Town of Falmouth, MA
Barnstable County
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Table of Contents
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town of Falmouth Annual Town Meeting 4-2-1979, Art. 101. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Building construction — See Ch. 95.
Wetlands protection — See Ch. 235.
Planning Board regulations — See Division 3.
Health regulations — See Division 4.
Wetlands regulations — See Division 4.
Attachment 1 - Table of Zoning Map Amendments
Article I General Provisions

§ 240-1 Purpose.

§ 240-2 Applicability of other laws.

§ 240-2.1 Exempt uses.

§ 240-3 Preexisting structures and uses.

§ 240-4 Previously issued permits.

§ 240-5 Existing structures.

Article II Building Permit Moratoria

§ 240-6 through § 240-9. (Reserved)

§ 240-10 Moratorium on permits for windmills.

§ 240-11 Medical marijuana treatment centers.

§ 240-12 (Reserved)

Article III Definitions

§ 240-13 Terms defined.

Article IV General District Use Regulations

§ 240-14 Types of districts.

§ 240-15 Zoning Map.

§ 240-16 District boundaries.

§ 240-17 Compliance required.

§ 240-18 Classification of uses.

§ 240-18.1 Multiple uses.

Article V Single Residence Districts

§ 240-19 Permitted residential uses.

§ 240-20 Permitted community service uses.

§ 240-21 Other permitted principal uses.

§ 240-22 Permitted accessory uses.

§ 240-23 Special permit uses.

Article VI General Residence Districts

§ 240-24 Permitted residential uses.

§ 240-25 Permitted community service uses.

§ 240-26 Other permitted principal uses.

§ 240-27 Permitted accessory uses.

§ 240-28 Special permit uses.

Article VII Public Use Districts

§ 240-29 Permitted residential uses.

§ 240-30 Permitted community service uses.

§ 240-31 Other permitted principal uses.

§ 240-32 Permitted accessory uses.

§ 240-33 Special permit uses.

Article VIII Agricultural Districts

§ 240-34 Permitted residential uses.

§ 240-35 Permitted community service uses.

§ 240-36 Other permitted principal uses.

§ 240-37 Permitted accessory uses.

§ 240-38 Special permit uses.

Article IX Marine Districts

§ 240-39 Purpose.

§ 240-40 Permitted residential uses.

§ 240-41 Permitted community service uses.

§ 240-42 Permitted business, commercial and industrial uses:

§ 240-43 Permitted accessory uses.

§ 240-44 Special permit uses.

§ 240-45 Additional standards for uses allowed by special permit.

Article X Business Districts

§ 240-46 Permitted residential uses.

§ 240-47 Permitted community service uses.

§ 240-48 Permitted business and commercial uses.

§ 240-49 Other permitted principal uses.

§ 240-50 Permitted accessory uses.

§ 240-51 Special permit uses.

Article XI Light Industrial A Districts

§ 240-52 Permitted residential uses.

§ 240-53 Permitted community service uses.

§ 240-54 Permitted business, commercial and industrial uses.

§ 240-55 Other permitted principal uses.

§ 240-56 Permitted accessory uses.

§ 240-57 Special permit uses.

Article XII Light Industrial B Districts

§ 240-58 Permitted residential uses.

§ 240-59 Permitted community service uses.

§ 240-60 Permitted business, commercial and industrial uses.

§ 240-61 Other permitted principal uses.

§ 240-62 Permitted accessory uses.

§ 240-63 Special permit uses.

Article XIII Light Industrial C Districts

§ 240-64 (Reserved)

§ 240-64.1 Permitted residential uses.

§ 240-64.2 Permitted community service uses.

§ 240-64.3 Permitted business, commercial and industrial uses.

§ 240-64.4 Permitted accessory uses.

§ 240-64.5 Special permit uses.

§ 240-65 (Reserved)

Article XIIIA Senior Care Retirement District

§ 240-65.1 Purpose.

§ 240-65.2 Permitted residential uses.

§ 240-65.3 Permitted business uses.

§ 240-65.4 Uses allowed by special permit from the Planning Board.

§ 240-65.5 Minimum lot dimensions for uses allowed under §§ 240-65.2 and 240-65.3.

Article XIV Dimensional Regulations

§ 240-66 General regulations.

§ 240-67 Minimum lot dimensions.

§ 240-68 Setbacks.

§ 240-69 Maximum lot coverage.

§ 240-70 Maximum building height.

Article XV Water Resource Protection Districts

§ 240-71 Purpose.

§ 240-72 Definitions.

§ 240-72.1 Establishment and delineation of Water Resource Protection District.

§ 240-72.2 Boundary disputes.

§ 240-72.3 Use regulation.

§ 240-72.4 Procedures for issuance of special permit.

§ 240-72.5 Density limitations.

§ 240-72.6 Severability.

Article XVI Accident Prevention Zones

§ 240-73 Establishment of zones.

§ 240-74 Uses prohibited.

§ 240-75 Conversion of existing structures.

§ 240-76 Height limitation.

Article XVII Wetlands Regulations

§ 240-77 Purpose.

§ 240-78 Applicability.

§ 240-79 Decision.

Article XVIII Floodplain Zone

§ 240-80 Establishment; map.

§ 240-81 Base flood elevation levels.

§ 240-82 Applicability.

§ 240-83 Requirements.

§ 240-84 Additional requirements in V Velocity Zone.

§ 240-85 Special permits.

§ 240-86 Administration.

Article XIX Areas of Critical Environmental Concern (ACEC)

§ 240-87 Purpose.

§ 240-88 Geographical applicability.

§ 240-89 Regulation of construction.

§ 240-90 Alteration of vegetation and wildlife habitats.

Article XX Wildlife Corridor

§ 240-91 Purpose.

§ 240-92 Applicability.

§ 240-93 Procedure.

§ 240-94 Standards.

§ 240-95 Annual review.

§ 240-96 Reduction in lot size.

Article XXI Coastal Pond Overlay District

§ 240-97 Purpose.

§ 240-98 Establishment and delineation of Coastal Pond Overlay District.

§ 240-99 Procedures.

§ 240-100 Restrictions.

§ 240-101 Exemptions.

§ 240-102 Supersession of other provisions.

Article XXII Parking Requirements

§ 240-103 Applicability.

§ 240-104 Waiver of parking requirements.

§ 240-105 Performance requirement.

§ 240-106 Number of spaces.

§ 240-107 Parking reductions.

§ 240-108 Table of Minimum Requirements.

§ 240-108.1 Off-street parking and loading requirements.

§ 240-109 Parking area design and location.

Article XXIII Performance Requirements

§ 240-110 Nuisances.

§ 240-111 Site design.

§ 240-112 Stormwater management.

§ 240-113 Special permit requirements in recharge zones for transient residential facilities.

§ 240-113.1 Transportation and traffic management.

§ 240-113.2 Table of Performance Indicators for Restaurant Classifications.

Article XXIV Landscape Requirements

§ 240-114 Purpose and intent.

§ 240-115 Landscape plan required.

§ 240-116 Procedure.

§ 240-117 Plan contents.

§ 240-118 Definitions.

§ 240-119 Performance standards.

§ 240-120 Maintenance and performance guaranty.

Article XXV Planned Residential Development

§ 240-121 Applicability.

§ 240-122 Purpose.

§ 240-123 Special permit required.

§ 240-124 Total area.

§ 240-125 Permitted uses and structures.

§ 240-126 Density limitations.

§ 240-126.1 Density bonus.

§ 240-127 Minimum lot dimensions and yard requirements.

§ 240-128 Minimum lot area.

§ 240-129 Open spaces.

§ 240-130 Ownership of open spaces.

§ 240-131 Maintenance of agricultural and recreational activities.

§ 240-132 Conformance to other provisions required.

§ 240-133 Major plan review.

§ 240-134 Application requirements.

Article XXVI Affordable Housing Development

§ 240-135 Purpose and authority.

§ 240-136 Standards.

§ 240-137 Project approval requirements.

§ 240-138 (Reserved)

§ 240-139 (Reserved)

§ 240-140 (Reserved)

§ 240-141 Application requirements.

Article XXVII Commercial Accommodations

§ 240-142 Cooking facilities.

§ 240-143 Dining facilities.

§ 240-144 Garages.

§ 240-145 Extended development plan requests.

§ 240-146 Time-sharing of existing commercial accommodations.

§ 240-147 Time-sharing of new commercial accommodations.

Article XXVIII Automotive Regulations

§ 240-148 Location of automotive services.

§ 240-149 Unregistered motor vehicles.

Article XXIX Earthmoving Regulations

§ 240-150 Special permit required.

§ 240-151 Definitions.

§ 240-152 Procedures; plan information.

§ 240-153 Permit limitations.

§ 240-154 Regulations.

§ 240-155 Security.

§ 240-156 Renewal.

§ 240-157 Denial of permit.

Article XXX Accessory and Temporary Uses

§ 240-158 Accessory scientific uses.

§ 240-159 Bath houses on beach or shore lots.

§ 240-160 Temporary and conditional structures and uses.

§ 240-161 Accessory use limitation.

§ 240-162 Home occupations.

Article XXXI Agricultural Regulations

§ 240-163 Conformity to rules and regulations; keeping of livestock.

§ 240-163.1 Agricultural and farm-related businesses.

Article XXXII Public or Nonprofit Housing for the Elderly

§ 240-164 Density regulations.

Article XXXIII Recreation Centers

§ 240-165 Limitations.

Article XXXIV Wind Energy Systems

§ 240-166 Purpose; special permits; prohibitions; definitions; application requirements; review; decision; conditions.

Article XXXV Subdivision Phasing

§ 240-167 Applicability.

§ 240-168 Compliance with Subdivision Regulations.

§ 240-169 Purpose.

§ 240-170 Land division limitations.

§ 240-171 Exceptions.

§ 240-172 Zoning change protection.

§ 240-173 Exemptions.

Article XXXVI Transfer of Development Rights

§ 240-174 Eligibility.

§ 240-175 Donor districts.

§ 240-176 Receiving districts.

§ 240-177 Credits.

§ 240-178 Special permit granting authority.

Article XXXVII Enforcement

§ 240-179 Building Commissioner.

§ 240-179.1 Permits.

§ 240-180 Enforcement request.

§ 240-181 Titles of officials.

§ 240-182 Plats.

§ 240-183 Occupancy permit.

§ 240-184 Penalties.

§ 240-185 (Reserved)

Article XXXVIII Search and Rescue Corridor Overlay District

§ 240-186 Purpose.

§ 240-187 Establishment.

§ 240-188 Height limitation.

§ 240-189 (Reserved)

§ 240-190 (Reserved)

Article XXXIX Site Plan Review

§ 240-191 Purpose.

§ 240-192 Applicability.

§ 240-193 Procedure.

§ 240-194 Action.

§ 240-195 Application requirements.

§ 240-196 Access and circulation.

§ 240-197 Existing streets.

§ 240-198 Effect of other laws.

§ 240-198.1 Lapse of decision.

Article XL Zoning Board of Appeals

§ 240-199 Establishment; terms; vacancies.

§ 240-200 Zoning Administrator.

§ 240-201 Powers.

§ 240-202 Appeals procedure.

Article XLI Variances

§ 240-203 Conditions for granting variances.

§ 240-204 Requests for alteration, modification or change in use.

§ 240-205 Conditions, safeguards and limitations.

§ 240-206 Lapse of rights.

§ 240-207 Fees.

§ 240-208 Hearing.

§ 240-209 Voting.

§ 240-210 Decision; time limits.

§ 240-211 When effective.

Article XLII Special Permits

§ 240-212 Applicability.

§ 240-213 Special permit granting authority.

§ 240-214 Filing of application; public hearing.

§ 240-215 Action.

§ 240-216 Decision.

§ 240-217 Performance guaranty.

§ 240-218 Release of guaranty.

§ 240-219 Referral.

§ 240-220 Multiple review.

§ 240-221 Lapse.

§ 240-222 Effective date.

Article XLIII Amendments

§ 240-223 Procedure.

§ 240-224 Repetitive action.

§ 240-225 Notices.

§ 240-226 Effective date.

§ 240-227 Continuance of former bylaw; repealer.

Article XLIV Miscellaneous

§ 240-228 Severability.

Article XLV Adult Uses

§ 240-229 Intent and purpose.

§ 240-230 Special permit requirements.

§ 240-231 (Reserved)

§ 240-232 (Reserved)

§ 240-233 (Reserved)

§ 240-234 (Reserved)

§ 240-235 (Reserved)

§ 240-236 (Reserved)

§ 240-237 (Reserved)

§ 240-238 (Reserved)

§ 240-239 (Reserved)

Article XLVI Business Redevelopment

§ 240-240 Business Redevelopment District.

§ 240-241 through § 240-249. (Reserved)

Article XLVII Marijuana Treatment Centers

§ 240-250 Purpose; definitions; special permit criteria.