General Bylaws of the Town of Douglas

The General Bylaws are available online. The file is 508K in size, and may take 3-5 minutes to download with a regular modem. Adobe Acrobat Reader is required to view the bylaws.

Official copies of the General Bylaws are available at the Town Clerk's office. This set of bylaws is current through the Annual Town Meeting of May, 2008.

The General Bylaws contains the following table of contents:

NON-CRIMINAL DISPOSITION................................... 5
ARTICLE 1: TOWN MEETINGS................................... 5
ARTICLE 2: ADMINISTRATION AND FINANCE...................... 8
ARTICLE 3: PUBLIC SAFETY.................................. 17
ARTICLE 4: LICENSES AND PERMITS........................... 22
ARTICLE 5: REGULATION OF PROPERTY......................... 25
ARTICLE 6: WATER-SEWER DEPARTMENT......................... 33
ARTICLE 7: ANIMAL CONTROL BYLAW........................... 37
ARTICLE 8: WETLAND BYLAW.................................. 44
ARTICLE 9: SIGN BYLAW..................................... 49
ARTICLE 10 BUILDING & FACILITIES CONSTRUCTION COMMITTEE... 57
ARTICLE 11: MUNICIPAL STORM DRAIN SYSTEM BYLAW............ 59

Additional information relating to town government law may be found in Chapter 40 of the Massachusetts General Laws or via the Massachusetts General Laws main page.

The Zoning Bylaws are posted online as well (PDF).