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Ordinances of the City of Somerville

Ordinances are written laws adopted by the City of Somerville that serve as permanent, enforceable laws (unless amended or repealed through the adoption of a new ordinance).   

Somerville Code of Ordinances

Ordinances are written laws adopted by the City of Somerville that serve as permanent, enforceable laws (unless amended or repealed through the adoption of a new ordinance). 

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Somerville Code of Ordinances ― Municode  
 

Somerville Zoning Ordinances

A zoning ordinance is a rule that defines how property in specific geographic zones can be used. Zoning ordinances detail whether specific geographic zones are acceptable for residential, commercial or industrial purposes.

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Somerville Zoning Ordinance on Municode 

Your Somerville Charter

The Somerville Charter Review Committee presented its final recommendations in 2022. You can get an overview of Somerville City Ordinances in the committee's handbook, "Your Somerville Charter, A Handbook for Somerville Residents."

Final Recommendations of the Charter Review Committee

Charter & Ordinance Handbook for Somerville Residents

 

Programs & Initiatives

In 2023, the City created the Digital Bridge Initiative (DBI). The goal of the DBI is to support existing programming and to create new initiatives.
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