Zoning Bylaw & Zoning Map

Complete Zoning Bylaw (individual sections below) - April 2021 Annual Town Meeting

Town of Wellesley Zoning Map - Dated December 2002, amended May 2019

ZONING BYLAW SECTIONS

Section 1 - General Provisions

Section 1A - Establishment of Districts

Section 1B - Definitions

Section 2 - Single Residence Districts 

Section 3 - Single Residence Districts A

Section 3A - Town House Districts

Section 4 - General Residence Districts

Section 5 - General Residence Districts A

Section 5A - Multi-Family Residence Districts

Section 6 - Limited Residence Districts

Section 6A - Limited Apartment Districts

Section 7 - Educational Districts 

Section 8 - Educational Districts A

Section 8A - Educational Districts B

Section 9 - Administrative and Professional Districts 

Section 9A - Planned Development Districts

Section 9B - Lower Falls Village Commercial District 

Section 9C - Wellesley Square Commercial District 

Section 10 - Limited Business Districts

Section 11 - Business Districts 

Section 12 - Business Districts A

Section 13 - Industrial Districts 

Section 14 - Industrial Districts A

Section 14A - Transportation Districts

Section 14B - Flood Plain or Watershed Protection Districts

Section 14C - Parks, Recreation, and Conservation Districts 

Section 14D - Historic Districts

Section 14E - Water Supply Protection Districts

Section 14F - Residential Incentive Overlay

Section 14G - Linden Street Corridor Overlay District

Section 14H - Large-Scale Solar Overlay District 

Section 14I - Commercial Recreation Overlay District 

Section 14J - Smart Growth Overlay Districts

Section 14J.1 - Wellesley Park Smart Growth Overlay District

Section 15 - Public Service Corporations

Section 16 - Restrictions Affecting All Districts 

Section 16A - Project Approval

Section 16B - Inclusionary Zoning

Section 16C - Drainage Review

Section 16D - Large House Review 

Section 16E - Tree Protection & Preservation

Section 16F - Natural Resources Protection (NRP) Development 

Section 16G - Outdoor Lighting

Section 17 - Pre-Existing Non-Conforming Uses, Structures and Lots

Section 18 - Area Regulations 

Section 19 - Yard Regulations

Section 20 - Heights of Buildings or Structures

Section 21 - Off Street Parking

Section 22 - Design Review

Section 22A - Signs 

Section 22B - Swimming Pools

Section 22C - Antennas

Section 22D - Retaining Walls

Section 23 - Enforcement and Penalties

Section 24 - Permit Granting Authority

Section 25 - Special Permit Granting Authority 

Section 26 - Notice for Public Hearings

Section 27 - Interpretation