City of Springfield, MA
Hampden County
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[Adopted 9-15-1987 (Title 1, Ch. 1.16, §§ 1.16.000 and 1.16.010, of the 1986 Code)]
[Amended FCB 2-3-2009]
Any person violating any chapter or section of the revised ordinances may be penalized by indictment or on complaint brought in the District Court. Except as may otherwise be provided by law or a specific penalty enumerated in the ordinance, the maximum penalty for each violation, or offense, brought in such manner shall be $300.
[Amended 11-27-1987; 3-17-1988; 5-23-1991; 8-7-1991; 10-6-1992; 4-21-1988; 7-21-1995; 6-20-2006; FCB 2-3-2009; 7-22-2010; 11-22-2011; 1-15-2014]
Any person who violates any of the provisions of the revised ordinances which are enumerated in this section may be penalized by a noncriminal disposition as provided in MGL c. 40, § 21D. The noncriminal method of disposition may also be used for violations of any rule or regulation of any municipal officer, board or department which is subject to specific penalty. Without intending to limit the generality of the foregoing, it is the intention of this provision that the following ordinances are to be included within the scope of this section, that the specific penalties as listed herein shall apply in such cases and that, in addition to police officers, who shall in all cases be considered enforcing persons for the purpose of this provision, the municipal personnel listed for each section, if any, shall also be enforcing persons for such sections. Each day on which any violation exists shall be deemed to be a separate offense.
Ordinance
Violation
Enforcement
Penalty
§ 322-1
Removal of snow from sidewalks and hydrants
Fire Department
$25
§ 327-7
Placement of containers for ashes and rubbish
Housing Code Inspectors
$50
§ 327-14
Unregistered motor vehicle on premises
Housing Code Enforcement
$50
Rules and regulations of the Board of Park Commissioners: any rule or regulation
This ordinance may be enforced by the Superintendent, all deputies, all assistant deputy superintendents, the five unpaid Park Commissioners, and such park wardens as may be designated by the Mayor from time to time. The authority of the enforcing person shall extend only to the actual property under the jurisdiction of the Park Department.
$50
Any violation of the provisions of the Zoning Ordinances of the City of Springfield, as amended, including any condition attached to a special permit or to a Board of Appeals decision
These zoning ordinances may be enforced by the Commissioner of Code Enforcement, any Assistant Commissioner of Code Enforcement, Building Inspectors, Housing Inspectors or a Zoning Administrator.
$50
Zoning Ordinance, Section 2005(8), Conditions attached to special permit approvals
Building Inspectors
$50
Ordinance
General Ordinances
Enforcement
Penalty
Ch. 110, Art. I
Animal control, except as specifically set forth in Chapter 110, Article I
Animal Control Officer
$50
§ 118-10
Handbills and signs
Department of Public Works, Park Department
$50
§ 140-1
State Building Code violation
Building Inspectors
$25 to $1,000
§ 140-2
State Sanitary Code violation
Housing Code Enforcement
$25 to $300
§ 140-4
State Plumbers and Gas Fitters Code violation
Building Inspectors
$25 to $300
§ 140-5
State Electrical Code violation
Building Inspectors
$25 to $300
§ 140-6
State Fire Safety Code violation
Fire Department Inspectors
$25 to $300
§ 140-7
State Lead Poisoning and Control Code violation
Housing Code Enforcement
$25 to $300
§ 143-3
Numbers on buildings
Department of Public Works, Fire Department, Code Enforcement
$50
Ch. 240
Loitering
Park Department
$50
Ch. 259
Noise
Park Department
$50
§ 275-2
Alcoholic beverages
Park Department
$50
Ch. 279, Art. I
Hawkers and peddlers
Public Health Department
$50
Ch. 279, Art. III
Charitable solicitations
$50
Ch. 279, Art. IV
Transient vendors
Public Health Department
$50
Ch. 285, Art. II
Regulating the maintenance of vacant and/or foreclosing residential properties and foreclosures of owner-occupied residential properties
Building Commissioner, Fire Department, Code Enforcement
$300
Ch. 322
Snow and ice removal
Department of Public Works
$50
§ 327-4
Leaves and yard waste collection
Department of Public Works
$50
§ 327-7
Rubbish collection
Department of Public Works
$50
Litter in public places
Public Health Department, Department of Public Works, Park Department, Conservation Commission, Code Enforcement
$300
Placement of litter in receptacles to prevent scattering
Public Health Department, Department of Public Works, Park Department, Conservation Commission, Code Enforcement
$100
Sweeping litter into the gutter prohibited
Public Health Department, Department of Public Works, Park Department, Conservation Commission, Code Enforcement
$100
Merchants duty to keep sidewalk free of litter
Public Health Department, Department of Public Works, Park Department, Conservation Commission, Code Enforcement
$100
Litter thrown by persons in vehicle
Public Health Department, Department of Public Works, Park Department, Conservation Commission, Code Enforcement
$300
Truck loads causing litter
Public Health Department, Department of Public Works, Park Department, Conservation Commission, Code Enforcement
$300
Litter in parks and property under control of Park Department
Public Health Department, Department of Public Works, Park Department, Conservation Commission, Code Enforcement
$300
Litter in lakes, rivers, streams and fountains
Public Health Department, Department of Public Works, Park Department, Conservation Commission, Code Enforcement
$300
Handbills, posters and political signs
Public Health Department, Department of Public Works, Park Department, Conservation Commission, Code Enforcement
$100 per sign
Throwing or distributing handbills in public places
Public Health Department, Department of Public Works, Park Department, Conservation Commission, Code Enforcement
$100
Placing handbills on vehicles
Public Health Department, Department of Public Works, Park Department, Conservation Commission, Code Enforcement
$100
Prohibiting distribution of handbills where posted
Public Health Department, Department of Public Works, Park Department, Conservation Commission, Code Enforcement
$100
Depositing handbills on uninhabited or vacant premises
Public Health Department, Department of Public Works, Park Department, Conservation Commission, Code Enforcement
$100
§ 327-13N
Distributing handbills at inhabited private premises
Public Health Department, Department of Public Works, Park Department, Conservation Commission, Code Enforcement
$100
§ 327-13P
Dropping litter from aircraft
Public Health Department, Department of Public Works, Park Department, Conservation Commission, Code Enforcement
$100
§ 327-13Q
Posting notices prohibited
Public Health Department, Department of Public Works, Park Department, Conservation Commission, Code Enforcement
$300
§ 327-13R
Litter on occupied private land
Public Health Department, Department of Public Works, Park Department, Conservation Commission, Code Enforcement
$300
§ 327-13S
Litter on vacant lots
Public Health Department, Department of Public Works, Park Department, Conservation Commission, Code Enforcement
$300
§ 327-15
Shopping carts
Park Department
$50
Ch. 327, Art. II
Recycling collection
Department of Public Works
$50
§ 338-30
Maintenance of tree belts
Public Health Department, Department of Public Works
$50
§ 338-52
Motor vehicle repairs on sidewalks or streets
Department of Public Works
$50
§ 338-53
Vehicles crossing curbs
Department of Public Works
$50
§ 338-57
Sales in streets
Department of Public Works, Public Health Department
$50
§ 338-58
Sales from motor vehicles
Public Health Department
$50
§ 338-62
Gates and doors
Department of Public Works
$50
§ 338-64
Playing in streets
$50
Ch. 351
Tag/Garage sales
$50
§ 368-1
Significant trees
Park Department
$50
§ 368-4
Cutting trees on public property
Park Department, Department of Public Works
$50
Ch. 379, Art. I
Abandoned motor vehicles
Department of Public Works
$50
§ 385-9
Emergency parking ban
Department of Public Works
$50
Ch. 385, Art. VII
Permit parking
Department of Public Works
$50
§ 385-42
Crossing to avoid traffic signals
$50
Ch. 401
Bulk and waste hauling services
Public Health Department, Department of Public Works
$50