City of Haverhill, MA
Essex County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the City Council of the City of Haverhill as Secs. 23-1, 23-2, 23-3 and 22-43 of the 1963 City Code (Ch. 213 of the 1980 Code). Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Projections and encroachments on public ways — See Ch. 222, Art. IV.
Zoning — See Ch. 255.

§ 213-1 Permit required for advertising devices.

No person shall, in any street or way or other public place, post up or paint any placard, handbill, poster, notice or advertising design, or cut or carve any such notice or advertising design upon any object, nor shall any person erect or maintain any billboards or bulletin boards in any street or way or public place without first obtaining a permit therefor from the Chief of Police.

§ 213-2 Permit required for billboards and advertising devices.

No person shall post, erect, display or maintain in the City on any public way or on private property within public view from any highway, public park or reservation any billboard or advertising device without first obtaining a permit therefor from the City Council. Application for the permit shall be made to the City Council, which shall refer the same to the Planning Board of the City for hearing and report, and notice of the time and place of the hearing shall be given by the Board by publication in a local newspaper at least 10 days before the hearing. This section shall not apply to billboards, etc., already erected, nor shall it include signs, etc., exempted by provisions of MGL c. 93, §§ 29 to 33, inclusive.

§ 213-3 Permit required for postings on fences, walls, trees and poles.

[Amended 5-1-2001 by Doc. 68; 10-26-2010 by Doc. 99-BB]
No person shall post on or affix to any fence, wall, tree box, post, pole, including utility poles, or other structure within or bordering on the lines of any public street, way or ground any bill, placard, notice, poster or advertising design without first obtaining from the Chief of Police a permit therefor, nor shall any such matter be posted or affixed to a billboard or bulletin board without the previously obtained consent of the owner thereof.

§ 213-4 Advertising signs on vehicles.

No person shall operate or park a vehicle on any street or highway for the sole purpose of displaying advertising signs, without a permit from the Chief of Police.

§ 213-5 Advertising on or over City property.

[Added 10-26-2010 by Doc. 99-BB; amended 7-24-2012 by Doc. 74]
A. 
Unless otherwise provided for within this Code, no person shall place advertising on any building, facility or real property owned or controlled by the City of Haverhill without a permit from the City Council.
B. 
Banners to be attached to a City building or facility advertising a public entertainment or event shall be allowed on a first-come basis for a period of time not to exceed two weeks prior to the event. Banners shall be hung commencing on a Monday, or Tuesday if Monday is a legal holiday, following approval. All such banners shall be hung by the Department of Public Works. The City Council shall demand a suitable surety bond or insurance indemnity policy to save the City harmless from all liability of any nature whatsoever caused directly or indirectly by the hanging of such banners. Preference for the hanging of banners shall be given to persons and/or organizations from within the City.
C. 
A fee of $200 shall be charged to hang banners over a sidewalk or public way.