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  • PART I ADMINISTRATION OF THE GOVERNMENT
  • TITLE VII CITIES, TOWNS AND DISTRICTS
  • CHAPTER 40C HISTORIC DISTRICTS

Section 1 - Citation

Section 2 - Purpose

Section 3 - Establishment of historic districts; pre-requisites; enlargement or reduction of boundaries; amendment of creating ordinance; filing of maps

Section 4 - Study committees; commissions; establishment; membership; terms; vacancies; compensation; officers

Section 5 - Definitions

Section 6 - Certificates of appropriateness, non-applicability or hardship; necessity; applications and plans, etc.; building and demolition permits restricted

Section 7 - Factors to be considered by commission

Section 8 - Review authority of commission over certain categories of buildings, structures or exterior architectural features limited; authorization

Section 9 - Maintenance, repair or replacement.

Section 10 - Additional powers, functions and duties of commission

Section 11 - Approval or disapproval of exterior architectural features by commission; meetings; applications for certificates; public hearings; notices

Section 12 - Review procedure provided by local ordinance or by-law

Section 12A - Appeal to superior court

Section 13 - Jurisdiction of superior court; penalty

Section 14 - Powers and duties of commissions established as historical commissions

Section 15 - Filing of ordinances, maps, reports, etc.

Section 16 - Special historic districts; acceptance and effect of this chapter

Section 17 - Severability