Massachusetts city and town ordinances and by-laws

A collection of city and town ordinances or by-laws available online, compiled by the Trial Court Law Libraries.

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Introduction

What are ordinances and by-laws? 

Cities and towns are permitted by the state legislature to pass laws and regulations in order to govern local matters, to provide administrative procedures, and to prohibit certain activities. These are called ordinances and by-laws, and they apply only to the city or town in which they are adopted.

Notes about this resource

If you don't see your city or town listed, or you want to be sure that you have the most current information, contact the town or city clerk.

If general and zoning by-laws appear separately on the town's site, we list them separately here. If both appear on a single webpage from the town, the general link will include both.

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Cities and towns starting with the letters A-C

A-C | D-F | G-J | K-M | N-P | Q-S | T-Z

A

City/Town Ordinances/By-laws Zoning Code Other
Abington General    
Acton General Zoning  
Acushnet General    
Adams General    
Agawam General    
Alford General    
Amesbury General Zoning  
Amherst General Zoning  
Andover General    
Aquinnah General    
Arlington General Zoning  
Ashburnham General    
Ashby General Zoning  
Ashfield General Zoning  
Ashland General    
Athol General    
Attleboro General Zoning  
Auburn General Zoning  
Avon General    
Ayer General    

 

B

City/Town Ordinances/By-laws Zoning Code Other
Barnstable  General     
Barre General    
Becket General    
Bedford General Zoning Subdivision Rules and Regulations 
Belchertown General    
Bellingham General    
Belmont General Zoning  
Berkley General    
Berlin General   Subdivision Rules and Regulations
Bernardston General Zoning  
Beverly General    
Billerica General    
Blackstone General    
Blandford General    
Bolton General    
Boston General Zoning  
Bourne General Zoning  
Boxborough General Zoning  
Boxford General    
Boylston General Zoning  
Braintree General    
Brewster General    
Bridgewater General Zoning  
Brimfield General    
Brockton General    
Brookfield General Zoning  
Brookline General Zoning  
Buckland General Zoning  
Burlington General Zoning  

 

C

City/Town Ordinances/By-laws Zoning Code Other
Cambridge General Zoning  
Canton General Zoning  
Carlisle General    
Carver General Zoning  
Charlemont   Zoning  
Charlton General    
Chatham General Zoning  
Chelmsford General    
Chelsea General    
Cheshire General    
Chester General    
Chesterfield General Zoning  
Chicopee General    
Chilmark General Zoning  
Clarksburg   Zoning  
Clinton General    
Cohasset General    
Colrain General Zoning  
Concord General    
Conway General Zoning  
Cummington General Zoning  

Cities and towns starting with the letters D-F

A-C | D-F | G-J | K-M | N-P | Q-S | T-Z

D

City/Town Ordinances/By-laws Zoning Code Other
Dalton General    
Danvers General Zoning  
Dartmouth  General     
Dedham  General     
Deerfield General    
Dennis General Zoning  
Dighton General Zoning  
Douglas General Zoning  
Dover General    
Dracut General Zoning  
Dudley General Zoning  
Dunstable General    
Duxbury  General Zoning  

 

E

City/Town Ordinances/By-laws Zoning Code Other
East Bridgewater General Zoning  
East Brookfield General Zoning Notice of amendments: 2/2022 & 10/2022
East Longmeadow General    
Eastham General    
Easthampton General Zoning  
Easton General Zoning  
Edgartown General Zoning  
Egremont General Zoning  
Erving "Coming soon" Zoning  
Essex General    
Everett General    

 

F

City/Town Ordinances/By-laws Zoning Code Other
Fairhaven General    
Fall River General    
Falmouth General Zoning  
Fitchburg General    
Florida General    
Foxborough General    
Framingham General Zoning  
Franklin General    
Freetown General    

Cities and towns starting with the letters G-J

A-C | D-F | G-J | K-M | N-P | Q-S | T-Z

G

City/Town Ordinances/By-laws Zoning Code Other
Gardner General    
Georgetown General    
Gill General Zoning  
Gloucester General Zoning  
Goshen   Zoning  
Gosnold General    
Grafton General Zoning  
Granby General Zoning  
Granville General Zoning  
Great Barrington General    
Greenfield General    
Groton General    
Groveland General | Selected chapters available at eCode360 Zoning | Selected chapters available at eCode360  

 

H

City/Town Ordinances/By-laws Zoning Code Other
Hadley  General    
Halifax General    
Hamilton General Zoning  
Hampden General    
Hancock   Zoning  
Hanover General    
Hanson General Zoning  
Hardwick   Zoning  
Harvard General    
Harwich General    
Hatfield General Zoning  
Haverhill General    
Hawley General    
Heath   Zoning 2021 Changes
Hingham General Zoning  
Hinsdale General Zoning  
Holbrook General Zoning  
Holden General Zoning  
Holland General    
Holliston General    
Holyoke General    
Hopedale General    
Hopkinton General    
Hubbardston General Zoning  
Hudson General    
Hull General    
Huntington General    

I-J

City/Town Ordinances/By-laws Zoning Code Other
Ipswich General    

Cities and towns starting with the letters K-M

A-C | D-F | G-J | K-M | N-P | Q-S | T-Z

K

City/Town Ordinances/By-laws Zoning Code Other
Kingston General    

L

City/Town Ordinances/By-laws Zoning Code Other
Lakeville General    
Lancaster General    
Lanesborough General    
Lawrence General Zoning  
Lee General Zoning  
Leicester General    
Lenox General    
Leominster General Zoning  
Leverett General Zoning  
Lexington General    
Leyden   Zoning  
Lincoln General    
Littleton General    
Longmeadow General    
Lowell General Zoning  
Ludlow General    
Lunenburg General    
Lynn   Zoning  
Lynnfield General    

M

City/Town Ordinances/By-laws Zoning Code Other
Malden General    
Manchester-by-the Sea General    
Mansfield  General     
Marblehead General    
Marion General    
Marlborough General    
Marshfield General    
Mashpee General   Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe ordinances
Mattapoisett General    
Maynard General Zoning  
Medfield General    
Medford General    
Medway General    
Melrose General    
Mendon General    
Merrimac General Zoning  
Methuen General    
Middleborough General    
Middlefield General    
Middleton General    
Milford General Zoning  
Millbury General Zoning  
Millis General Zoning  
Millville General    
Milton General    
Monson General Zoning  
Montague General Zoning  
Monterey General    
Mt. Washington General Zoning  

Cities and towns starting with the letters N-P

A-C | D-F | G-J | K-M | N-P | Q-S | T-Z

N

City/Town Ordinances/By-laws Zoning Code Other
Nahant General    
Nantucket General    
Natick General Zoning  
Needham General Zoning  
New Ashford General Zoning  
New Bedford General    
New Braintree General    
New Marlborough General Zoning  
New Salem   Zoning  
Newbury General    
Newburyport General    
Newton General    
Norfolk General    
North Adams General    
North Andover General    
North Attleborough General Zoning  
North Brookfield General    
North Reading General    
Northampton General    
Northborough General    
Northbridge General    
Northfield General    
Norton General    
Norwell General    
Norwood General Zoning  

 

O

City/Town Ordinances/By-laws Zoning Code Other
Oak Bluffs  General  Zoning  
Oakham General    
Orange General Zoning  
Orleans General    
Otis General Zoning: Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3  
Oxford General    

P

City/Town Ordinances/By-laws Zoning Code Other
Palmer General    
Paxton General    
Peabody General    
Pelham General Zoning  
Pembroke General    
Pepperell General Zoning  
Peru General Zoning  
Petersham General Zoning  
Phillipston General Zoning  
Pittsfield General    
Plainfield General    
Plainville General    
Plymouth General Zoning  
Plympton General    
Princeton General Zoning  
Provincetown General    

Cities and towns starting with the letters Q-S

A-C | D-F | G-J | K-M | N-P | Q-S | T-Z

Q

City/Town Ordinances/By-laws Zoning Code Other
Quincy General    

 

R

City/Town Ordinances/By-laws Zoning Code Other
Randolph General    
Raynham General    
Reading General    
Rehoboth General    
Revere General    
Richmond General    
Rochester   Zoning  
Rockland General    
Rockport General    
Rowe General Zoning  
Rowley General Zoning  
Royalston General    
Russell General    
Rutland General    

S

City/Town Ordinances/By-laws Zoning Code Other
Salem General    
Salisbury General    
Sandisfield General Zoning  
Sandwich General Zoning  
Saugus General Zoning  
Savoy General    
Scituate General Zoning  
Seekonk General Zoning  
Sharon General    
Sheffield General    
Shelburne General Zoning  
Sherborn General Zoning  
Shirley General    
Shrewsbury General    
Shutesbury General    
Somerset General Zoning  
Somerville General    
South Hadley General    
Southampton General    
Southborough General    
Southbridge General    
Southwick General    
Spencer General    
Springfield General Zoning  
Sterling General    
Stockbridge General    
Stoneham General    
Stoughton General    
Stow General Zoning  
Sturbridge General    
Sudbury General    
Sunderland General    
Sutton General Zoning  
Swampscott General    
Swansea General    

Cities and towns starting with the letters T-Z

A-C | D-F | G-J | K-M | N-P | Q-S | T-Z

T

City/Town Ordinances/By-laws Zoning Code Other
Taunton General    
Templeton General    
Tewksbury General    
Tisbury General Zoning  
Tolland General   Flood Plain Bylaw | Solar Bylaw
Topsfield General    
Townsend General    
Truro General    
Tyngsborough General    
Tyringham General Zoning  

 

U-V

City/Town Ordinances/By-laws Zoning Code Other
Upton General    
Uxbridge General    

W

City/Town Ordinances/By-laws Zoning Code Other
Wakefield General    
Wales General    
Walpole General    
Waltham General    
Ware General Zoning  
Wareham General    
Warren General    
Warwick General Zoning  
Washington   Zoning  
Watertown General    
Wayland General    
Webster General    
Wellesley General Zoning  
Wellfleet General    
Wendell   Zoning  
Wenham General    
West Boylston General    
West Bridgewater General    
West Brookfield General    
West Newbury General    
West Springfield General    
West Stockbridge General    
West Tisbury General    
Westborough General    
Westfield General Zoning  
Westford General Zoning  
Westhampton General Zoning  
Westminster General    
Weston General    
Westport General    
Westwood General    
Weymouth General    
Whately General    
Whitman General    
Wilbraham General Zoning  
Williamsburg General Zoning  
Williamstown General    
Wilmington General    
Winchendon General    
Winchester General Zoning  
Windsor General    
Winthrop General    
Woburn General    
Worcester General    
Worthington General    
Wrentham General    

 

X-Z

City/Town Ordinances/By-laws Zoning Code Other
Yarmouth General    

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