Town of Watertown, MA
Middlesex County
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[1982 Code, Ch. VIII, § 8]
(A) 
The Licensing Board may license hackney carriages or motor vehicles for the conveyance of persons for hire from place to place within the town and they may license or issue permits to persons who operate the licensed carriages or motor vehicles and they may revoke the licenses at their discretion. A record of all licenses so granted or revoked shall be kept by the Licensing Board on file in the office of the Town Clerk. No person shall set up, use or drive in the town any hackney carriage or motor vehicle for the conveyance of passengers for hire from place to place within the town or operate in the town a carriage or motor vehicle without first obtaining from the Licensing Board the license or licenses required under this section. All licenses under this section shall expire on April 30 next after the date thereof and shall not be transferred without the consent of the Licensing Board endorsed thereon.
(B) 
The license fee for each carriage or motor vehicle shall be $25 and for each operator the fee shall be $10. These fees shall be paid to the Chief of Police for the use of the town. The license granted under this section shall become void if the applicant neglects or refuses to take out and pay for his or her license within 10 days after notice that it has been granted.
(C) 
The Licensing Board may grant to the owner of a carriage or motor vehicle licensed under this section a license to use a certain portion of a public way as a carriage or taxi stand for the solicitation of passengers for hire. No person shall use any portion of a public way for this purpose without a license. The fee for a licensed carriage or taxi cab stand shall be $15 and the same shall be paid to the Chief of Police for the use of the town. All licenses shall expire on April 30 next after the date thereof.
[1982 Code, Ch. VIII, § 21]
No peddler, hawker, or solicitor, whether licensed or unlicensed, in carrying on the occupation or going from place to place in the town in the pursuit of the occupation, shall permit or suffer any motor vehicle or other vehicle used by him or her in connection therewith, to stand or remain in any one place, or within 500 feet thereof, longer than 10 consecutive minutes or more than 10 minutes out of any 60 consecutive minutes, or in front of any premises for the purpose, for any time, if the owner, lessee or occupant objects.
[1982 Code, Ch. VIII, § 29]
(A) 
No person shall engage in the town in the business of conducting or maintaining an establishment for letting out motor vehicles for hire, however computed or determined, without a license granted by the Licensing Board of the town, hereinafter called the Board.
(B) 
The license shall in either case specify all the premises to be occupied by the licensee for the purpose of conducting the licensed business. The fee for each license shall be the amount as may be established by the Board, and the Board may reasonably classify the licenses and fees. Licenses granted hereunder shall expire on January 1 following the date of issue or on the date as may be specified therein and may be suspended or revoked by the Board.
(C) 
Licenses granted hereunder shall not be granted until after a hearing, notice of which shall be sent by the applicant by certified mail to all owners of abutting property.
[1982 Code, Ch. VIII, § 30; amended Ord. 896, passed 7-10-1990]
(A) 
No person shall engage in the town in the business of conducting or maintaining an establishment for the repairing of motor vehicles, including, but not limited to, the installation of motor vehicle radios, alarms, telephones and other equipment commonly referred to as "after-market merchandise," without a license granted by the Licensing Board of the town, hereinafter called the Board, approved in all cases by the head of the Fire Department.
(B) 
The licenses shall in either case specify the premises to be occupied by the licensee for the purpose of conducting the licensed business, the maximum storage of motor vehicles for repair and the days and hours of operation of the business.
(C) 
The fee for each license shall be the amount as may be established by the Board and the Board may reasonably classify the licenses and fees.
(D) 
Licenses granted shall expire on June 1 following the date of issue or on the date as may be specified therein and may be suspended or revoked, after hearing, by the Board.
(E) 
Licenses granted shall not be granted until after a hearing, notice of which shall be sent by the applicant by certified mail to all owners of abutting property.
[Ord. 33, passed 5-12-1992]
(A) 
Every person, whether principal or agent, who sells from a fixed location outdoors and is not otherwise required to be licensed under the definition in Mass. Gen. Laws Ch. 101 as a transient vendor or hawker and peddler, or is not specifically exempted thereby, must first obtain a license from the Licensing Board for the sale of goods, wares or merchandise otherwise permitted to be sold under the provisions of Mass. Gen. Laws Ch. 101.
(B) 
The Licensing Board shall conduct a public hearing on each application and may grant a license upon the terms and conditions which are in the best interest of the town.
(C) 
The fee for each license shall be the amount as may be established by the Board.
(D) 
Licenses granted shall expire on the date as may be specified therein and may be suspended or revoked, after hearing, by the Board.
(E) 
This section may be enforced by non-criminal disposition pursuant to Mass. Gen. Laws Ch. 40, § 21D, and § 110.99(B) of this chapter.
[1982 Code, Ch. VIII, § 31; amended Ord. 5, passed 5-10-1983]
The following license fees are in effect in the town:
(A) 
Automatic amusement device: $50.
(B) 
Common victualer: $50.
(C) 
Innholder: $50.
(D) 
Liquor license/druggist: $500.
(E) 
Music box: $50.
(F) 
Fortune teller charging for services: $25.
[1982 Code, Ch. VIII, §§ 29 and 30; Ord. 33, passed 5-12-1992]
(A) 
Whoever, not being licensed, engages in the town in a business required to be licensed by this chapter, or, being licensed, engages in a business in any other place than that designated in his or her license or after notice to him or her that his or her license has been suspended or revoked, shall be punished by a fine of not more than $100.
(B) 
Any person who violates § 110.05 shall, in the case of non-criminal disposition, be subject to the specific penalty of a fine in the amount of $25 for the first offense, $50 for the second offense, and $100 for the third and any subsequent offense. Any person who violates § 110.05 shall, in the case of application for criminal complaint, be subject to a fine of up to $300.