Zoning By-Laws

Article 1

Article One: Authority and Purpose
1.1 Title
1.2 Authority
1.3 Purpose
1.4 Validity

Article 2

Article Two: Administration
2.1 Enforcement
2.2 Board of Appeals
2.3 Powers of the Board of Appeals
2.4 Public Hearing

Article 3

Article Three: Establishment of Districts
3.1 Types of Districts
3.2 Zoning Map
3.3 The Flood Hazard Protective Overlay District

Article 4

Article Four: Permitted Uses
4.1 Permitted Uses: Residential Districts
4.1.1 Residential A District
4.1.2 Residential B District
4.1.3 Residential C District
4.1.4 Residential D District
4.2 Permitted Uses: Business District
4.3 Permitted Uses: Industrial District
4.4 Permitted Uses: Farm and Forest District
4.5 Permitted Uses: Farm and Forest District II
4.6 Wetland District
4.7 Flood Hazard Protective Overlay District
4.8 Reserved for Future Use
4.9 Reserved for Future Use
4.10 Designated Development District
4.11 Water Resource Protection Overlay District

Article 5

Article Five: Intensity of Use Regulation
5.1 Minimum Requirements
5.2 General Provisions
5.3 Farm and Forest District
5.4 Corner Lots
5.5 Uses in Residential C District (Special Provisions)
5.6 Screening
5.7 Uses In Residential D District

Article 6

Article Six: Regulations
6.1 General Regulations
6.1.2 Unregistered Vehicles
6.1.3 Temporary moratorium on the establishment and permitting of medical marijuana treatment centers and associated activities relating to Ballot Question 3.
6.2 Non-Conforming Uses and Structures
6.3 Accessory Uses
6.4 Home Occupations
6.5 Off-Street Parking and Loading
6.6 Signs
6.6.1 Purposes
6.6.2 Definitions
6.6.3 Administration
6.6.4 Permit and Fees
6.6.5 Penalties
6.6.6 Non-Accessory Signs
6.6.7 Design Requirements for All Signs
6.6.8 Signs Not Requiring Permits
6.6.9 Signs Requiring Permits
6.6.10 Non-conforming Signs
6.7 Site Plans
6.8 Apartments
6.8.1 General Provisions
6.8.2 Height and Bulk Regulations
6.8.3 Area and Width Regulations
6.8.4 Yard Regulations
6.8.5 Off-Street Parking Regulations
6.8.6 Site Plans
6.9 Designated Development District
6.9.1 General Provision
6.9.2 Minimum Setbacks of Buildings from Boundary Line of District
6.9.3 Buffer Strips
6.9.4 Height Limitations
6.9.5 Minimum Lot Requirements
6.9.6 Accessory Uses and Structures
6.9.7 Off-Street Parking Requirements in A Designated Development District
6.9.8 Signs
6.9.9 Site Plans
6.10 Height Limitations
6.11.0 Office Development District
6.11.01 General Description
6.11.02 Purposes
6.11.03 General Provision
6.11.04 Uses Permitted By Special Permit With Site Plan Approval
6.11.04.1 Uses permitted by Special Permit by the Planning Board shall be limited ......
6.11.05 Minimum Setbacks of Buildings From Boundary Line of District
6.11.05.1 Dimensional Regulations
6.11.05.2 Other Office Development Dimensional Regulations
6.11.06 Buffer Strip
6.11.07 Height Limitations
6.11.08 Accessory Uses Allowed
6.11.09 Off-Street Parking Requirements In An Office Development District
6.11.10 Loading Requirements
6.11.11 Signs
6.11.12 Design Standards
6.11.13 Apiary Activities
6.12.0 Estate Lots
6.12.1 Special Permit Required
6.12.2 Requirements
6.12.3 Application
6.13 Marijuana Not Medically Prescribed

Article 7

Article Seven: Uses By Special Permit
7.1 Special Permit Granting Authority
7.2 General Requirements for Special Permit
7.3 Public Hearing
7.4 Specific Uses Authorized by Special Permit

Article 8

Article Eight: Floor Hazard Protective Overlay District
8.1 Purpose
8.2 District Boundaries
8.3 Uses In the FHPO District
8.3.1 General Provisions
8.3.2 Permitted Uses
8.3.3 Uses By Special Permit
8.3.4 Prohibited Uses
8.3.5 Base Flood Elevation and Floodway Data
8.3.6 Notification of Watercourse Alteration
8.3.7 Other Use Regulations

Article 9

Article Nine: Wetlands District
9.1 Purpose
9.2 Permitted Uses
9.3 Prohibited Uses

Article 10

Article Ten: Definitions

Article 11

Article Eleven: Water Resource Protection Overlay District
11.1 Purpose
11.2 Definitions
11.3 Scope of Authority
11.4 Description of Zones
11.5 Regulated Activities
11.5.1 Prohibited Uses
11.5.2 Special Activities
11.5.3 Residential Activities
11.5.4 Community Activities
11.5.5 Agricultural Activities
11.5.6 Business Activities
11.5.7 Industrial Activities
11.6 Residential Lot Requirements Within A Zone II
11.7 Business and Industrial Lots
11.8 Roadways and Drainage
11.9 Administrative Authority
11.10 Appeal

Article 12

Article Twelve: Wireless Communications Services
12.1 Purpose
12.2 Existing Facilities
12.3 General Requirements
12.4 –
12.7 Submittal Requirements
12.8 – 
12. 18 Use Restrictions
12.19 Development Requirement
12.20 Conditions of Use and Non-Use
12.21 Performance Guarantee
12.22 Operation
12.23 Exemptions

Article 13

Article Thirteen: Site Plan Approval
13.1 Purpose
13.2 Projects Requiring Site Plan Approval
13.3 Procedure
13.4 Applications
13.5 Requirements
13.6 General Conditions of Approval
13.7 Authority
13.8 Approval
13.9 Administration
13.10 Maintenance
13.11 Modifications To Approved Site Plans
13.12 Appeals

Article 14

Article Fourteen: Open Space Preservation
14.1 Purpose
14.2 General Requirements
14.3 Intensity Requirements
14.4 Development Standards
14.5 Open Space Use and Design Standards
14.6 Site Improvements
14.7 Ownership and Management of Open Space
14.8 Application Process
14.9 Conditions of Approval

Article 15

Article Fifteen: Rate of Development 
15.1 Purpose
15.2 –
15.2.7 Applicability, Effect and Definitions
15.3 Procedures
15.4 –
15.4. Exemptions
15.5 Relation to Real Estate Assessment
15.6 Zoning Change Protection
15.7 Separability

Article 16

Article 16: Subdivision Phasing 
16.1 Purpose
16.2 Applicability
16.3 Phasing
16.4 Exceptions
16.5 Zoning Change Protection
16.6 Relation to Real Estate Assessment

Article 17

Article 17: Transfer of Development Rights
17.1 Purpose and Intent
17.2 Definitions
17.3 Determination of Development Rights
17.4 Permanent Development Restrictions
17.5 Receiving Area
17.6 Title Recordation, Tax Assessment, and Restriction of Development Rights
17.7 Severability

Article 18

Article 18: Adult Retirement Community
18.1: Purpose
18.2 General Requirements
18.3 Defintions
18.4 Intensity Requirements
18.5 Number of Dwelling Units
18.6 Streets and Utilities
18.7 Conditions
18.8 Common Land Requirements
18.9 Use of Common Land
18.10 Ownership of Common Land
18.11 Site Community Standards
18.12 Application Process
18.12.1 Pre-Submission Meeting
18.12.2 Application for Special Permit and Concept Plan/Preliminary Plan
18.13 Planning Board Approval
18.14 Special Permit Conditions
18.15 Change in Plans After Grant of Special Permit
18.16 Enforcement
18.17 Phasing

Article 19

Large-Scale Ground-Mounted Solar Photovoltaic Installations