Massachusetts General Law (MGL), Chapter 40A gives cities and towns authority to adopt ordinances and bylaws to regulate the use of land, buildings, and structures.
MGL, Chapter 40B permits a city or town to plan jointly with other cities or towns to promote development and prosperity within their area. Sections 20-23 or Chapter 40B specifically deal with affordable housing. Chapter 40B is also referred to as the "Anti-Snob Zoning Act" or the "Comprehensive Permit Statute."
MGL, Chapter 40R Encourages "smart growth" to preserve open space while increasing affordable housing.
|Town of Ware Zoning Bylaw||Zoning Use Table||Zoning Map|
|Zoning Map- Floodplain District||Zoning Map- Aquifer Protection Overlay District||Area Requirements|
|Zoning Board of Appeals||GIS Map||Forms & Applications
Right to Farm Bylaw
The Ware Planning Board administers the Rules and Regulations Governing the Subdivision of Land in Ware, in accordance with MGL Chapter 41. Developers are encouraged to discuss subdivision plans with the Planning & Community Development Department prior to making a formal application.
|Subdivision Regulations||Fee Schedule||Planning Board Rules & Regulations|
|ANR Handbook||Road Acceptance Policy||Forms & Applications|
|2023 Submittal Schedule|
The Ware Planning Board as been working with PVPC to establish new Subdivision Regulations. Below is a link for your reference.
PVPC Model Subdivision Regulations * THESE REGULATIONS HAVE NOT YET BEEN ADOPTED.