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Brewster Cumulative Cases: 129 (97 in long-term care facilities)
Please note - # of cases may differ from state or county totals based on data collection methods. Long term care facility data reported to the state database includes all residents and staff tested at the facility. Brewster totals only include residents and staff that reside in Brewster.

Planning Department

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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 brewplan@brewster-ma.gov.

Planning Board

Kari Hoffmann 5/20/2025
Elizabeth Taylor 5/30/2025
Roberta Barrett 5/20/2022
Paul Wallace 5/22/2022
Madalyn Hillis-Dineen 5/17/2021
Charlotte Degen 5/21/2024
Amanda Bebrin 5/18/2021

Zoning Board of Appeals

Bruce Macgregor 6/30/2021
Patricia Eggers 6/30/2021
Arthur Stewart 6/30/2022
Jean Kampas 6/30/2022
Jeff Carter 6/30/2021
Brian Harrison 6/30/2023
Susan McShane 6/30/2021


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

2020 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

2020 ZBA Schedule

Zoning Map (PDF)

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


Ryan Bennett, Town Planner
Lynn St. Cyr, Senior Department Assistant


508-896-3701 x1133
Brewster Town Offices
2198 Main St
Brewster, MA 02631
Email: brewplan@brewster-ma.gov