Town of Dalton, MA
Berkshire County
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Table of Contents
Table of Contents
[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Meeting of the Town of Dalton 10-3-1994 STM by Art. 1. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Noncriminal disposition — See Ch. 1, Art. II.
Conservation Commission — See Ch. 62.
Mobile Home Park Control Board — See Ch. 169.
Noise — See Ch. 185.
Planning Board — See Ch. 211.
Stormwater management and erosion control — See Ch. 280.
Subdivision of land — See Ch. 501.
Attachment 1 - Table of Use Regulations Attachment 2 - Table of Dimensional Requirements Attachment 3 - Schedule of Sign Regulations Attachment 4 - Illustrative Lot Layout Attachment 5 - Zoning Map
Article I Title, Authority and Purpose

§ 350-1 Title.

§ 350-2 Authority.

§ 350-3 Purpose.

Article II Definitions and Word Usage

§ 350-4 Word usage.

§ 350-5 Definitions.

Article III Zoning Districts

§ 350-6 Number and type of districts.

§ 350-7 Location of districts.

§ 350-8 District boundary lines.

§ 350-9 Floodplain Districts.

Article IV Application of Regulations

§ 350-10 Conformity to regulations required.

§ 350-11 Buildings must meet applicable open space requirements.

§ 350-12 Reduction of lots and yards below minimums prohibited.

§ 350-13 Unlawfully established uses or structures do not acquire nonconforming rights.

§ 350-14 Minimum standards; most restrictive to govern in case of conflict.

Article V Use Regulations

§ 350-15 Designation of prohibited uses (NP).

§ 350-16 Designation of uses permitted as of right (P or PR).

§ 350-17 Designation of uses authorized by Select Board (S).

§ 350-18 Designation of uses authorized by special permit (PA or PB).

§ 350-19 Designation of uses authorized by special permit from Select Board (PS).

§ 350-20 Floodplain overlay.

§ 350-21 Classification of unlisted use by Board of Appeals.

§ 350-22 Table of Use Regulations.

Article VI Intensity Regulations

§ 350-23 Compliance with dimensional requirements required.

§ 350-24 Table of Dimensional Requirements.

Article VII Supplementary District Regulations

§ 350-25 Permitted projections into yards.

§ 350-26 Fences.

§ 350-27 Visibility at intersections.

§ 350-28 Transition requirements.

§ 350-29 Front yards.

Article VIII Nonconforming Lots, Structures and Uses

§ 350-30 Continuance of nonconforming use.

§ 350-31 Exemptions.

§ 350-32 Requirements for conversion, enlargement or expansion.

§ 350-33 Reconstruction of structure damaged by fire, explosion or other catastrophe.

§ 350-34 Maintenance, repair and reconstruction of unsafe structures.

§ 350-35 Abandonment.

§ 350-36 Imposition of conditions to lessen impact.

Article IX Accessory Structures and Uses

§ 350-37 Related minor uses or structures permitted; location in front yard.

§ 350-37.1 Large scale solar photovoltaic installations.

§ 350-38 Restrictions, accessory buildings or uses.

§ 350-39 Home occupations.

Article X Off-Street Parking and Loading

§ 350-40 Off-street parking.

§ 350-41 Table of Off-Street Parking Regulations.

§ 350-42 Reduction.

§ 350-43 Nonresidential off-street loading.

Article XI Special Permits

§ 350-44 Special permit granting authority (SPGA).

§ 350-45 Required hearing and notice.

§ 350-46 Review by other boards and agencies.

§ 350-47 Finding required.

§ 350-48 Conditions safeguards and limitations.

§ 350-49 Site plan required.

§ 350-50 Decision and vote requirements.

§ 350-51 Expiration of special permit.

Article XII Uses Subject to Special Requirements

§ 350-52 Applicability.

§ 350-53 New two-family dwellings.

§ 350-54 New multifamily dwellings with six or fewer dwelling units.

§ 350-55 Conversion of existing dwelling to accommodate not more than six dwelling units.

§ 350-56 Conversion of existing nonresidential building to accommodate one or more dwelling units.

§ 350-57 Temporary use of mobile home as dwelling.

§ 350-58 Neighborhood retail center.

§ 350-59 Camping facilities.

§ 350-60 Planned unit office or research center.

§ 350-61 Earth removal.

§ 350-62 Solid waste disposal and recycling.

§ 350-63 Adult entertainment establishments.

§ 350-63.1 Drive-through facility.

§ 350-63.2 Medical marijuana dispensary.

Article XIII Mobile Home Park Regulations

§ 350-64 Intent and purpose.

§ 350-65 Definitions.

§ 350-66 Procedure.

§ 350-67 Development standards.

§ 350-68 Responsibilities of park operator.

§ 350-69 Floodplain regulations.

Article XIV Personal Wireless Service Facilities and Tower

§ 350-70 Purposes.

§ 350-71 Consistency with federal law.

§ 350-72 Definitions and word usage.

§ 350-73 Exempted wireless telecommunications uses.

§ 350-74 Independent consultants.

§ 350-75 Teleports prohibited.

§ 350-76 General application requirements.

§ 350-77 Application requirements for new tower construction or major modification of existing tower special permit.

§ 350-78 Application requirements for new personal wireless service facility, major modification of existing facility, or a personal wireless service facility special permit.

§ 350-79 General requirements.

§ 350-80 Evaluation by independent consultants.

§ 350-81 Approval criteria.

§ 350-82 Monitoring and evaluation of compliance.

§ 350-83 Removal requirements.

§ 350-84 Fees and insurance.

§ 350-85 Severability.

Article XV Floodplain District Regulations

§ 350-86 Purpose.

§ 350-87 Use regulations.

§ 350-88 Permitted uses.

§ 350-89 Special permits.

Article XVI Performance Standards

§ 350-90 General standards.

§ 350-91 Noise standards.

§ 350-92 Measurements.

§ 350-93 Transfer of wastes off lot by natural causes prohibited.

§ 350-94 Storage of materials constituting fire hazard or rodent attraction.

§ 350-95 Deposits liable to contaminate groundwater prohibited.

§ 350-96 Lighting standards.

Article XVII Open Space Residential Development

§ 350-97 Purpose and intent.

§ 350-98 Applicability.

§ 350-99 Administration.

§ 350-100 Review and approval.

§ 350-101 Cluster development.

§ 350-102 Reduction of dimensional requirements.

§ 350-103 Open space requirements.

§ 350-104 Design standards.

§ 350-105 Special permit conditions.

§ 350-106 Severability.

Article XVIIA PLANNED INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT DISTRICT

§ 350-106.1 Purpose.

§ 350-106.2 Planned Industrial Development District boundaries.

§ 350-106.3 Use regulations.

§ 350-106.4 Prohibited uses.

§ 350-106.5 Required information with application.

§ 350-106.6 Modification of site plan and waiver requirements.

§ 350-106.7 Expiration and extension.

§ 350-106.8 Site Plan Review Agent.

§ 350-106.9 Special permit granting authority.

§ 350-106.10 Required studies.

§ 350-106.11 Certificate of occupancy.

§ 350-106.12 Planned Industrial Development standards.

§ 350-106.13 Waiver of standards.

§ 350-106.14 Special permit mitigation.

§ 350-106.15 Enforcement of special permit.

Article XVIII Signs and Advertising Devices

§ 350-107 Legislative authority; interpretation; guidelines.

§ 350-108 Definitions.

§ 350-109 Basic requirements.

§ 350-110 Special regulations.

§ 350-111 Prohibited signs.

§ 350-112 Illumination.

§ 350-113 Maintenance of signs.

§ 350-114 Temporary signs.

§ 350-115 Permits.

§ 350-116 Schedule of Sign Regulations.

Article XIX Board of Appeals

§ 350-117 Membership and authority.

§ 350-118 Statutory powers.

§ 350-119 Conditions, safeguards and limitations.

§ 350-120 Appeals, applications and petitions.

§ 350-121 Review by other boards and agencies.

§ 350-122 Required public hearing.

§ 350-123 Decisions.

Article XX Administration and Enforcement

§ 350-124 Administration.

§ 350-125 Building permits.

§ 350-126 Certificate of occupancy.

§ 350-127 Construction and use in violation of approved plans prohibited.

§ 350-128 Notice of violation.

§ 350-129 Effect of bylaw changes on building or special permits.

§ 350-130 Application forms, schedule of fees, charges and expenses.

§ 350-131 Violations and penalties.

Article XXI Amendment and Validity

§ 350-132 Amendment.

§ 350-133 Validity.