Zoning Bylaws

Section Description
Preface (PDF) N/A
Laws and Regulations Governing Land Use (PDF) N/A
Section 1 (PDF) Authority, Purpose and Definitions
1.1 Authority
1.2 Purpose
1.3 Definitions
Section 2 (PDF) Establishment of Districts
2.1 Classification of Districts
2.2 Zoning Map
2.3 Zoning Map Interpretation
Section 3 (PDF) Use Regulations
3.1 General Provisions
3.2 Provisions Applicable to Section 4, Table I
3.3 Formula Business
Section 4 (PDF) Classification of Principal Uses
4.1 Extensive Uses
4.2 Residential Uses
4.3 Institutional Uses
4.4 Governmental and Utility Uses
4.5 Business Uses
4.6 Industrial Uses
4.7 Restricted and Prohibited Uses
Table 1 - Principal Use Regulations
Section 5 (PDF) Accessory Uses
5.1 General Provisions
5.2 Provisions Applicable to Table II
5.3 Table 2 - Accessory Use Regulations
5.4 Temporary Accessory Uses
Section 6 (PDF) Dimensional Regulations
6.1 Dimensions
6.2 Interpretation
6.3 Special Dimensional Exceptions
Table 3 - Dimensional Regulations
Section 7 (PDF) Special Provisions
7.1 Nonconforming Uses
7.2 Flood Plain Conservancy District
7.3 Wetlands Conservancy District
7.4 By-Pass District
7.5 Earth Removal
7.6 Groundwater Conservancy District
7.7 Off-street Parking, Loading, and Site Plan Requirements
Table 4 - Minimum Parking
7.8 Personal Wireless Communications Facility
7.9 Large-Scale Ground-Mounted Solar Photovoltaic Installation
7.10 Public Service Corporation Overlay District (PSCOD)
Section 8 (PDF) Residential Compound
8.1 Purpose
8.2 Standards
8.3 Limitation on Subdivision
8.4 Other Restrictions
8.5 Dedication of Land to the Town
8.6 Procedure for Approval
8.7 Special Permit
Section 9 (PDF) Residential Cluster Development
9.1 Purpose
9.2 Standards
9.3 Procedure for Approval
9.4 Optional Special Provisions for Affordable Housing by the Board
9.5 Amendments Without Public Hearing
Section 10 (PDF) Planned Residential Development (PRD)
10.1 Purpose
10.2 Standards
10.3 Special Provisions
10.4 Application for Special Permit;
Reports and Recommendations; Issuance of Special Permit
Section 11 (PDF) Administration and Enforcement
11.1 Enforcement
11.2 Building Permit
11.3 Certificate of Occupancy
11.4 Board of Appeals
11.5 Rules and Regulations
11.6 Special Permit
11.7 Variance
11.8 Site Plan Review
11.9 Bylaw Construction
11.10 Validity and Separability
Appendix A (PDF) General Comments on the Zoning Act
Appendix B (PDF) Summary of Zoning History in Concord
Appendix C (PDF) Index
Full Document (PDF) N/A
Insert Pages (PDF) Zoning Bylaw
Amendments Passed by 2016 Town Meeting.
Subject to Approval of the Attorney General