City of Lowell, MA
Middlesex County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the City Council of the City of Lowell 4-26-1988 as § 5-2 of the 1988 Code. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Inspectional Services Department — See Ch. 20, Art. II.
Dangerous buildings — See Ch. 119.
Electrical standards — See Ch. 140.
Fees — See Ch. 150.
Fire prevention — See Ch. 155.
Housing standards — See Ch. 176.
Property maintenance — See Ch. 227.
Water and sewers — See Ch. 272.
No person shall place, erect, move or remove a balcony, canopy, awning, marquee, clock, or other structure or advertising device without a permit from the Inspector of Buildings, even though a license therefor has been granted by the City Council under the provisions of MGL c. 85, § 8.
[Added 8-26-2003]
A. 
Definition. "Construction dumpsters" shall mean any dumpster receptacle of any size used for the temporary collection of debris from demolition, construction, renovation, rehabilitation or other alteration of a building or structure.
B. 
Permit. A construction dumpster used for construction activity in connection with a building or demolition permit shall be considered as part of such permit and shall be governed by the provisions of the State Building Code. No separate permit shall be required for a construction dumpster.
C. 
Disposal. Disposal of debris for a construction project shall be governed by the provisions of MGL c. 40, § 54, as amended, and MGL c. 111, § 150A, as amended.
D. 
Removal of dumpster. Construction dumpsters shall be removed from a construction/demolition site within 10 days of completion of the construction/demolition activity covered by the permit therefor as determined by the Building Official who issued the permit.
E. 
Penalty for violation.
(1) 
Violations of Subsection C shall be punished as provided in the applicable statutes governing such disposal.
(2) 
Violations of Subsection D shall be subject to the following criminal or noncriminal disposition:
(a) 
Criminal disposition. Upon criminal complaint, a person who violates a provision of Subsection D shall be, if so found by the court, guilty of a separate offense for each day or part of a day during which the violation is committed, continued, or permitted. Each offense, upon conviction, is punishable by a fine not to exceed $100.
(b) 
Noncriminal disposition. Any person who violates any provision of Subsection D may be penalized by a noncriminal disposition as provided for under § 1-6 of this Code and MGL c. 40, § 21D, as amended. This section shall be enforced by a Building Official of the City of Lowell who shall issue a notice to appear in court. The penalty for each violation shall be $50 for each day or part of a day during which the violation is committed, continued or permitted.
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Editor's Note: See also § 171-13, Refuse dumpsters.