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Bylaws & Regulations
Disclaimer: The bylaws and regulations found below are provided as a service to Town residents and other interested parties for informational purposes only. Please note that this is not a definitive list. Pursuant to Massachusetts General Laws, official printed copies of Town and Zoning Bylaws, as well as various Board / Committee rules and regulations, are available in the office of the Town Clerk.

Index to all Town Bylaws as amended through ATM 4/12.

Index to all Zoning Bylaws as amended through ATM 4/10.

Rules and regulations establishing uniform procedures for ZBA business pursuant to MGL Chapter 40 Section 12, MGL Chapter 40 Sections 21-23, and the Wellesley Zoning Bylaws.

Board of Health regulations governing: food, human habitation, public nuisances, sub-surface disposal systems, rubbish hauling, illegal dumping, residential composting, fuel / chemical storage, private wells, application of pesticides, swimming pools, tanning machines, massage parlors, lead paint removal, animals, abrasive blasting, tobacco sales, and body art.

State Building Code administered by the MA Board of Building Regulations and Standards (BBRS).

Rules and regulations governing the subdivision of land in Wellesley as adopted by the Planning Board under the provisions of MGL Chapter 41.

Rules and regulations protecting trees and stone walls along designated scenic roads as adopted by the Planning Board under the provisions of MGL Chapter 40, Section 15C

As adopted and revised by the Wellesley Wetlands Protection Committee through 8/08 pursuant to the Town of Wellesley Bylaws Article 44.

Board of Public Works Rules and Regulations adopted pursuant to MGL Chapter 41 Sections 69C-F and  Town of Wellesley Bylaws Article 29:
        Stormwater (PDF)
        Water (PDF)
        Sewer (PDF)

Rules and regulations governing Common Victualler Licenses adopted by the Board of Selectmen 10/06.

Rules and regulations governing alcoholic beverages adopted by the Board of Selectmen 7/08.

Rules and regulations governing transient businesses, hawkers and peddlers, and door-to-door solicitations. Adopted by the Board of Selectmen 1/09.

Rules and regulations governing take-out food licenses adopted by the Board of Selectmen 9/06.

Rules and regulations governing Mobile Food Vendors adopted by the Board of Selectmen 09/13.

Rules and regulations governing Mobile Food Vendors adopted by the Police Department 09/13.

Rules and regulations governing public conveyances adopted by the Board of Selectmen 2/02.

Wellesley Town Hall  525 Washington St., Wellesley, MA 02482
Phone: (781) 431-1019
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