By-Laws/Rules & Planning Documents

The by-laws and documents found below are provided as a service to Town residents and other interested parties.  The town makes no promises or guarantees about the accuracy, currency, completeness or adequacy of the contents of these by-laws, and expressly disclaims liability for errors and omissions in their contents.  In any situation where the official printed publications of the Town differ from the text contained in this website, the official printed publications shall take precedence.  Pursuant to Massachusetts General Laws, official printed copies of the general and zoning by-laws are maintained in the office of the Town Clerk.

Certified copies of the Zoning By-laws, Planning Board's Subdivision Rules & Regulations, and the Planning Board's Special Permit Rules & Regulations are available at the Town Clerk's Office.

Zoning By-laws

Town of Pepperell's Zoning By-Laws (as of May 6, 2013) - PDF document are available via download for your convenience.

*The amendments adopted at the 2010 Annual Town Meeting were approved by the Massachusetts Attorney General as of October 21, 2010 and certified by the Pepperell Town Clerk. However, zoning by-law amendments are effective as of the date of the Town Meeting Vote. Therefore, any applications received since the ATM, May 3, 2010, shall be subject to the amended by-laws.

Rules and Regulations Governing the Subdivision of Land


Town of Pepperell's Subdivision Rules and Regulations (as of Oct. 5, 2005) - PDF document  are available via download for your convenience.

Special Permit Rules and Regulations

Town of Pepperell's Special Permit Rules and Regulations (as of Mar. 1, 2010) - PDF document are available via download for your convenience.

The above Rules and Regulations now includes the following addendum regarding the naming of future subdivision streets. The Addendum includes a list of Pepperell armed services veterans from the Revolutionary War, Civil War, WWI, WWII, & Vietnam who gave their ultimate sacrifice on behalf of their country. The Planning Board and the Historical Commission offer the listed surnames as recommendations for naming roadways.



The Town of Pepperell Design Guidelines - PDF Document have been developed for use when reviewing site plan and special permit applications. These guidelines provide advice and guidance to developers and should be utilized by the Special Permit Granting Authority when reviewing applications.