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General Laws of Massachusetts – Chapter 40A Zoning

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  • Massachusetts General Laws – Title of chapter – Chapter 40A, Section 1
    This chapter shall be known and may by cited as The Zoning Act .
  • Massachusetts General Laws – Definitions – Chapter 40A, Section 1A
    As used in this chapter the following words shall have the following meanings: Permit granting authority , the board of appeals or zoning administrator. Solar access .
  • Massachusetts General Laws – Repealed, 1987, 685, Sec. 2 – Chapter 40A, Section 2
    Repealed, 1987, 685, Sec.
  • Massachusetts General Laws – Subjects which zoning may not regulate; exemptions; public hearings; temporary manufactured home residences – Chapter 40A, Section 3
    No zoning ordinance or by-law shall regulate or restrict the use of materials, or methods of construction of structures regulated by the state building code.
  • Massachusetts General Laws – Uniform districts – Chapter 40A, Section 4
    Any zoning ordinance or by-law which divides cities and towns into districts shall be uniform within the district for each class or kind of structures.
  • Massachusetts General Laws – Adoption or change of zoning ordinances or by-laws; procedure – Chapter 40A, Section 5
    Zoning ordinances or by-laws may be adopted and from time to time changed by amendment, addition or repeal, but only in the manner hereinafter provided.
  • Massachusetts General Laws – Existing structures, uses, or permits; certain subdivision plans; application of chapter – Chapter 40A, Section 6
    Except as hereinafter provided, a zoning ordinance or by-law shall not apply to structures or uses lawfully in existence or lawfully begun, or to a.
  • Massachusetts General Laws – Enforcement of zoning regulations; violations; penalties; jurisdiction of superior court – Chapter 40A, Section 7
    The inspector of buildings, building commissioner or local inspector, or if there are none, in a town, the board of selectmen, or person or board.
  • Massachusetts General Laws – Appeals to permit granting authority – Chapter 40A, Section 8
    An appeal to the permit granting authority as the zoning ordinance or by-law may provide, may be taken by any person aggrieved by reason of.
  • Massachusetts General Laws – Special permits – Chapter 40A, Section 9
    Zoning ordinances or by-laws shall provide for specific types of uses which shall only be permitted in specified districts upon the issuance of a special.
  • Massachusetts General Laws – Special permits for adult bookstores, adult motion pictures theaters, adult paraphernalia stores, adult video stores or establishments which display live nudity – Chapter 40A, Section 9A
    Zoning ordinances or by-laws may provide for special permits authorizing the establishment of adult bookstores, adult motion picture theaters, adult paraphernalia stores, adult video stores.
  • Massachusetts General Laws – Solar access – Chapter 40A, Section 9B
    Zoning ordinances or by-laws adopted or amended pursuant to section five of this chapter may encourage the use of solar energy systems and protect solar.
  • Massachusetts General Laws – Child care facilities; allowable floor area; charges of owner; family incomes – Chapter 40A, Section 9C
    As used in this section, the term child care facility shall mean a child care center or a school-aged child care program, as defined in.
  • Massachusetts General Laws – Variances – Chapter 40A, Section 10
    The permit granting authority shall have the power after public hearing for which notice has been given by publication and posting as provided in section.
  • Massachusetts General Laws – Notice requirements for public hearings; parties in interest defined; review of special permit petitions; recording copies of special permit and variance decisions – Chapter 40A, Section 11
    In all cases where notice of a public hearing is required notice shall be given by publication in a newspaper of general circulation in the.
  • Massachusetts General Laws – Boards of appeal; membership; rules – Chapter 40A, Section 12
    Zoning ordinances or by-laws shall provide for a zoning board of appeals, according to the provisions of this section, unless otherwise provided by charter. The.
  • Massachusetts General Laws – Zoning administrators; appointment; powers and duties – Chapter 40A, Section 13
    A zoning ordinance or by-law may authorize the appointment of a zoning administrator, who, unless otherwise provided by charter, shall be appointed by the board.
  • Massachusetts General Laws – Boards of appeal; powers – Chapter 40A, Section 14
    A board of appeals shall have the following powers: (1) To hear and decide appeals in accordance with section eight. (2) To hear and decide.
  • Massachusetts General Laws – Appeals to permit granting authority; notice; time; boards of appeal hearings; procedure – Chapter 40A, Section 15
    Any appeal under section eight to a permit granting authority shall be taken within thirty days from the date of the order or decision which.
  • Massachusetts General Laws – Final unfavorable decisions by permit granting authorities; reconsideration; withdrawal of petitions for variance or applications for special permit – Chapter 40A, Section 16
    No appeal, application or petition which has been unfavorably and finally acted upon by the special permit granting or permit granting authority shall be acted.
  • Massachusetts General Laws – Judicial review – Chapter 40A, Section 17
    Any person aggrieved by a decision of the board of appeals or any special permit granting authority or by the failure of the board of.

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