Ashfield Bylaws

Amendments to the General and Zoning By-laws are proposed to and become effective upon adoption by Town Meeting and approval by the Attorney General. Both documents are updated as needed. Comprehensive copies of both are available at the links below or in hard copy by request to the Town Clerk's office.

Zoning Bylaws

Read/download the current version of the ZONING BYLAWS.

  • The ZONING BYLAWS were last amended on December 17, 2018. 
  • Revisions to both the Solar Bylaw and Table of Contents were unanimously approved at Special Town Meeting on August 8, 2022, and are currently under review by the Attorney General's office. View the proposed Solar revision, and the proposed Table of Contents. Further information and appropriate revisions to the bylaws will be posted upon notice from the Attorney General.

Included in the ZONING BYLAWS: Purpose, Definitions, General Regulations, Dimensional Requirements, Districts, Use Regulations, Special Permit, Administration, and several Ashfield Town Bylaws.

View older versions of the Zoning Bylaws. If you are seeking an older version not published online, please contact the Town Clerk.


General Bylaws

Read/download the current version of the GENERAL BYLAWS.

  • The GENERAL BYLAWS were last amended (Revolving Fund section) by unanimous vote of Town Meeting on May 7, 2022, with the amendment approved by the Attorney General on September 1, 2022.

Included in the GENERAL BYLAWS: Introduction, Qualified Voters, Town Meetings & Elections, Posting Places, Absentee Voters, Conduct of Town Meetings, Non-Substantive Bylaw Changes, Election of Certain Officers, Protection of Public Officials, Moderator Power to Declare, Ashfield Dog Bylaw, Excessive Noise, Unregistered Motor Vehicles, Road Detail Bylaw, Recycling Bylaws, Hazardous Material Bylaw, Stripping Land of Soil and Loam, Revolving Funds, Solicitation Bylaw, and Acts to Establish Boards and Commissions, and Acts to Create Departments.

View older versions of the General Bylaws. If you are seeking an older version not published online, please contact the Town Clerk.