Disclaimer and Terms of Use


The Town of Scituate provides this site as a public service. Unauthorized attempts to modify any information stored on this site or utilize this site for other than its intended purposes are prohibited. The Town makes no claims or guarantees about the accuracy or currency of the contents of this website and expressly disclaims liability for errors and omissions in its contents.

No warranty of any kind, express or implied, including but not limited to the warranties of non?infringement of third party rights, title, merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose and freedom from computer virus, is given with respect to this website or its links to other websites. All information and data on this website is subject to change without notice. Neither the Town nor its affiliates, employees or agents shall be liable for any loss or injury caused in whole or in part by use of this website or in reliance upon the information contained herein or linked hereto. You understand and agree that any material downloaded or otherwise obtained through the use of this website is done at your own risk and discretion and that you will be solely responsible for any damages to your computer system or loss of data that results from the download of such material.


The only information the Town will obtain about you when you visit this site is the information you provide to it. The Town's use and dissemination of the information you provide is governed by the Massachusetts Public Records Law, the Massachusetts Fair Information Practices Act, and laws relating to the confidentiality of tax, wage reporting, and child support information. The Town does not sell or rent information about its users, but it may share or exchange information in accordance with the above mentioned laws.

General and/or Zoning By-laws or Ordinances

The by-laws found on this site are provided as a service to Town residents and other interested parties. The Town makes no promises or guarantees about the accuracy, currency, completeness or adequacy of the contents of these by-laws, and expressly disclaims liability for errors and omissions in their contents. In any situation where the official printed publications of the Town differ from the text contained in this website, the official printed publications shall take precedence. Pursuant to Massachusetts General Laws, official printed copies of general and zoning by-laws are maintained in the office of the Town Clerk.

Town of Scituate’s Policy on Municipality Website Links and Information

The purpose of the Municipality’s website is to provide information about the local government, services, and attractions. The Municipality’s website may provide links to websites outside the locality’s website that also serve this purpose. The Municipality is not responsible for and does not endorse the information on any linked website unless the Municipality’s website states otherwise. The following criteria will be used to decide whether to grant requests for Municipality website links. If a particular request does not fit any of the following criteria, the local authority will decide whether to approve the request. The local authority will approve the requested website link if it serves the general purpose of the Municipality’s website.

The Municipality’s website will provide links to website for:

  1. Governmental and educational institutions
  2. Organization with some relationship to the municipality (including but not limited to: organizations contracting with the Town, organizations sponsoring Municipality activities or programs, and organizations participating in municipal activities or programs)
  3. Generally recognized community organizations (committee, boards)
  4. Organizations providing information about art, cultural, and sporting activities in the Town’s area.
  5. Organizations providing information about tourist attractions in the Municipality’s area.

The Municipality’s website will not provide links to websites for:

  1. Candidates for local, state, or federal offices.
  2. Political organizations or other organizations advocating a position on a local, state, or federal issue.
  3. Corporate or other for-profit organizations unless they fit any of the criteria state above.
  4. Individual or personal homepages.