Zoning Enforcement

Zoning Enforcement

The Zoning Enforcement Officer of the Town of Acton, as appointed by the Town Manager, is the individual designated to enforce the Zoning Bylaw.

The Zoning Enforcement Officer, upon a written complaint of any citizen of Acton or owner of property within Acton or upon such Zoning Enforcement Officer's own initiative, shall institute any appropriate action or proceedings in the name of the Town of Acton to prevent, correct, restrain or abate violation of the Zoning Bylaw. In the case where the Zoning Enforcement Officer is requested in writing to enforce the Zoning Bylaw against any person allegedly in violation of same and the Zoning Enforcement Offer declines to act, the Zoning Enforcement officer shall notify, in writing, the party requesting such enforcement of any action or refusal to act and the reasons therefore, within 14 days of receipt of such request.


Violation of the Bylaw shall be punishable by a fine of $300.00 for each offense. Each day that such violation continues shall constitute a separate offense.

Zoning Bylaw - Section 11. Enforcement