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Meetings Schedule & Application Fees

For License Commission Fees, please visit the License Commission web page.

File Name File Size
Boards/Commissions Application Deadline & Meeting Schedule 48 kB
Fee List - HC, PB & ZBA 24 kB
Fee List - Conservation Commission 43 kB

Conservation Commission

Digital Submission Notice! Please be advised that starting in October 2016, a Digital Copy of all applications, plans and materials must be submitted as a PDF file to planning@worcesterma.gov prior to or at the time of application submittal to the office. Please see applicable application's checklist for more details.

Please view the Conservation Commission's Wetlands Protection Ordinance & Regulations (229KB)

File Name File Size
Guidance - Abutter Notification Requirements 169 kB
Checklist - Submission Requirements for NOI, RDA, COC and Others 238 kB
Application - Abbreviated Notice of Intent 210 kB
Application - Abbreviated Notice of Resource Area Delineation 98 kB
ANRAD Wetland Fee Transmittal Form 38 kB
Application - Extension Permit for Orders of Conditions 36 kB
Application - Notice of Intent - Wetlands Protection Act & Ordinance 236 kB
NOI Wetland Fee Transmittal Form - Wetlands Protection Act 57 kB
NOI Wetland Fee Transmittal Form - Wetlands Protection Ordinance 13 kB
Application - Notice of Intent - Wetlands Protection Ordinance Only 144 kB
Application - Request for Determination of Applicability 84 kB
Application - Request for Certificate of Compliance 35 kB
Map - Commercial Area Revitalization District, Combined Sewer System Area & Flood Zones 4 MB
Map - City of Worcester Flood Zones 14 MB
Map - Wetlands Protection Ordinance - Combined Sewer System Area and CARD District 14 MB
Crow Hill North and EcoTarium West - Plan of Land 164 kB
Crow Hill North - Baseline and Land Management Plan 12 MB
Crow Hill North - LAND Grant Project Agreement Between EOEEA/DCS and the City 827 kB
Crow Hill North - Deed to the Land 131 kB
Crow Hill North - Map 4 MB
Crow Hill North - Conservation Restriction 4 MB
EcoTarium West - Conservation Restriction 2 MB
Donker Farm - LAND Grant Project Agreement Between EOEEA/DCS and the City 418 kB
Donker Farm - Map 2 MB
Donker Farm - Conservation Restriction 2 MB
Donker Farm - Baseline Documentation Report and Land Management Plan 5 MB
Donker Farm North - Conservation Restriction 862 kB
Four Town Greenway Map - Donker Farm North Highlighted 3 MB
Compensatory Flood Storage Policy 40 kB
Brochure - Wetlands Protection Act & Ordinance - What Property Owners Need to Know 1 MB

License Commission

The State of Massachusetts is requiring all liquor applications go through the State's system. Please visit the State of Massachusetts ABCC Website for fillable applications and information. Please contact the License Commission Oiffice at (508) 799-1400 ext 260 to obtain additional forms/instructions to file.

THE MASSACHUSETTS ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES CONTROL COMMISSION (ABCC) REQUIRES THAT ALL INFORMATION ON LIQUOR LICENSE APPLICATIONS MUST BE TYPED OR IT WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.

File Name File Size
ABCC - Advisory - Special One Day Permits (May 19, 2011) 188 kB
ABCC - Memo - 2010 Federal Census Figures & Liquor License Quota 22 kB
Application - Liquor - Liquor License Special One-Day 75 kB
Application - Liquor - Liquor License Wine Tasting 60 kB
Application - Non-Liquor - Automatic Amusement 35 kB
Application - Non-Liquor - Change of Manager - Lodging House 73 kB
Application - Non-Liquor - Common Victualer Food 158 kB
Application - Non-Liquor - Entertainment License 65 kB
Application - Non-Liquor - Lodging House (New or Renewal) 219 kB
Application - Non-Liquor - Newsrack 41 kB
Application - Non-Liquor - Pool Table & Bowling Alley License 35 kB
Form - Complaint 14 kB
Form - Complaint Against Taxicab or Livery Service 41 kB
Form - Request for Copy of Records 13 kB
Form - Request for Inspection of Records 13 kB
Form - Special Work Order for Liveries at Union Station or the Airport 29 kB
Rules & Regulations - Entertainment License 9 kB
Rules & Regulations - Lodging House 17 kB
Rules & Regulations - Off-Premises Alcohol 16 kB
Rules & Regulations - On-Premises Alcohol 22 kB
Rules & Regulations - Taxicabs and Liveries 134 kB
Rules & Regulations Amendment Proposal - Entertainment License 88 kB
Special Information - How Can I Make My Restaurant Disability Friendly? 506 B

Planning Board

Digital Submission Notice! Please be advised that starting in December 2015, a Digital Copy of all applications, plans and materials must be submitted as a PDF file to planning@worcesterma.gov prior to or at the time of application submittal to the office. Please see applicable application's checklist for more details.

Please view the Planning Board's Rules & Regulations (773KB) and the Zoning Ordinance and Zoning Map.

File Name File Size
81-G Street Opening 147 kB
ANR (Approval Under Subdivision Not Required) 132 kB
Definitive Site Plan - Amendment 116 kB
Definitive Site Plan - Checklist, Requirements & Application 351 kB
Definitive Site Plan - Extension of Time 21 kB
Parking Plan - Amendment 190 kB
Parking Plan - Checklist, Requirements & Application 153 kB
Special Permit - Adaptive Reuse of Non-Profit School 247 kB
Special Permit - Adaptive Reuse Overlay District 165 kB
Special Permit - Amendment 20 kB
Special Permit - Cluster Zoning 198 kB
Special Permit - Commercial Corridor Overlay District (CCOD) 260 kB
Special Permit - Common Driveway 207 kB
Special Permit - Comprehensive Sign Plan Approval 229 kB
Special Permit - Continuing Care - Retirement Community 165 kB
Special Permit - Density Bonus 194 kB
Special Permit - Extension of Time 151 kB
Special Permit - Water Resources Protection Overlay District 178 kB
Special Permit - Wind Energy Conversion Facility 1 MB
Subdivisions - Definitive Amendment 185 kB
Subdivisions - Definitive Checklist, Requirements & Application 159 kB
Subdivisions - Definitive Frontage 121 kB
Subdivisions - Definitive Plan - More Than One Building on a Lot 163 kB
Subdivisions - Preliminary Checklist, Requirements & Application 141 kB
Subdivisions - Preliminary Plan - More Than One Building on a Lot 141 kB

Zoning Board of Appeals

Digital Submission Notice! Please be advised that starting in December 2015, a Digital Copy of all applications, plans and materials must be submitted as a PDF file to planning@worcesterma.gov prior to or at the time of application submittal to the office. Please see applicable application's checklist for more details.

Please view the ZBA's Rules & Regulations (599KB) and the Zoning Ordinance and Zoning Map.

File Name File Size
Administrative Appeals 124 kB
Combined Special Permit & Variance - Amendment 220 kB
Combined Special Permit & Variance - Application 166 kB
Combined Special Permit & Variance - Extension of Time 82 kB
Sign Ordinance - Special Permit and/or Variance Application 209 kB
Special Permit - Amendment 195 kB
Special Permit - Application 188 kB
Special Permit - Extension of Time 99 kB
Special Permit - Personal Wireless Service Facility 193 kB
Variance - Amendment 164 kB
Variance - Application 174 kB
Variance - Extension of Time 101 kB
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