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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 101 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 238 kB
Checklist - Submission Requirements for NOI, RDA, COC and Others 123 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 183 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 64 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 Office at (508) 799-1400 ext 31440 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 100 kB
Application - Liquor - Liquor License Wine Tasting 80 kB
Application - Non-Liquor - Automatic Amusement 54 kB
Application - Non-Liquor - Change of Manager - Lodging House 79 kB
Application - Non-Liquor - Common Victualer Food 430 kB
Application - Non-Liquor - Entertainment License 79 kB
Application - Non-Liquor - Lodging House (New or Renewal) 177 kB
Application - Non-Liquor - Newsrack 59 kB
Application - Non-Liquor - Pool Table & Bowling Alley License 54 kB
Form - Complaint 14 kB
Form - Complaint Against Taxicab or Livery Service 64 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
Proposed Amendment to License Commission Rules & Regulations - November 2017 38 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
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 160 kB
ANR (Approval Under Subdivision Not Required) 181 kB
Definitive Site Plan - Amendment 113 kB
Definitive Site Plan - Checklist, Requirements & Application 355 kB
Definitive Site Plan - Extension of Time 47 kB
Parking Plan - Amendment 126 kB
Parking Plan - Checklist, Requirements & Application 161 kB
Special Permit - Adaptive Reuse of Non-Profit School 262 kB
Special Permit - Adaptive Reuse Overlay District 179 kB
Special Permit - Amendment 46 kB
Special Permit - Cluster Zoning 228 kB
Special Permit - Commercial Corridor Overlay District (CCOD) 307 kB
Special Permit - Common Driveway 234 kB
Special Permit - Comprehensive Sign Plan Approval 389 kB
Special Permit - Continuing Care - Retirement Community 168 kB
Special Permit - Density Bonus 204 kB
Special Permit - Extension of Time 163 kB
Special Permit - Water Resources Protection Overlay District 187 kB
Special Permit - Wind Energy Conversion Facility 1 MB
Subdivisions - Definitive Amendment 223 kB
Subdivisions - Definitive Checklist, Requirements & Application 181 kB
Subdivisions - Definitive Frontage 132 kB
Subdivisions - Definitive Plan - More Than One Building on a Lot 187 kB
Subdivisions - Preliminary Checklist, Requirements & Application 157 kB
Subdivisions - Preliminary Plan - More Than One Building on a Lot 156 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 146 kB
Combined Special Permit & Variance - Amendment 239 kB
Combined Special Permit & Variance - Application 185 kB
Combined Special Permit & Variance - Extension of Time 109 kB
Sign Ordinance - Special Permit and/or Variance Application 224 kB
Special Permit - Amendment 215 kB
Special Permit - Application 198 kB
Special Permit - Extension of Time 122 kB
Special Permit - Personal Wireless Service Facility 203 kB
Variance - Amendment 186 kB
Variance - Application 183 kB
Variance - Extension of Time 127 kB
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