Zoning Regulations

Title page
Table of Contents
Section 1
Title and Jurisdiction
101
1.1
Title
101
1.2
Jurisdiction
101
1.3
Penalties
101
1.4
Purpose
101
1.5
Temporary & Limited Moratorium
101
Section 2
Amendments and Validity
201
2.1
201
2.2
201
2.3
201
2.4
201
Section 3
Definitions
301
3.1
General
301
3.2
"A"
301
3.3
"B"
301
3.4
"C"
302
3.5
"D"
303
3.6
"E"
304
3.7
"F"
304
3.8
"G"
305
3.9
"H"
306
3.10
"I"
306
3.11
"J"
306
3.12
"K"
306
3.13
"L"
306
3.14
"M"
308
3.15
"N"
308
3.16
"O"
309
3.17
"P"
309
3.18
"Q"
310
3.19
"R"
310
3.20
"S"
311
3.21
"T"
312
3.22
"U"
313
3.23
"V"
313
3.24
"W"
313
3.25
"X"
313
3.26
"Y"
313
3.27
"Z"
313
Section 4
Application Requirements, Procedures and Decision Process
401
4.1
Purpose
401
4.2
Pre-Application Conference - Recommended for all Applications
401
4.3
Preliminary Review - Recommended for all Applications to the Commission
402
4.4
Materials Required for Formal Submission to the Commission or Board
402
4.5
Referral to the Design Review Board (DRB) Mandatory
402
4.6
Formal Submission of Applications to the Planning and Zoning Commission
405
4.7
Formal Submission of Applications to the Zoning Board of Appeals
406
4.8
Formal Submission of an Appeal of the Zoning Enforcement Officer’s Decision to the Zoning Board of Appeals
406
4.9
Formal Submission of Applications to the Zoning Enforcement Officer
406
4.10
Establishing a Date of Receipt
407
4.11
Site Inspection as a Part of Application Review
407
4.12
Applications Involving Parcels with Inland Wetlands or Watercourses
407
4.13
Referrals and Review by Others
408
4.14
Public Hearings
410
4.15
Planning and Zoning Commission or Zoning Board of Appeals Decisions
413
4.16
Post-Approval Procedures
414
4.17
Termination of Approval
415
4.18
Revisions
416
4.19
As-Built Plans
416
4.20
Information Required for a Complete Applications
417
4.21
Statement of Use
417
4.22
Site Plan Specifications
417
4.23
Artichectural Plans
420
4.24
Lighting Plan
421
4.25
Traffic Study
421
4.26
Landscaping Plan
421
4.27
Plot Plan
422
4.28
Fees
423
4.29
Soil, Erosion and Sediment Control Plan
423
4.30
Flood Hazard Areas
423
4.31
Coastal Site Plan Review
423
4.32
Design Site Review
423
4.33
Acuifer Protection Regulations
423
4.34
Digital Data
423
4.35
Additional Information for Special Exceptions
423
4.36
Additional Information for Petitions to Amend the Zoning Regulations or Map
423
4.37
Contents of a Sign Permit Application
424
4.38
Contents of a Temporary Sign Application
425
4.39
Contents of a Sign Design Plan
425
Section 5
Fees
501
5.1
501
Section 6
Bond Procedures and Bond Agreement
601
6.1
601
6.2
601
6.3
Bond Requirements
601
6.4
Term
602
6.5
Bond Reduction
602
Section 7
Zoning Permits
701
7.1
701
7.2
701
7.3
Application
701
7.4
Additional Requirements
701
7.5
701
7.6
Ammendments
702
7.7
Certificate of Zoning Compliance
702
7.8
Demolition
703
Section 8
Site Plans
801
8.1
General
801
8.2
Construction and Development Standards
801
8.3
Sanitation
802
8.4
Wetlands
803
8.5
Underground Utility Lines
803
8.6
Special Standards
804
Section 9
Special Exceptions
901
9.1
General
901
9.2
General Conditions
901
Section 10
Standards for Special Exceptions
10001
10.1
Standards
10001
10.2
Two-Family Dwelling
10002
10.3
Accessory Apartments in Residential Zones
10003
10.4
Accessory Apartments - Business and Village Zones
10008
10.5
Mini-Estate Subdivision
10011
10.6
Conservation Subdivisions
10013
10.7
Rear Lots
10022
10.8
Planned Residential Development (PRD)
10026
10.9
Housing Projects for the Elderly
10032
10.10
Hospitals, Clinics, Extended Care Facilities, Long-term Facilities, Nursing/Rest Homes, Sanatoriums, Intermediate Care Facilities, Homes for the Aged, Congregate Housing, Assisted Living Facilities and Boarding Homes for Sheltered Care
10038
10.11
Child Day Care Facilities
10040
10.12
Adult Day Care Facilities
10042
10.13
Bed and Breakfasts
10044
10.14
Motels
10046
10.15
Business and Professional Offices
10048
10.16
Financial Institutions
10049
10.17
Retail Establishments and Personal Service Facilities
10050
10.18
Drive-up Windows
10052
10.19
Shopping Centers
10054
10.20
Tattoo Parlors and Body Piercing Salons
10057
10.21
Adult Entertainment Businesses
10058
10.22
Restaurants and other Food Service Establishments
10061
10.23
Outdoor Seating for Restaurants and Other Food Service Establishments
10062
10.24
Take-out Restaurant
10063
10.25
Indoor Theaters and Assembly Halls over 15,000 sq. ft.
10064
10.26
Limited Recreational Facility
10065
10.27
Bowling Alleys and Billiard or Pool Halls
10068
10.28
Commercial Indoor and Outdoor Recreational Facilities
10069
10.29
Riding Academies and Boarding Stables
10071
10.30
Commercial Kennels
10073
10.31
Veterinary Hospitals
10074
10.32
Farmer’s Markets
10075
10.33
Farm Tourism Uses
10077
10.34
Philanthropic, Educational or Religious Uses
10085
10.35
Wireless Telecommunications Facilities
10087
10.36
Manufacturing, Processing or Assembling of Goods
10101
10.37
Warehousing and Wholesale Businesses
10103
10.38
Self-Storage Warehouses
10105
10.39
Marinas, Docks, Wharves, Slip Basins and Landings
10107
10.40
Sale of Pleasure Boats, Marine Equipment, Engines, Supplies and Provisions
10109
10.41
Manufacturing and Rebuilding of Boats
10110
10.42
Processing, Storage and Sale of Fish, Shellfish and Lobsters
10111
10.43
Marine Contractor’s Businesses, Associated Buildings and Storage Yards
10113
10.44
Contractor’s Businesses and Storage Yards
10115
10.45
Excavation, Grading and Deposit of Materials
10117
10.46
Funeral Homes
10121
10.47
Research Laboratories, Associated Offices and Buildings
10123
10.48
Self-Service Cleaning Establishments (Laundromats)
10125
10.49
Printing Establishments
10126
10.50
Storage of Hazardous Materials
10127
10.51
Commercial Oil, Propane or Gasoline Storage Tanks
10129
10.52
Gasoline Filling Stations
10131
10.53
Motor Vehicle and Limited Repairer Service
10133
10.54
Establishments for the Sale of New or Used Vehicles
10135
10.55
Motor Vehicle Detailing and Car Washing Facilities
10136
Section 11
Zoning Board of Appeals, Variances, Certificate of Location, Dealer's and Repairer's Licenses
1101
11.1
1101
11.2
Variance
1101
11.3
Limitations
1102
11.4
1102
11.5
Certificate of Approval of Location, Dealers' and Repairers' Licenses
1102
Section 12
Reserved for Future Use
1201
Section 13
Zoning Enforcement Officer
1301
13.1
Zoning Enforcement Officer
1301
13.2
Violations
1301
13.3
Lot Line Revisions
1302
Section 14
Design Advisory Board
1401
14.1
Statement of Purpose
1401
14.2
Scope
1401
14.3
Review
1401
Section 15
Village Zone (VZ)
1501
15.1
Statement of Purpose
1501
15.2
Permitted Uses
1501
15.3
Design Standards
1501
Section 16
Historic Districts
1601
16.1
Historic District
1601
16.2
Properties Abutting a Historic District
1601
Section 17
Flood Hazard Zone
1701
17.1
Statutory Authorization, Findings of Fact, Purpose and Objective
1701
17.2
Definitions
1702
17.3
General Provisions
1708
17.4
Administration
1710
17.5
Provision for Flood Hazard Reduction
1712
17.6
Specific Standards
1716
17.7
Manufactured Homes
1416
17.8
Coastal High Hazard Area
1717
17.9
Coastal AE Zone with Moderate Wave Action
1719
17.10
Floodways
1721
17.11
Variance Procedure - Zoning Board of Appeals
1721
17.12
Enforcement
1723
Section 18
Coast Area Management Zone, Coastal Site Plan Review
1801
18.1
Policy
1801
18.2
Coastal Site Plan Review
1801
18.3
Coastal Site Plan Review Exemptions
1801
18.4
Application
1802
18.5
Application Fee
1804
18.6
1804
18.7
Consideration of the Application
1804
18.8
1804
18.9
1804
18.10
1805
18.11
Violations
1805
Section 19
Reserved for Future Use
1901
Section 20
Reserved for Future Use
2001
Section 21
Reserved for Future Use
2101
Section 22
Reserved for Future Use
2201
Section 23
Districts
2301
23.1
Establishment of Districts
2301
23.2
Zoning Map
2301
23.3
Zoning Schedule
2302
23.4
Performance Standards
2302
23.5
Off-Street Parking and Loading
2303
23.6
Excavation and Grading
2303
23.7
Signs
2303
Section 24
Schedule of Uses by District
2401
Section 24.1
Residential
2401
Section 24.2
Non-Residential
2407
Section 25
Lot Requirements - Standards
2501
25.1
Setbacks
2501
25.2
Lot Areas, Shape, Access and Frontage Requirements
2501
25.3
Corner Lots
2503
25.4
Coverage and Bulk
2503
25.5
Minimum Floor Area for Dwelling
2503
25.6
Setbacks
2503
25.7
Special Buffer Requirements
2503
25.8
Reserved for Future Use
2506
25.9
Reserved for Future Use
2506
Section 25.10
Lot Requirement Standards by District - Residential
2507
Section 25.11
Lot Requirement Standards by District - Non-Residental
2509
Section 26
Accessory Uses, Home Occupations and Alternate Energy Systems
2601
26.1
Accessory Uses
2601
26.2
Home Occupations
2604
26.3
Alternate Energy Systems
2605
Section 27
Non-Conformities, Mobile Homes/Trailers
2701
27.1
Non-Conforming Uses
2701
27.2
Non-Conforming Buildings or Structures
2701
27.3
Non-Conforming Lot
2702
27.4
Subdivision
2702
27.5
Junk Yard
2702
27.6
Mobile Homes/Trailers
2703
Section 28
Signs
2801
28.1
Purpose
2801
28.2
2801
28.3
Definitions
2801
28.4
General Standards for Signs
2802
28.5
Specific Standards for Signs
2803
28.6
Special Use Categories
2806
28.7
As-of-Right Signs
2809
28.8
Temporary Signs
2810
28.9
Prohibited Signs
2812
28.10
2813
Section 29
Parking
2901
29.1
General
2901
29.2
Definitions
2901
29.3
Classification of Uses
2901
29.4
Parking in Excess of the Maximum
2901
29.5
Off-Site Parking Spaces
2902
29.6
Shared Parking
2902
29.7
Reduction in Parking Space Requirements for Shared Parking
2903
29.8
Excusals
2903
29.9
Parking Reduction Requests
2903
29.10
Design and Construction Standards
2904
29.11
Parking Space Standards
2908
Section 30
Soil Erosion and Sediment Control
3001
30.1
Statutory Authorization
3001
30.2
Exemptions
3001
30.3
Definitions
3001
30.4
Activities Requiring a Certified Soil Erosion and Sediment Control Plan
3002
30.5
Soil Erosion and Sediment Control Plan
3002
30.6
Minimum Acceptable Standards
3003
30.7
Issuance or Denial of Certification
3004
30.8
Conditions Relating to Soil Erosion and Sediment Control
3004
30.9
Inspections
3005
30.10
Amendments to Erosion Plan
3005
Section 31
Reserved for Future Use
3101
Appendix A
A-A1 - A-A6
Text Amendments
T-1 - T-28
Map Amendments
M-1 M-4
Zoning Map Effective 07-01-2013

Subdivision Regulations

Title Page
Table of Contents
Section 1
PURPOSE AND AUTHORITY
1
Declaration of Policy and Purpose
1-1
Authority
1-2
Section 2
DEFINITIONS
2
Section 3
APPLICATION PROCEDURES AND APPROVAL PROCESS
3
Informal Preliminary Consideration
3-1
Formal Submission of Applications
3-2
Establishing Date of Receipt
3-2
Site Inspection as a Part of Application Review
3-2
Waiver of Submission Requirements and Provisions
3-2
Subdivisions Involving Inland Wetlands
3-3
Referrals and Review by Others
3-3
Public Hearing
3-5
Planning Commission Action
3-6
Approval
3-8
Posting a Bond/Security
3-8
Endorsement and Delivery of Plan
3-10
Filing and Recording Plan
3-11
Authorizing Commencement of Construction
3-11
Inspection of Improvements
3-12
Changes During Construction
3-13
Completion of Work
3-13
Maintenance of Improvements
3-14
Certificate of Compliance/Release of Bonds
3-14
Acceptance by the Town
3-16
Revisions to Lot Configuration
3-16
Section 4
CONTENTS OF FORMAL APPLICATION SUBMISSION
4
Formal Application Requirements
4-1
Application Form
4-1
Application Fee
4-1
Professional Assistance
4-1
Maps
4-2
Reports
4-22
Legal Documents
4-27
Additional Information Requirements
4-28
List of Plans to be Submitted
4-28
Section 5
SUBDIVISION DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION STANDARDS
5
General Requirements
5-1
Character of Land
5-2
Lots
5-2
Flood Protection
5-5
Provision of Water Supply
5-7
Provision of Sanitary Sewage Disposal
5-8
Storm Water Management
5-9
Open Space
5-11
Roads
5-15
Driveways
5-24
Sidewalks and Bikeways
5-25
Final Grading and Landscaping
5-25
Fire Protection
5-26
Utilities
5-26
Energy Efficiency
5-27
Boundary Markers and Monuments
5-27
Required Easements
5-28
Section 6
ALTERNATIVE SUBDIVISION DESIGN
6
Rear Lots
6-1
Planned Residential Cluster Development
6-1
Non-Residential Subdivisions
6-1
Section 7
AMENDMENTS AND VALIDITY
7
Amendments
7-1
Validity
7-1
Effective Date
7-1
Section 8
FEES
8
TEXT AMENDMENTS
T-1