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.

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Ryan Bennett, Town Planner, is available for drop-in meetings with the public on Mondays, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM and Fridays, 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM. If you wish to meet directly at other times, we ask that you call or email and make an appointment. This applies to general public inquiries and does not apply to applicants with an application before the Planning Board or Zoning Board of Appeals.

Planning Board

Roberta  Barrett 2022
Ned  Chatelain 2023
Charlotte  Degen 2024
Madalyn  Hillis-Dineen 2021
Kari  Hoffmann 2020
Elizabeth  Taylor 2020
Paul  Wallace 2022

Zoning Board of Appeals

Patricia  Eggers 2021
Brian  Harrison 2020
William  Hoag 2020
Bruce  Macgregor 2021
Susan  McShane 2020
Arthur  Stewart 2022


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

Draft Accessory Dwelling Changes 7/19/18

2019 Planning Board Schedule

2020 Planning Board Schedule

Zoning Map (PDF)

Town GIS

Agendas & Minutes Applications, Forms, Regulations Studies & Reports Video (Channel 18)

Zoning Board of Appeals Documents

2019 ZBA Schedule

2020 ZBA Schedule

Zoning Map (PDF)

Agendas & Minutes Applications & Forms Studies & Reports Video (Channel 18)


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


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