Town of Dover, MA
Norfolk County
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[HISTORY: Adopted as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
[Recodified ATM 3-8-1965 by Art. 14]
Wherever and whenever by force of the provisions of this Code, any person is required to do, omit to do or refrain from doing anything, the appropriate board or officer of the Town, after notice to such person, may do anything required to be done or repair any omission or the effect of failure to obey the provisions hereof at the expense of such person. The reasonable cost of such action, not exceeding the penalty allowed by law to be imposed by this Code, shall be paid out of the Town treasury and sued for and recovered by complaint before the District Court of Northern Norfolk and paid into the treasury of the Town, and action under this section shall be in substitution for and not in addition to the fine provided by the following section.
[Added ATM 5-6-1991 by Art. 24]
Whoever violates any Bylaws of the Town shall pay for each offense a fine not to exceed $300 unless some other penalty is expressly provided by law or by some Bylaw of the Town.
[Added ATM 5-6-1991 by Art. 24]
Violations of any Bylaw, Rule or Regulation of the Town or of any municipal officer, board or department, the violation of which is subject to a specific penalty, may be subject to noncriminal disposition as provided in MGL c. 40, § 21D. "Enforcing person" as used in this article shall mean any regular police officer with respect to any offense; Fire Chief; Building Inspector; Health Agent; Conservation Commissioner; Superintendent of Streets and any other official as the Board of Selectmen may from time to time designate, each with respect to violation of Bylaws and Rules and Regulations within their respective jurisdictions. If more than 1 official has jurisdiction in a given case, any such official may be an enforcing person with respect thereto.
[Added ATM 5-6-1991 by Art. 24]
Without intending to limit the generality of the foregoing, it is the intention of this article that the following Bylaws, Rules and Regulations are to be included within the scope of this article, and that the specific penalties as listed here shall apply in such cases:
Chapter and Section of Code
Fine
Chapter 80, Alcoholic Beverages
§ 80-1, Carrying in public places (per offense)
$50
Chapter 83, Animals, Article II, Dogs,
§ 83-8, Licensing
According to schedule set forth in § 83-6
Chapter 109, Firearms
§ 109-1, Discharge prohibited (per offense)
$200
Chapter 116, Groundwater Protection Districts
Prohibited uses or any other violation under this chapter (per offense) (See § 116-7.)
$300
Chapter 123, Junk and Junkyards, Article I, Storage
§ 123-1, Outdoor storage restricted (per offense)
$200
Chapter 137, Peddling and Soliciting
§ 137-1, Hours for selling; permit required; exceptions (per offense)
$50
Chapter 160, Streets and Sidewalks, Article I,
General Regulations
§ 160-3, Driveways; permit required, and
$200
§ 160-4, Excavations in streets (per offense)
[Amended ATM 5-6-1996 by Art. 17]
§ 160-6A Distribution of handbills (per offense)
$50
§ 160-11A and B, Deposit of rubbish; ice and snow, (per offense)
[Added ATM 5-6-1996 by Art. 18]
$100
§ 160-12, Discharge of firearms (per offense)
$300
Chapter 167, Vehicles, Abandoned and Junked
§ 167-1, Storage (per offense)
$200
Chapter 169, Vehicles and Traffic, Article I, Stopping, Standing or Parking
§§ 169-1 through 169-7, unlawful parking to include the following violations:
Restricted place or prohibited area
$10 for first offense; $25 for second offense; any other amount allowable under this article for subsequent offense
Parking within 10 feet of a fire hydrant
Obstructing a driveway
Parking within 20 feet of an intersecting way
Snow removal
Overtime parking
Over 1 foot from curb
Wrong direction
Obstructing a sidewalk
Obstructing a crosswalk
Double or improper parking
Handicapped parking
$25 for first offense; $50 for second offense
Chapter 172, Vehicles, Recreational
§ 172-1, Consent for use of property required (per offense)
$100
Chapter 177, Water, Article I, Pollution
§ 177-1, Fouling of waters prohibited (per offense)
$300
Chapter 185, Zoning
First offense
Warning
Second offense
$50
Third and subsequent offenses, per day
$300
Division 2, Part II, Board of Health Regulations
All chapters except Ch. 220, Smoking; Sale of Tobacco
$100
Chapter 220, Smoking; Sale of Tobacco
§ 220-13B(l), Violations and penalties
[Amended ATM 5-6-1996 by Art. 21]
First offense
Warning
Second offense
$100
Third offense
$200
Fourth and all subsequent offenses
$300
Chapter 245, Scenic Roads
First offense
Warning
Second offense
$50
Third and subsequent offenses, per day
$300
Chapter 248, Subdivision of Land
[Added ATM 5-4-1992 by Art. 21]
First offense
Warning
Second offense
$50
Third offense
$300
Chapter 263, Rules and Regulations for Dover Wetlands Protection Bylaw (per offense)
$300