Town of Webster, MA
Worcester County
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Table of Contents
Table of Contents
[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Meeting 3-7-1967 ATM, Art. 32; renumbered and recaptioned 5-11-2009 ATM, Art. 21.[1] Subsequent amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Building construction and demolition — See Ch. 329.
Numbering of buildings — See Ch. 334.
Moorings, docks and floats — See Ch. 459.
Junked or abandoned vehicles — See Ch. 607.
Attachment 1 - Table of Use Regulations Attachment 2 - Table of Dimensional Regulations
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Editor's Note: Certain global changes were authorized to the Zoning Bylaw by 5-11-2009 ATM, Art. 22, as follows: The Town voted to adopt the following global changes to the Zoning Bylaws, all as set forth in the document on file in the office of the Town Clerk titled "Town of Webster Massachusetts Bylaws Draft" dated April 2009: 1. References to the Massachusetts General Laws are standardized to the following format: MGL c. ___, § ___. 2. The word "Town" is consistently capitalized when it refers to the Town of Webster. 3. Names of the zoning districts are standardized to the following so that the spelling, capitalization and citations are consistent: District 1, Single-Family Residential District or Residence 1 District; District 2, Agricultural Single-Family Residential District or Agricultural-Residence District or Residence 2 District; District 3, Multiple-Family Residential District or Residence 3 District; District 4, General Business (within sewer district) or General Business District 4; District 5, General Business (outside sewer district) or General Business District 5; District 5A, Gore Business District; District 6, Industrial District; District 7, Lake Residential District; District 8, Floodplain District; District 9, Conservation District; District 10, Lake Watershed Protection District; District 11, Redevelopment Overlay District 4. The terms "Annual Town Meeting" and "Special Town Meeting" are consistently capitalized. 5. References to "non-criminal" are amended to read "noncriminal." 6. References to "by-law," "By-Law," "By-law" and "Bylaw" and are amended to read "bylaw." 7. References to "this chapter" are clarified to read "this bylaw" or "this article" (of the bylaw) as appropriate. 8. Numbers in the text of the bylaws are cited in a consistent manner, so that: a) numerals one though nine are spelled out as words, and numerals 10 and higher are cited in number form only; and b) so that all monetary amounts, fractions, decimals and percentages are cited in numeric form only.
Article I General Provisions

§ 650-1 Purpose and interpretation.

§ 650-2 Enforcement.

§ 650-3 Violations and penalties.

§ 650-4 Amendments.

§ 650-5 Severability.

§ 650-6 When effective.

Article II Permits

§ 650-7 Expiration of permit.

§ 650-8 Trailers and temporary structures related to construction.

§ 650-9 Building permits now in force.

Article III Zoning Board of Appeals

§ 650-10 Establishment.

§ 650-11 Powers and duties.

Article IV District Regulations

§ 650-12 Establishment of districts.

§ 650-13 Zoning Map.

§ 650-14 District 1, Single-Family Residential.

§ 650-15 District 2, Agricultural Single-Family Residential.

§ 650-16 District 3, Multiple-Family Residential.

§ 650-17 District 4, Business Districts (within sewer).

§ 650-18 District 5, Business Districts (without sewer)

§ 650-19 District 5A, Gore Business District.

§ 650-20 District 6, Industrial.

§ 650-21 District 7, Lake Residential.

§ 650-22 District 8, Floodplain.

§ 650-23 District 9, Conservation.

§ 650-24 District 10, Lake Watershed Protection District.

§ 650-25 District 11, Redevelopment Overlay District.

Article V Supplementary Provisions

§ 650-26 Unregistered, unoperable vehicles.

§ 650-27 Existing lots.

§ 650-28 Existing buildings.

§ 650-29 Damaged buildings.

§ 650-30 Unsafe buildings.

§ 650-31 Reduction of area.

§ 650-32 Frontage.

§ 650-33 Height.

§ 650-34 Transition between districts.

§ 650-35 Location of automobile services.

§ 650-36 Offensive uses.

§ 650-37 Corner visibility.

§ 650-38 Signs and advertising devices.

§ 650-38.1 Definitions.

§ 650-38.2 General regulations.

§ 650-38.3 Sign permits.

§ 650-38.4 Signs prohibited in all districts.

§ 650-38.5 Signs which do not require a sign permit.

§ 650-38.6 Signs permitted in the Business and Industrial Districts.

§ 650-38.7 Electronic message sign or center.

§ 650-38.7.1 Electronic message center signs are allowed by Special Permit.

§ 650-38.7.2 Landscaping.

§ 650-38.7.3 Site Plan Approval.

§ 650-38.8 Signs permitted in the Residential Districts.

§ 650-38.9 Exceptions.

§ 650-38.10 Appeals.

§ 650-39 Motor vehicle parking and loading.

§ 650-40 Trailers and mobile homes.

§ 650-41 Swimming pools.

§ 650-42 Windmills and wind-powered generators.

§ 650-43 Common driveways.

Article VI Adult Uses

§ 650-44 Purpose and intent.

§ 650-45 Definitions.

§ 650-46 Special permit required.

§ 650-47 Information required.

§ 650-48 Criteria for evaluation.

§ 650-49 Mandatory conditions of approval.

§ 650-50 Existing adult uses.

§ 650-51 General provisions.

Article VII Site Plan Review

§ 650-52 Purposes.

§ 650-53 Applicability.

§ 650-54 Relationship to other permits and approvals.

§ 650-55 Submission requirements.

§ 650-56 Procedures.

§ 650-57 Decision criteria.

§ 650-58 Duration.

§ 650-59 As-built plan.

§ 650-60 Appeals.

Article VIII Wireless Communications Facilities

§ 650-61 Definitions.

§ 650-62 Purpose.

§ 650-63 WCF development requirements.

§ 650-64 Review standards.

§ 650-65 Conditions.

§ 650-66 Exceptions.

Article IX 55 and Over Communities

§ 650-67 Special permit required.

§ 650-68 Definitions.

§ 650-69 Purpose.

§ 650-70 Age restriction.

§ 650-71 Standards.

§ 650-72 Development considerations.

§ 650-73 Design guidelines.

§ 650-74 Buffer area requirements.

§ 650-75 Dimensional requirements for lots.

§ 650-76 Required amount of common land.

§ 650-77 Uses of common land.

§ 650-78 Ownership of common land.

§ 650-79 Water and sewer service.

§ 650-80 Roadways and interior streets.

§ 650-81 Designated parking.

§ 650-82 Street signs.

§ 650-83 Street names.

§ 650-84 Street numbers.

§ 650-85 Special permit submission requirements.

§ 650-86 Planning Board approval of special permit.

§ 650-87 Planning Board approval of definitive site plan.

§ 650-88 Revisions and amendments of plans.

§ 650-89 Planning Board changes.

Article X Medical Marijuana Facilities

§ 650-90 Special requirements for medical marijuana facilities.

Article XI Solar Use Facilities

§ 650-91 Purpose; definitions; requirements.