Town of Westminster, MA
Worcester County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Annual Town Meeting 6-8-1991 by Art. 18. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Alarm systems — See Ch. 67.
[Amended ATM 5-4-2002 by Art. 40]
Any building other than a residential building of fewer than six units, which has a fire alarm system or other fire protection system, shall provide a secure key box installed in a location accessible to the Fire Department in case of emergency. This key box shall contain keys, keycards, and/or codes to gain access to the building, to fire alarm control panels, elevators, or any other key or key-type device necessary to operate or service fire protection systems.
The key box shall be a type approved by the Chief of the Westminster Fire Department and shall be located and installed as approved by the Chief.
All existing buildings shall be required to comply within 36 months of the effective date of this chapter in all commercial buildings not normally occupied 24 hours.
All newly constructed buildings regardless of use of occupancy, except residential dwellings under six units, shall have installed an approved key box system.
All buildings equipped with elevators shall be provided with a master key security box so as to have an elevator key on hand.
[Added ATM 5-1-1999 by Art. 30; amended ATM 5-4-2002 by Art. 40]
The owner of the building is responsible for obtaining and mounting the key box on the building at a location approved by the Fire Chief or his designee. The occupant of the building is responsible for providing the initial keys, keycards, and/or codes and updated keys, keycards, and/or codes to the Fire Department at time of occupancy or within one week of any changes.
[Added ATM 5-1-1999 by Art. 30]
Any person violating any provision of this chapter shall be fined not more than $300 for each offense.