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Town of Franklin, MA
Norfolk County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Council of the Town of Franklin 9-24-1986 by Bylaw Amendment 86-75. Amendments noted where applicable.]
No person shall use or operate a motorized off-road vehicle, including but not limited to minibikes, trail bikes, all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) or snowmobiles, or similar motorized vehicle which is eligible for registration under Chapter 90B of the General Laws of the commonwealth or any vehicle as described in § 20 of said chapter on any Town-owned property, except public roads and streets, without prior written consent of the Town authority having the responsibility for the management of such property. Any such consent shall be temporary in nature, shall specify the period of time during which it is in force and shall only be granted where the proposed use or operation will not, in the judgment of the Town authority granting the same, be detrimental to the purpose for which such property is owned. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary hereinabove contained, parking areas established for use in connection with such park or such other public property may be used for parking purposes without prior consent.
No person shall use or operate any such vehicle on or over any private property within the limits of the Town of Franklin without the written consent of the owner of such property.
[Amended 12-9-1987 by Bylaw Amendment 87-116]
All vehicles described in this chapter, unless registered with the commonwealth, shall be registered with the Franklin Police Department for a fee as established in Chapter 82, Fees, of the Code of the Town of Franklin. Should such operator be a minor, application for such registration shall be made by his/her parents or guardian.
A. 
Penalty for operating such vehicles without Town registration and written permission shall be as follows:
(1) 
First offense: fine of $25 and vehicle impoundment for 15 days.
(2) 
Second offense: fine of $50 and vehicle impoundment for 30 days.
(3) 
Third and subsequent offenses: fine of $100 and vehicle impoundment for 90 to 120 days.
B. 
All fees or charges associated with impoundment of vehicles shall be the responsibility of the vehicle owner.