Zoning Board of Appeals

ZBA Applications can be found here 

Effective 6/1/23: Board of Health Stormwater Permit Threshold

Land Use Permitting Guidebook

1. Please make contact with the Building Commissioner for review of your zoning relief request, Section 6 Findings Worksheet to determine if any nonconformities exist and if any preexisting nonconformities are being extended, or new nonconformities are being created. 

2. Please contact the Director of Land Use and Planning for information on the meeting schedule and agenda availability

3. Please contact the Board of Health for stormwater review as early in the process as possible if your project meets the following criteria: 

The construction, extension, or alteration of any subdivision or of any structure or project requiring site plan approval, or a special permit in the Flood Plain, Watershed Protection, or Aquifer Protection Districts.

Getting a stormwater approval from the Board of Health before ZBA will reduce duplication of consultant review fees. 

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Archived Agendas and Minutes:

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ZBA Minutes

ZBA Decisions

ZBA Decisions

Regular Meetings

  • 7:00 p.m. on the second Wednesday of the month
  • Correspondence for Board members may be submitted to: ZBA@medfield.net  or Zoning Board of Appeals, 459 Main Street, Medfield, MA 02052
Members Position Term Expiration
John J. McNicholas Chair  2024
William McNiff Member  2023
Michael W. Whitcher Member  2025
Kristine Barton Associate Member  2023
Jared Spinelli Associate Member  2023
Jared Gustafson Associate Member  2023



The Board of Appeals for Zoning (ZBA), as defined by Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 40A, consists of three members and three associate members, who participate in hearings if regular members are absent. One member is appointed by the Selectmen annually for a three-year term.


The Board of Appeals reviews questions which concern the Zoning Bylaws. A property owner denied a permit or wishing to contest a decision of the Building Inspector may bring an appeal to the Board. A public hearing is held at which abutters and/or other interested parties may speak on the issue. Decisions of the ZBA are final unless the petitioner takes the matter to the Superior Court. The Building Inspector has authority to enforce decisions of the Board of Appeals.

Zoning Bylaw

The Zoning Bylaw of the Town, in many instances, states that a certain usage of land or a building is permitted within a given zoned area "with the approval of the Board of Appeals." Under certain conditions a resident may operate a business from home with the approval of the Board of Appeals.

Public Hearing Protocols

Information for applicants, abutters, and other interested parties. 

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Projects Under Review:

January 11, 2023

31 Quarry Road

Medfield Meadows Modification Request

February 8, 2023

91 Spring Street

March 8, 2023

11 Spruce Way

23 Planting Field Road

10 Trailside Road

March 15, 2023

4 Metacomet Street

April 12, 2023

Kingsbury Club Modification

411 Main Street

45 Pleasant Street (hold)

May 10, 2023

no hearings

June 14, 2023

8 Trailside Rd Appeal of 10 Trailside Rd

August 9th, 2023

227 North St

September 13th, 2023

6 Belknap Rd

October 11th, 2023

6 Belknap Rd (cont'd)

1 Hale Pl

November 8th, 2023

6 Belknap Rd (cont'd)

18 No Meadows (Mother Anna's)

December 6th, 2023

21 North St

18 No Meadows (Jing's Garden)