City of Amesbury, MA
Essex County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town of Amesbury as Art. 23 of the 1990 Bylaws. Amendments noted where applicable.]
No person shall occupy a trailer or other structure designed to be mobile, whether or not permanent additions are planned or constructed, for dwelling or business purposes within the Town of Amesbury with the following exceptions:
A. 
The Building Commissioner may issue a permit to an owner of land who may thereupon permit the use of a trailer or mobile structure as a dwelling on his land by a nonpaying guest for a period not exceeding 30 days in any calendar year.
B. 
The Building Commissioner may issue a permit for the use of a trailer or mobile structure as a temporary office incidental to construction on or development of the land on which the trailer or mobile structure is to be located. Such permit shall be valid for a period of six months and shall be renewable for additional six-month periods at the discretion of the Board of Selectmen.
C. 
The Building Commissioner may issue a permit for occupancy of a trailer or mobile structure on land on which the permanent dwelling has been destroyed by fire, flood, or other disasters. Such permit shall run until the permanent dwelling has been rebuilt, but not for more than one year.
D. 
The Building Commissioner may issue a permit to a resident of the City to occupy a camping trailer on land owned by the resident for a period not exceeding three months.
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Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. II).
No structure existing in the Town of Amesbury on the date of original passage of this chapter in 1990 shall be in any way affected by the provisions thereof.
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Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. II).
Any persons violating the provisions of § 421-1 of this chapter shall be punished by a fine of $20. Each 24 hours of illegal occupancy shall be regarded as a separate violation.
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Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. II).