Planning Department

The Brewster Planning Board is an elected, 7-member board responsible for local land use planning, including administering the local Zoning Bylaw (Chapter 179), the Subdivision Control Law, and preparation of zoning amendments for Town Meeting. The Board meets at 6:30pm on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month.

The Brewster Zoning Board of Appeals consists of nine (9) members appointed by the Selectmen, and include five (5) regular members, and four (4) alternates. The Board regularly reviews Special Permits, Comprehensive Permits, Variances, and Appeals, and meets the 2nd Tuesday of each month.

If you would like to make an appointment to meet with the Town Planner, please email

Planning Board

Elizabeth Taylor 5/30/2025
Charlotte Degen 5/21/2024
Amanda Bebrin 5/21/2023
Madalyn Hillis-Dineen 5/20/2026
Antone Freitas 5/25/2025
Robert Michaels 5/24/2027
Alexander Wentworth 5/25/2027

Zoning Board of Appeals

Bruce Macgregor 6/30/2024
Patricia Eggers 6/30/2021
Brian Harrison 6/30/2023
Jeff Carter 6/30/2024
Patricia Eggers 6/30/2024

Planning staff support the efforts of the respective Boards with their regulatory responsibilities and facilitates planning efforts, including comprehensive planning, water quality planning, zoning, and general bylaw amendments, staff review, and pre-development review, and public service.

Planning Board Documents

Recreational Marijuana Regulations

Brewster Hazard Mitigation Plan

Millstone Affordable Housing Development Application

Millstone Affordable Housing Development Plans

2023 Planning Board Schedule

Zoning Map (PDF)

Town GIS

Agendas & Minutes Applications, Forms, Regulations Planning Board Meeting Packets Video (Channel 18)

Zoning Board of Appeals Documents

2023 ZBA Schedule

Zoning Map (PDF)

Agendas & Minutes Applications & Forms ZBA Public Meeting Packets Video (Channel 18)

Jon Idman, Town Planner
Lynn St. Cyr, Senior Department Assistant
Ellen Murphy, Department Assistant

508-896-3701 x1133
Brewster Town Offices
2198 Main St
Brewster, MA 02631