Town of Harwich, MA
Barnstable County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Special Town Meeting of the Town of Harwich 5-5-2009 by Art. 1. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Any owner or agent who shall offer for rent or lease any building or portion thereof to be used for habitation, other than duly authorized or licensed premises, for a period of 90 days or less shall first register with the Building Official, who shall determine the number of persons said building or portion thereof can legally accommodate.
Upon the arrest and conviction for violation of any statute of the commonwealth reported to have taken place on any such rented or leased premises as described in § 230-1, the tenant, holder of a lease, and anyone found to be in violation of the preceding section shall be punished by a fine of $20, if at the time of said violation it was found that the number of occupants on or about any such premises exceeded 200% of the registered occupancy as required by the provisions of § 230-1 of this bylaw or the amount so to be determined by the Health Inspector if no such registration shall be in effect.
Any building or portion thereof registered as required by this bylaw shall have conspicuously posted therein a certificate of registration together with a copy of this bylaw.