal Ad Form
  • 1 copy of the Abutters List Request form
  • Application fee - checks should be made out to the Town of Concord
  • Electronic copy of application and all supporting documentation saved as separate pdf files. Files can be emailed to planningdivision@concordma.gov if attachments are less than 10MB in total, or you can submit a flash drive.

Step 3: Filing the Application: 

See submission deadline schedule here.

Assessor's Office - Email the abutters list request form to assessing@concordma.gov.

  • Assessing will send the abutters list directly to the Planning Division Office and notify the application of the fee. A separate check should be dropped off or mailed to the Assessor's Office at 24 Court Lane.

Town Clerk's Office - Bring 3 copies of the application and supporting documentation to the Town Clerk's Office at 22 Monument Square to be date stamped.

  • The Town Clerk will return the original and 1 copy and supporting documentation to you for submission at the Planning Division Office. The town Clerk will keep 1 copy of everything for their records.

Planning Division Office - Bring the following to be submitted in the Planning Division Office at 141 Keyes Road.

  • 2 copies of the application and supporting documentation (1 original and 1 copy)
  • 2 copies of 11 x 17 reduced architectural and site plans
  • 1 full size set of architectural and site plans
  • 1 copy of the Legal Ad Form
  • Application Fee - checks should be made out to the Town of Concord
  • Electronic copy of application and all supporting documentation if not already emailed to planningdivision@concordma.gov.

Planned Residential Development Moderate Income Eligibility Criteria


In Zoning Bylaw (ZBL) Section 10 Planned Residential Development (PRD), moderate income households are defined as households earning over 80% to 150% of the Area Median Income (AMI).  The Zoning Board of Appeals has adopted PRD Moderate Income Eligibility Criteria for moderate income units for Planned Residential Developments based on input from the Regional Housing Services Office, the Concord Housing Development Corporation, the Concord Housing Foundation, and the Planning Board. Adoption of these criteria provides prospective developers with information on the Town’s expectations for a PRD project.  It allows the developer to factor these guidelines into their project proposal from the beginning, thereby reducing the potential for issues during the public hearing process.