Town of Mansfield, MA
Bristol County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Meeting of the Town of Mansfield 5-19-2015 ATM by Art. 21. Amendments noted where applicable.]

§ 1-1 Repeal of prior provisions.

All bylaws of the Town heretofore in force, excepting the Bylaws for the Prevention of Fire and Preservation of Life, are hereby repealed, but this section shall not affect any act done, any right accrued, any penalty or liability accrued or any suit, prosecution, or proceeding heretofore taken or that shall be pending at the time the following bylaws take effect.

§ 1-2 General penalty.

The penalty for any violation of these bylaws, when not otherwise provided for either by Town bylaw or General Laws, shall be the forfeiture and payment of a fine not exceeding $300, to be paid into the Town Treasury.

§ 1-3 Amendments.

These bylaws may be amended at any Annual Town Meeting, provided an article for that purpose has been inserted in the Warrant for such meeting substantially stating the amendment proposed.

§ 1-4 When effective.

These bylaws shall take effect upon their approval and publication in the manner required by law.

§ 1-5 Noncriminal disposition authorized.

Any bylaw of the Town of Mansfield, or rule or regulation of its boards, commissions and committees, the violation of which is subject to a specific penalty, may, in the discretion of the "enforcing person," defined below, be enforced in accordance with the methods provided in MGL c. 40, § 21D.

§ 1-6 Enforcing persons.

"Enforcing person," as used in this article, shall mean any police officer or constable of the Town of Mansfield, with respect to any offense; Building Inspector, Board of Health Agent, Conservation Commission Agent, Animal Control Officer, Department of Public Works Superintendent, Fire Chief, or any agent of the above Town officials, each with respect to violations of bylaws or rules or regulations within their respective jurisdictions.

§ 1-7 Penalty amounts.

Each day on which any violation exists shall be deemed to be a separate offense.
Chapter/Section
Enforcing Person
Fine
7, Art. I
Not applicable
N/A
12[1]
Not applicable
N/A
18
Not applicable
N/A
40
Not applicable
N/A
49
Not applicable
N/A
60
Not applicable
N/A
81, Art. I
Police
$50
85
Police
$50
89
Police, Animal Control Officer, or their agent
As outlined
§ 94-16
Fire Department
$50
105, Art. I
Not applicable
N/A
105, Art. II
Not applicable
N/A
110, Art. I
Police
As outlined
115
Not applicable
N/A
128
Police
$50
143
Police
As outlined
167
Tree Warden
$50
176
Building Inspector, Department of Public Works Superintendent, Police and Fire Chief, Health Agent or their agents
$50
176
Health Agent
$50
Health Agent
As outlined
189
Building Inspector, Department of Public Works Superintendent, Police and Fire Chief, Health Agent or their agents
$50
§ 189-9
DPW Director, Town Engineer, Assistant Town Engineer
$250/day
§ 189-10
Police
$25
193
Building Inspector
$35
207, Art. I
Police
As outlined
207, Art. II
Police
$50
207, Art. III
Police
As outlined
214
Public Works Superintendent
As outlined
220
Not applicable
N/A
[1]
Editor's Note: This is a reference to Ch. 12 of the former bylaws, Building Code Board of Appeals, which has been repealed.