City of Nashua, NH
Hillsborough County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Aldermen of the City of Nashua 6-14-2016 by Ord. No. O-16-003. Amendments noted where applicable.]
City departments or officials charged with the responsibility for enforcing the ordinances and codes of the City are hereby authorized to issue citations for any violation of the ordinances or codes that they are responsible for enforcing. The enforcement authority provided hereby is provided for in RSA 31:39-c and is in addition to the authority for ordinance and code enforcement that currently exists.
A citation is a written and/or printed notice describing a specific violation of a City ordinance or code which is served on the person responsible for the violation. Each day on which a violation exists or occurs is a separate offense, and a citation may be issued for each offense. A citation shall be served in the manner described in this chapter, and shall contain the following information:
A. 
A clear and concise description of the violation.
B. 
The location of the violation and the date and time on which it was observed.
C. 
The name and address of the person responsible for the violation.
D. 
The penalty for the violation as provided for in this chapter.
E. 
A statement or table describing the penalties for future occurrences of the same violation.
F. 
A statement as to whether the citation is being issued for a first, second, or subsequent offense.
G. 
The name and address of the office to which the payment of the penalty may be made.
H. 
The time period during which a reduced penalty may be paid in full satisfaction of the citation.
I. 
Notification that failure to pay the penalty may result in court action.
J. 
The signature and printed name and department of the individual issuing the citation.
A. 
Any citation shall be served by the official issuing it in any one of the following ways:
(1) 
In hand to the person responsible for the violation; or
(2) 
By certified, registered or U.S. Postal Service first-class mail, to the last known address of the person responsible for the violation, or as listed with the NH Division of Motor Vehicles.
B. 
The official serving the citation shall maintain a record of the date, time, and manner of service of the citation, including the post office receipt if service was accomplished by registered or certified mail.
A. 
Table 4-1.
(1) 
The penalties for any offense relating to the following ordinances for which a citation has been issued shall be as follows:
Table 4-1
NRO
First Offense
Second Offense
Third Offense
Description
§ 182-28
$50
$100
$250
Exterior standards
§ 182-29
$50
$100
$250
Interior standards
§ 182-30
$50
$100
$250
Premises and accessory structure standards
§ 182-31
$50
$100
$250
Emergency and Code Enforcement Department information
§ 182-32
$50
$100
$250
Standards
§ 182-33
$50
$100
$250
Sanitary facilities
§ 182-34
$50
$100
$250
Mechanical requirements
§ 182-35
$50
$100
$250
Electrical requirements
§ 182-36
$50
$100
$250
Means of egress standards
§ 182-37
$50
$100
$250
Lodging units
§ 182-38
$50
$100
$250
Number of exitways
§ 182-39
$50
$100
$250
Egress doors
§ 182-40
$50
$100
$250
Fire escapes and ladders
§ 182-41
$50
$100
$250
Smoke detectors/alarm devices
§ 182-42
$50
$100
$250
Fire suppression systems
§ 170-2
$100
$250
Court appearance
FS license required
§ 170-5 He-P 2303.01 + .02(a)-(o)
$100
$250
$500
CV 01-Food source, condition, spoilage
§ 170-5 He-P 2304.04-22
$100
$250
$500
CV 03-Food protection-PHF meets temp requirements
§ 170-5 He-P 2304.23+24
$100
$250
$500
CV 04-Food protection-facilities maintain product temps
§ 170-5 He-P 2304.29-35
$100
$250
$500
CV 07-Food protection-unwrapped + PHF not re-served
§ 170-5 He-P 2305.01-05
$100
$250
$500
CV 11-Personnel with infections restricted
§ 170-5 He-P 2305.06-08
$100
$250
$500
CV 12-Personnel-hands washed and good hygienic practices
§ 170-5 He-P 2310.03
$100
$250
$500
CV 20-Food equip. + utensils-sanitized, etc.
§ 170-5 He-P 2311
$100
$250
$500
CV 27-Water source-hot and cold
§ 170-5 He-P 2312
$100
$250
$500
CV 28-Sewage and waste water disposal
§ 170-5 He-P 2313.02
$100
$250
$500
CV 30-Plumbing-cross connection, backflow, etc.
§ 170-5 Plu 700 + He-P 2314.01-03
$100
$250
$500
CV 31-Toilet + hand washing facilities
§ 170-5 He-P 2316
$100
$250
$500
CV 35-Insect, rodent animal control
§ 170-5 He-P 2321
$100
$250
$500
CV 41-Other operations-toxic items
Chap. 105 Art. II
$50
$100
$200
Building violation
Chap. 105 Art. III
$50
$100
$200
Mechanical violation
Chap. 105 Art. IV
$50
$100
$200
Plumbing violation
Chap. 105 Art. V
$50
$100
$200
Electrical violation
$200
$400
Court appearance
Site plan violation
$200
$400
Court appearance
Subdivision plan violation
§ 190-15
$100
$200
Court appearance
Zoning use violation
§ 190-16
$100
$200
Court appearance
Zoning dimensional violation
Chap. 190, Art. X
$100
$200
Court appearance
Sign violation
Chap. 190, Art. XI
$100
$200
Court appearance
Wetlands violation
Chap. 190, Art. VII
$100
$200
Court appearance
Floodplain violation
Chap. 156 Art. IV NFPA 1
$200
$400
Court appearance
Exceeding occupancy capacity of the posted place of assembly permit
Chap. 156 Art. IV NFPA 17A
$100
$200
Court appearance
Failure to maintain kitchen hood suppression system
Chap. 156 Art. IV NFPA 96
$100
$200
Court appearance
Failure to maintain cooking hood and ventilation system
Chap. 156 Art. IV NFPA 25
$150
$300
Court appearance
Failure to maintain the building's water-based fire protection system
Chap. 156 Art. IV NFPA 72
$150
$300
Court appearance
Failure to maintain the building's fire alarm system
(2) 
If any penalty set forth in Table 4-1 is not paid within 10 days of the date the citation was issued, the penalty shall be the amount set forth in Table 4-1 of this subsection plus $50 up to a maximum of $1,000.
B. 
The penalties for any other offense for which a citation has been issued shall be as follows:
(1) 
First offense: $50 if paid within 10 days; $100 thereafter.
(2) 
Second offense: $100 if paid within 10 days; $150 thereafter.
(3) 
Subsequent offense: $200 if paid within 10 days; $250 thereafter.
C. 
Second and subsequent offenses are offenses that occur within 12 months of the first offense.
Whenever any person fails to pay any penalty imposed pursuant to a citation issued under the authority granted by this chapter, § 1-12 or § 1-13, such person shall be guilty of a violation and shall, upon conviction, be punished by a fine not to exceed the maximum allowed by RSA 47:17 or other applicable law for each offense. Each citation penalty which is not paid shall constitute a separate offense. If the administrative enforcement system established in the Code is unsuccessful at resolving alleged violations, a summons may be issued as otherwise provided by law, including use of the procedure for plea by mail set forth in RSA 31:39-d.