Zoning By-laws

These materials are posted for the convenience of the public. By-laws, rules and regulations are subject to change, so interested parties are advised to consult the official versions of Town documents that are kept in the Town Clerk's Office and in the offices of the Town's boards and committees.

Table of Contents

Preamble and Article I - Definitions (pdf file)

Article II - Establishment And Description Of Districts (pdf file)

Article III - Use Regulations (pdf file)

  (Includes Elderly Housing District By-law and Table of Uses)

Article III (As of the May 5, 2015 Annual Town Meeting

Article IV - Dimensional and Density Regulations (pdf file)

(Includes Open Space Development Plan)

Article IV (As of the May 5, 2015 Annual Town Meeting)


 Table of Dimensional and Density Regulations (pdf file)

Article V - Administration and Enforcement (pdf file)

Article VI - Flood Plain District (pdf file)

Article VII - Special Regulations (pdf file)

  (Includes Accessory In-Law Apartment By-law)

Article VIII - Ipswich River Protection District (pdf file)

Article IX - Site Plan Review (pdf file)

Article X - Phased Growth (Expired)

Article XI - Groundwater Protection District (pdf file)

Article XII - Wireless Telecommunications Facility Bylaw (pdf file)

Article XIII - Sign Regulations (pdf file)

Article XIV - Scenic Overlay Zone (pdf file)

Article XV -  Wind Energy Conversion System - Small Scale (pdf file)

Article XVI - Ground-mounted Solar Photovoltaic Installations (pdf file)

Appendix ZA:1 - Zoning Guidelines: Guidelines And Performance Standards For Activities Subject To The Provisions Of The Topsfield Zoning By-Law. (pdf file)

Zoning Maps (pdf files)


ZBA Meetings

Tuesday, October 27
8:00 pm : Agenda | Details
Tuesday, November 24
8:00 pm : Agenda | Details