December 15, 2020

Due to the increasing number of positive cases on COVID-19 in the Commonwealth and in the Town of Canton, all municipal offices will be moving to a by-appointment only” service model beginning at 8:00 a.m. on December 21, 2020.

 This model will remain in effect until such time as the Covid-19 positivity rate reflects a sustained downward trend as it did during the months of June, July and August.  All offices shall be staffed as is currently being done.

 Prior to December 21, 2020 notices of the service model change and departmental phone numbers will be posted on each building entry door and a notice and phone list will be added to the Town’s web age.  Each department should add the notice to their own web page.   The Town will also use social media and local newspapers to publicize the service change.

 The appointment only service model is intended to limit contacts between visitors and employees; thereby promoting a safer work environment for visitors and employees

June 22, 2020

Town of Canton
Zoning Board of Appeals

The Town of Canton Zoning Board of Appeals will resume its hearing schedule on July 9, 2020.  At this time, public attendance for all hearings will be by video conferencing on the “ZOOM” platform.  Social Distancing rules and Public gatherings of 10 or more people are still prohibited. Meeting material for all hearings are available on the “Hearing” section of this website

Gregory L. Pando,


This section will contain a listing of all filed applications with the Address, Applicant Name, and Docket number.  Each link will contain multiple documents, including application, abutter’s list, and any submitted plans

April 22, 2021 Zoning Meeting Documents

The Zoning Board of Appeals deals with matters of:

  • Density
  • Height and locations of buildings and structures
  • Parking
  • Requirements for:
    • Buildable lots
    • Earth removal
    • Signs
  • Use as they pertain to zoning districts, and overlay districts
  • Use of buildings and structures

Zoning Board

The Zoning Board of Appeals is an appointed Board that consists of three members and two alternate members. Each member serves a three-year term.

Board Members

  • Gregory L. Pando, Chairman
  • Charles J. Armando
  • John R. McCourt

Alternate Members

  • Paul B. Carroll
  • Michael Khoury


The Board meets on the second and fourth Thursday of each month in the Salah Hearing Room, Second Floor, Memorial Hall at:
801 Washington Street
Canton, MA

Starting May 16, 2019, the meetings will start at 6 pm instead of the current 7 pm start time. Public Hearings are published in the Canton Citizen. Meeting agendas and times are available on this site, at Meeting Minutes/Agendas and Calendar. If you have questions, you can contact the Zoning Board assistant at 781-575-6589.

Applications for Zoning Board Hearings

Applications for Zoning Board hearings are available at the Zoning Office located within the Building Department, Lower Level, Memorial Hall. Hearing times and dates are scheduled when a completed application is submitted.