Town of Lexington, MA
Middlesex County
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Table of Contents
Table of Contents
[HISTORY: Adopted by the Annual Town Meeting of the Town of Lexington 4-3-1967 by Art. 83 as Art. XXVII of the 1967 Bylaws. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Board of Health regulations — See Ch. 155, Art. VI.
No person shall own or keep in this Town any dog or pet which, by barking, biting or howling, or in any other manner, disturbs the peace and quiet of any person, and no person shall own, or keep in this Town any bird or fowl which, by screeching or crowing or in any other manner, disturbs the peace and quiet of any person.
[Amended 6-4-1968 STM by Art. 20; 3-31-1976 ATM by Art. 72; 4-4-1979 ATM by Art. 53; 4-8-1991 ATM by Art. 42; 4-8-1998 ATM by Art. 52]
A. 
No dog owned or kept in this Town shall be allowed to be off the premises of its owner or keeper except in the immediate restraint and control of some person by means of a leash or by effective command. The owner or keeper of any such dog that is not restrained or controlled off the premises of its owner or keeper shall be punishable by a fine of up to $50 or the maximum permitted by Section 173A of Chapter 140 of the General Laws, whichever is higher.
B. 
All dogs shall be duly licensed as provided in Chapter 140 of the General Laws. An owner or keeper of a dog who fails to renew a dog license within 21 days after being notified that a previously issued license has expired may be assessed a fee in addition to any other charges due for such license. All such fees shall be set in accordance with Chapter 40, § 22F of the General Laws, not to exceed $50.
[Amended 3-26-2012 ATM by Art. 32]
[Added 3-28-1994 ATM by Art. 29]
It shall be the responsibility of each person who owns, possesses or controls a dog to remove and dispose of any feces left by his/her dog on any street, public place or any private property of another. This section shall not apply to a guide dog accompanying any handicapped person.
No person shall ride or drive any horse in any street or public place in the Town in such manner as to injure or unreasonably incommode or endanger travelers thereon.
[Amended 5-3-1982 ATM by Art. 48]
No person shall permit any horse or other grazing animal to pasture, graze or go at large on any street or public place.
No driver of a horse or vehicle shall drive or allow the same to stand or be on any sidewalk.