City of Springfield, MA
Hampden County
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Table of Contents
Table of Contents
In order to assist Code users in the transition to the organization of the new Code, the Derivation Table indicates where chapters, articles and sections of the 1986 Code have been included in the 2011 Code, or the reason for exclusion.
Chapter/Title From 1986 Code
Location in 2011 Code
Title 1, General Provisions
1.01, Code Adoption
See Ch. 1, Art. I
1.04, General Provisions
Ch. 1, Art. II
1.08, City Seal and Flag
Ch. 1, Art. III
1.12, Ordinances
Ch. 1, Art. IV
1.16, General Enforcement and Penalties
1.16.000, Criminal complaint and penalty
Ch. 1, Art. V
1.16.010, Noncriminal disposition and penalties
Ch. 1, Art. V
1.16.020 to 1.16.090, State codes adopted by reference
Ch. 140, Art. I
1.20, Ward and Precinct Boundaries
Ch. 1, Art. VI
1.24, Execution of Deeds, Leases, Etc.
Ch. 23
Title 2, Administration
2.02, City Council
Ch. 61
2.04, Mayor
Ch. 61
2.05, Department of Administration and Finance
Ch. 27, Art. XV
2.06, City Clerk
Ch. 67, Art. I
2.07, Finance Director
Ch. 67, Art. II
2.08, Director of Internal Audit
Ch. 67, Art. III
2.09, Comptroller
Ch. 67, Art. IV
2.10, City Treasurer
Ch. 67, Art. V
2.12, Election of Appointment of Officers
Ch. 5, Art. I
2.14, Open Meetings, Notice Requirements, Annual Reports
Ch. 5, Art. II
2.16, Department of Law
Ch. 27, Art. I
2.20, Department of Municipal Information Systems
Ch. 27, Art. II
2.22, City Collector
Ch. 67, Art. VI
2.24, City Messenger
Ch. 67, Art. VII
2.26, Bee Commissioner
Ch. 67, Art. VIII
2.28, Retirement Board
Ch. 16, Art. I
2.30, Commissioner of Abandoned or Neglected Burying Grounds
Ch. 67, Art. IX
2.32, Building Standards Committee
Ch. 16, Art. II
2.34, Council on Aging
2.34.010 - 2.34.030, Council on Aging
Ch. 16, Art. III
2.34040 - 2.34.070, Department of Elder Affairs
Ch. 27, Art. III
2.36, City Physician
Ch. 67, Art. X
2.38, Commission on Women's Affairs
Ch. 16, Art. IV
2.40, Labor Relations Department
Ch. 27, Art. XII
2.42, Youth Commission
Ch. 16, Art. V
2.44, Deferred Compensation Advisory Commission
Ch. 16, Art. VI
2.46, Springfield Historical Commission
Ch. 49
2.48, Springfield Riverfront Development Commission
Ch. 16, Art. VII
2.50, Commission on Disability
Ch. 16, Art. VIII
2.52, Measurers of Lumber
Ch. 67, Art. XI
2.54, Fire Commissioner
Ch. 67, Art. XII
2.56, Fire Department
Ch. 27, Art. XI
2.57, Dispatch Department
Ch. 27, Art. XIII
2.58, Police Commissioner
Ch. 67, Art. XIII
2.60, Police Department
Ch. 27, Art. IV
2.62, City Planning
Ch. 78
2.64, Chief Development Officer
Ch. 67, Art. XIV
2.66, Department of Code Enforcement
Ch. 27, Art. V
2.68, Human Services Department
Ch. 27, Art. VI
2.70, Veterans' Services
Ch. 27, Art. VII
2.72, Department of Public Works
Ch. 27, Art. VIII
2.74, Board of Public Works
Ch. 16, Art. IX
2.76, Department of Facilities Management
Ch. 27, Art. IX
2.78, Board of Election Commissioners
Ch. 16, Art. X
2.80, School Building Commission
Ch. 16, Art. XI
2.82, Municipal Chime Ringer
Ch. 67, Art. XV
2.84, Polling Places in Public Buildings
Ch. 5, Art. III
2.86, Municipal Office of Community Affairs
Ch. 16, Art. XII
2.88, Audit Committee
Ch. 16, Art. XIII
2.90, Human Relations Commission
Ch. 16, Art. XIV
2.92, Springfield Technology Commission
Ch. 16, Art. XV
2.94, Housing Commission
Ch. 16, Art. XVI
2.96, Capital Improvement Planning Committee
Ch. 16, Art. XVII
2.98, The Library Department and Board of Library Commissioners
Ch. 27, Art. X
2.100, Code of Conduct and Ethics; Lobbying; Financial Disclosure
Ch. 38
2.200, CitiStat Department
Ch. 27, Art. XIV
Title 3, Personnel
Ch. 73
Title 4, Revenue and Finance
4.04 to 4.15, Purchasing and Contracts
Ch. 82
4.16, Claims Against City
Ch. 42, Art. I
4.20, Petty Cash Funds
Ch. 42, Art. II
4.22, Public Hearings on Fee or Rate Increases
Ch. 42, Art. III
4.24, Municipal Charges Liens
Ch. 42, Art. IV
4.28, Expense of Advertising Petitions
Ch. 42, Art. V
4.32, Tax Assessors
Ch. 10
4.36, Municipal Tax Repayment Agreements
Ch. 355, Art. II
4.40, Urban Pioneer Municipal Tax Repayment Agreement Regulations
Ch. 355, Art. III
4.42, Productivity Bank
Ch. 42, Art. VI
4.44, Financial Ordinances
Ch. 42, Art. VII
Title 5, Business Licenses and Regulations
5.04, Buses
Ch. 149
5.08, Pawnbrokers and Junk Dealers
Ch. 270
5.12, Hawkers and Peddlers
Ch. 279, Art. I
5.16, Itinerant Wholesale Fruit or Vegetable Dealers
Ch. 279, Art. II
5.20, Auctioneers
Ch. 115
5.24, Fortune-telling and Character Reading
Ch. 184
5.26, Contracted School Transportation Regulations
Ch. 390, Art. I
5.28, Taxi and Livery Commission
Ch. 390, Art. II
5.32, Lodging Houses
Ch. 175, Art. III
5.34, Rooming Unit Rentals
Ch. 235, Art. I
5.36, Charitable Solicitations
Ch. 279, Art. III
5.40, Massage Business or Occupation
Ch. 247
5.42, Biomedical Research Regulations
Ch. 123
5.44, License Fees for Storage of Inflammable Liquids
Ch. 175, Art. II
5.48, Temporary Outdoor Amusements
Ch. 105, Art. I
5.52, Automatic Amusement Device License Fee
Ch. 105, Art. II
5.56, Transient Vendors
Ch. 279, Art. IV
5.60, Mobile Home Park Rent Control Board
Ch. 16, Art. XVIII
5.64, Revocation or Suspension of Licenses and Permits
Ch. 229
5.68, Brownfield Tax Abatements
Ch. 355, Art. I
5.72, Body Art Establishments
Ch. 131
Title 6, Animals
Ch. 110
Title 7, Health and Safety
7.04, Office of Emergency Preparedness
Ch. 34, Art. I
7.04.080, Hazmat alert notification regulations
Ch. 208, Art. I
7.08, Emergency Medical Services
Ch. 34, Art. II
7.12, Fire Prevention
Ch. 178
7.13, Alarm Systems Regulations and Inspection Fees
Ch. 100, Art. I
7.16, Solid Waste, Litter and Weeds
Ch. 327
7.17, Bulk and Waste Hauling Services
Ch. 401
7.18, False Alarm Regulations
Ch. 100, Art. II
7.20, Noise Control
Ch. 259
7.24, Snow and Ice
Ch. 322
7.28, Rest Rooms
Ch. 213, Art. I
7.36, Anti Blight Program
Ch. 285, Art. I
7.40, Tobacco Sales Regulations
Ch. 362
7.44, Smoking
Ch. 316
7.50, Regulating the Maintenance of Vacant and/or Foreclosing Residential Properties
Ch. 285, Art. II
7.60, Facilitating Mediation of Mortgage Foreclosures of Owner-Occupied Residential Properties
Ch. 182, Art. I
7.70, Community Gardens
Ch. 154
7.80, Site Assignment Fee Regulations for Facilities Where Site Assignment is Ordered Pursuant to MGL c. 111, § 143
Ch. 175, Art. IV
Title 8, Public Peace, Morals and Welfare
8.04, Offenses Against Public Peace and Decency
Ch. 275
8.08, Offenses Involving Property
Ch. 275
8.12, Weapons and Explosives
Ch. 412
8.16, Curfew
Ch. 157
8.18, School Attendance Curfew
Expired
8.20, Miscellaneous Offenses
8.20.010, Iceboxes, refrigerators and stoves–storing or discarding
Ch. 275
8.20.020, Sales–standing in highway or hallway to attract attention
Ch. 275
8.20.030, Schools–sale of food or other articles intended for human consumption within certain distance
Ch. 279, Art. V
8.20.040, Swimming pools
Ch. 347
8.20.050, Whistles or horns used by fire, police and water departments
Ch. 275
8.20.060, Tag sales
Ch. 351
8.20.070, Significant trees
Ch. 368
8.20.080, Sale of spray paint cans and indelible markers
Ch. 201, Art. I
8.24, Loitering
Ch. 240
8.28, Panhandling
Ch. 279, Art. VI
8.32, Vandalism and Graffiti
Ch. 201, Art. II
8.36, Registered Sex Offender Restrictions
Ch. 304
8.40, Public Consumption of Marijuana or Tetrahydrocannabinol
Ch. 165, Art. I
8.42, Offenses Involving Gang Activity
Ch. 190
Title 9, Vehicles and Traffic
9.04, Administration
Ch. 385
9.08, Restricted Use of Certain Streets
Ch. 385
9.12, Parking Lots
Ch. 385
9.16, Emergency Snow and Ice Ban on Parking Vehicles
Ch. 385
9.20, Parking Meters
Ch. 385
9.21, Permit Parking
Ch. 385
9.24, Miscellaneous Regulations
9.24.010, Riding, holding on or hanging onto vehicle so that person protrudes therefrom
Ch. 385
9.24.011, Crossing to avoid traffic signals and signs prohibited
Ch. 385
9.24.020, Abandoned motor vehicles–removal and disposal
Ch. 379, Art. I
9.24.030, Parking vehicles on public ways without valid registration
Ch. 379, Art. II
9.26, Skateboards
Ch. 311, Art. I
9.28, Motorized Scooter Regulations
Ch. 311, Art. II
9.32, Automated Red Light Violations
Ch. 385
9.34, Valet Parking Regulations
Ch. 265
9.38, Engine Brakes–Prohibited
Ch. 385
Title 10, Streets, Sidewalks and Public Places
10.04, Construction and Maintenance of Streets and Sidewalks
Ch. 338, Art. I
10.08, Poles and Wires
Ch. 338, Art. II
10.12, Parks and Trees
Ch. 368
10.16, Street and Sidewalk Use Regulations
Ch. 338, Art. III
10.20, Wetland Protection Regulations
Ch. 417
Title 11, Public Services
11.04, Water
Ch. 405
11.08, Sewers, Drains and Wastewater Treatment
Ch. 300, Part 1
11.12, Assessments and User Charges for Wastewater Facilities
Ch. 300, Part 2
Title 12, Buildings and Construction
12.08, Building Permit Fees
§§ 12.08.010 - 12.08.190
Ch. 175, Art. I
§§ 12.08.200 - 12.08.240
Ch. 140, Art. II
12.12, Awnings, Canopies and Signs
Ch. 118
12.16, Numbering of Buildings
Ch. 143
12.20, Excavation and Trench Safety
Ch. 172
Special Acts and Resolves
Ch. A450