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Town of Marion, MA
Plymouth County
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A. 
Principal uses and districts in which they are permitted are identified in the Table of Use Regulations below. Uses which are necessarily and customarily incidental to principal uses, including accessory signs and off-street parking, are also permitted in compliance with the provision of this bylaw.
B. 
Except as may be provided otherwise in this bylaw, no building or structure shall be constructed, and no building, structure or land or part thereof, shall be used for any purpose or manner other than for one or more of the uses hereinafter set forth as permitted in the district in which such building, structure or land is located or set forth as permissible by special permit in said district as so authorized.
Symbols Used
R
Residential District (includes Residence A, B, C, D)
RE
Multifamily Residence District
GB
General Business District
LB
Limited Business District
MB
Marine Business District
LI
Limited Industrial District
Y
Permitted Use
N
Not a Permitted Use
BA
Special Permit Required from Zoning Board of Appeals
PB
Special Permit Required from Planning Board
MSOD
Municipal Solar Overlay District
Table of Principal Use Regulations
[Amended 12-11-1984 STM by Art. 6; 11-19-1985 STM by Arts. 8, 9, 10; 12-15-1987 STM by Art. 15; 4-4-1989 STM by Art. 6; 6-18-1990 STM by Arts. 1, 4, 9, 11, 16; 3-10-1997 STM by Art. S11; 4-28-1997 ATM by Art. 32; 11-13-2000 STM by Art. S2; 4-22-2002 ATM by Art. 21; 11-3-2003 STM by Art. S19; 5-13-2013 ATM by Art. 31; 5-12-2014 ATM by Arts. 36, 37; 5-8-2017 ATM by Art. 35; 10-22-2018 STM by Art. S8; 10-22-2018 STM by Art. S11; 10-21-2019 STM by Art. 14]
Districts
Principal Uses
R
RE
GB
LB
MB
LI
MSOD
A. Residential Uses
Dwelling, single-family
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
BA
N
Conversion to 2 dwelling units
BA
BA
BA
BA
BA
BA
N
Dwelling in same building as principal nonresidential use
N
N
Y
Y
N
N
N
B and B
PB
PB
PB
PB
N
N
N
Association piers
PB
N
N
N
Y
N
N
Piers, accessory
PB
N
N
N
PB
N
N
Conservation subdivision
PB
N
N
N
N
N
N
Multifamily residence (see § 230-5.3)
N
PB
N
N
N
N
N
B. Institutional or Exempt Uses
Use of land or structure for religious purposes
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
N
Use of land or structure for educational purposes on land owned or leased by the commonwealth or any of its agencies, subdivisions or bodies politic or by a religious sect or denomination, or by a nonprofit educational corporation as allowed by MGL
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
N
Child-care facility in existing building
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
N
Child-care facility in new building
PB
PB
PB
PB
PB
PB
N
Use of land for the primary purpose of agriculture, aquaculture, silviculture, horticulture, floriculture, or viticulture that complies with the acreage identified in MGL c. 40A, § 3
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
N
Facilities for the sale of produce, wine and dairy products meeting the criteria specified in MGL c. 40A, § 3
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
N
Hospital
PB
PB
PB
PB
N
PB
N
Municipal facilities
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
PB
Y
Essential services
PB
PB
PB
PB
PB
PB
N
C. Service Uses
General service establishment
N
N
Y
N
N
PB
N
Personal service establishment
N
N
Y
PB
Y
PB
N
D. Recreational Uses
Camp, nonprofit
PB
PB
PB
N
N
PB
N
Club, nonprofit
PB
PB
PB
N
N
PB
N
Club, for-profit
N
N
PB
N
N
PB
N
Commercial recreation, indoor
N
N
PB
N
N
PB
N
Commercial recreation, outdoor
N
N
PB
N
N
PB
N
E. Office Uses
Bank or financial services office
N
N
Y
PB
Y
PB
N
Business or personal office
N
N
Y
Y
PB
Y
N
Medical office or clinic
PB
N
Y
PB
PB
PB
N
F. Restaurant Uses
Restaurant
N
N
Y
PB
Y
PB
N
Restaurant, outdoor
N
N
PB
PB
N
PB
N
Restaurant, fast-food
N
N
PB
N
N
N
N
Restaurant, drive-in
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
G. Retail Uses (under 5,000 square feet)
General retail establishment
N
N
PB
PB
PB
N
N
Storage and sale of building materials
N
N
N
N
N
Y
N
Storage and sale of fuel oil
N
N
N
N
N
Y
N
Nonexempt roadside farm stand
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
PB
N
Nursery
PB
PB
Y
Y
Y
PB
N
Commercial greenhouse
PB
PB
Y
Y
Y
PB
N
H. Major Commercial Uses (any use allowed in the Table of Principal Uses under Subsection G, Retail Uses, with a gross floor area of more than 5,000 square feet)
N
N
PB
PB
PB
PB
N
I. Motor Vehicle Related Uses
Motor vehicle service station
N
N
Y
Y
Y
PB
N
Motor vehicle general repair
N
N
Y
N
N
PB
N
Motor vehicle body repair
N
N
Y
N
N
PB
N
Motor vehicle sales or rental
N
N
PB
N
N
PB
N
Motor vehicle junkyard or graveyard
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
J. Marine-Related Uses
Vessel or boat storage or sales
N
N
Y
PB
Y
PB
N
Marina
N
N
N
N
Y
N
N
Commercial pier
N
N
N
N
Y
N
N
K. Miscellaneous Commercial Uses
Adult use
N
N
PB
N
N
N
N
Body art parlor or studio
N
N
PB
N
N
N
N
Art gallery
PB
PB
Y
Y
N
PB
N
Bed-and-breakfast
BA
N
BA
BA
N
N
N
Nonexempt educational use
PB
PB
Y
Y
N
PB
N
Nursing or convalescent home
PB
PB
PB
PB
PB
PB
N
Adult day-care facility
PB
PB
PB
PB
PB
PB
N
Contractor's yard
N
N
Y
N
N
PB
N
Landscaper's yard
N
N
Y
N
N
PB
N
Truck garden
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
PB
N
Kennel, commercial
BA (3)
N
BA
BA
N
BA
N
L. Industrial Uses
Light manufacturing
N
N
PB
N
N
Y
N
Research laboratory
N
N
N
N
N
Y
N
Warehouse
N
N
N
N
N
PB
N
Assembly
N
N
N
N
N
Y
N
Manufacture of electronic components
N
N
N
N
N
Y
N
Fabrication
N
N
N
N
N
Y
N
M. Accessory Uses
Home occupation
Y
PB
Y
PB
Y
PB
N
Accessory scientific use
PB
PB
PB
PB
PB
PB
N
Family day care, small
PB
PB
PB
PB
N
PB
N
Family day care, large
PB
PB
PB
PB
N
PB
N
Aboveground fuel storage accessory to nonresidential principal use
N
N
PB
PB
PB
Y
N
Underground fuel storage accessory to nonresidential principal use
N
N
PB
N
N
Y
N
Outside storage of more than 2 unregistered motor vehicles
BA
N
BA
BA
BA
BA
N
Kennel, hobby
BA
N
BA
BA
N
BA
N
N. Other Uses
Drive-in or drive-through window, excluding restaurant
N
N
PB
N
PB
PB
N
Wind turbine greater than 60 KW
Y
N
Y
Y
Y
Y
N
Medical marijuana dispensary, treatment centers
N
N
N
N
N
PB
N
Solar systems (1)
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Solar farms (2)
PB
PB
PB
PB
PB
PB
Y
Adult use marijuana establishments
N
N
N
N
N
PB
N
NOTES:
(1)
In certain circumstances, solar systems require a special permit form the Planning Board. See Article XVI of the Zoning Bylaw.
(2)
Solar farms include ground-mounted solar PV systems as defined in § 230-8.13B and § 230-16.2 of the Zoning Bylaw.
(3)
A minimum lot size of four acres is required.