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Town Bylaws, Regulations & Reports
These are not the official versions of the Town of Lenox By-Laws, Regulations of Sewer Use, Water Rules and Regulations, Traffic Rules and Orders, and Cemetery Rules and Regulations of the Town.  While reasonable efforts have been made to assure the accuracy of the data provided, please do not rely on this information without first checking an official 2005 Edition which is available at the Town Hall, 6 Walker Street.

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The following provisions shall constitute the General By-Laws of the Town of Lenox and shall be in lieu of all By-Laws heretofore, in force, provided, however, that the repeal of any By-Law may not be affected except by an affirmative vote thereon in a separate Article in any Town Meeting.
"Regulation of Sewer Use: regulating the use of public and private sewers and drains, the installation and connection of building sewers, and the discharge of waters and wastes into the public sewer system, authorizing the Town to establish reasonable charges for the use of sewers, and providing penalties for violations thereof: in the Town of Lenox, County of Berkshire, Commonwealth of Massachusetts, enacted in accordance with the provisions of M.G.L. Chapter 40, Section 21, No. 5 and No. 6 and Chapter 83, Section 16, all as mostly recently amended."
Regulation of Water Use: regulating the use of the public water system, the installation and connection of building services, authorizing the Town to establish reasonable charges for the use of the water system, and providing penalties for violations thereof, in the Town of Lenox, County of Berkshire, Commonwealth of Massachusetts, enacted in accordance with the provisions of M.G.L. Chapter 40, Section 8; Section 21, No. 7; and Sections 38 through 42K.
A Resident's Guide to Winter Snow & Ice Operations and Procedures
Regulation of Cemetery Use in the Town of Lenox, County of Berkshire, Commonwealth of Massachusetts, enacted in accordance with the provisions of M.G.L. Chapter 114.
This manual serves as a “How To” guide for those persons seeking to obtain permits or approvals for construction and land development in the Town of Lenox. The Town has endeavored to make this guide as complete as possible. However, it is important to note that guidelines and time periods may change. As such, it is advised that you meet with the proper delegating authority before you submit an application.
This Bylaw is adopted in accordance with the provisions of Chapter 808 of the Acts of 1975. Among the objectives of the Bylaw are the following:
(a) To prevent overcrowding of land; to avoid undue concentration of population; to conserve health; to lessen congestion in the streets; to secure safety from fire, flood and other dangers.
(b) To facilitate the adequate provision of transportation, water, water supply, drainage, sewerage, schools, parks, open space and other public requirements.
(c) To conserve the value of land and buildings, including the conservation of natural resources and the prevention of blight and pollution of the environment.
(d) To encourage the most appropriate use of land throughout the Town, including consideration of the recommendations of the master plan adopted by the Planning Board, and to preserve and increase amenities by the promulgation of regulations to fulfill said objectives
2009 Lenox Zoning Map
Adopted under the Subdivision Control Law, Sections 810K-GG inclusive, Chapter 41, G.L. Approved March 8, 2004
These guidelines are used by the Historic District Commissin during the review of that alterations and new construction within the District occur in a manner that preserves and respects Lenox's unique heritage applications, and are intended to ensure
A guide and a map of what can be done in the Historic District
To protect watershed resources and to preserve the natural scenic qualities of the mountain region.
 
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