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Advisory on Confidential Communications Between Public Entities and their Attorneys (PDF) pdf format of Advisory on Confidential Communications...

Municipal Law

Selected Municipal Law Cases:

By-Law Submittal Forms
Page includes:

  • Instructions for By-Law Submittal Forms
  • Form 1 - Cover Letter
  • Form 2 - Town Meeting Action
  • Form 3 - Maps: Zoning and/or Historic Districts
  • Form 4 - Town Meeting Certification
  • Form 5 - Additional Information Required for Charter Amendments Proposed Pursuant to M.G.L. c. 43B, s. 10
  • Form 6 - Relevant Laws or Special Authority
  • Form 7 - Zoning Procedures Attachments
  • Form 7-PBN - Notice of Planning Board Hearing
  • Form 8 - Additional Information Required for the Approval of Historic District By-Laws Adopted Pursuant to M.G.L. c. 40C, s. 3

Initiatives and Other Ballot Questions

Initiative Petition Information Sheet doc format of ip-cover-sheet.doc

Participant Form - Initiative Petition Review Process (Fillable PDF) pdf format of participant_form.pdf file size 1MB

Current Petitions Filed