By-Laws and Guidelines

Below are links to Town of Brookline By-Laws pertaining to the regulatory processes of the Planning and Community Development Department that outline procedures, rules and regulations. The Department also publishes guidelines that support and assist applicants in completing applications in a way that will most effectively follow the By-Laws.

> Town of Brookline General By-Laws (PDF)

> Massachusetts General Laws 

PLANNING/ZONING:

> Zoning By-Law (PDF) (effective May 24, 2017)

> Zoning Map (PDF) (effective Nov 16, 2016)

> Subdivision Regulations (PDF)

> Planning Board Rules and Regulations (PDF)

> Zoning Board of Appeals Rules and Regulations (PDF)

> Sign and Facade Guidelines (PDF) 

PRESERVATION:

Demolition By-Law (PDF)

> Historic Districts By-Law (PDF)

> Local Historic District (LHD) Design Guidelines (PDF)

> Neighborhood Conservation District (NCD) By-Law (PDF)

> Preservation Commission Rules and Regulations (PDF) 

If you have additional questions about these By-Laws and guidelines and how they pertain to your project, please review our FAQs or contact staff.

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Local Historic Districts Design Guidelines