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City of Haverhill, MA
Essex County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the City Council of the City of Haverhill as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Junk dealers — See Ch. 167.
Vehicles and traffic — See Ch. 240.
Storage and impoundment of vehicles — See Ch. 242.
[Adopted 12-27-1966 by Doc. 435 (Ch. 245, Art. I, of the 1980 Code)]
[Amended 5-26-1998 by Doc. 85; 2-8-2005 by Doc. 21]
The occupier or owner of land shall permit no more than one unregistered, used motor vehicle to remain on land owned or occupied by him unless such unregistered motor vehicle is on said premises for display by a person licensed to engage in the business of selling used cars at the location. The occupier or owner of residential land, classified as such by the City Assessor, shall not permit an unregistered commercial motor vehicle to remain on land owned or occupied by him/her.
[Amended 5-26-1998 by Doc. 85]
After notice by the Building Inspector to remove the same, each day thereafter will constitute a separate offense, and said violations shall be punished by a fine of $300 a day.
[Adopted 9-30-1986 by Doc. 179 (Ch. 245, Art. II, of the 1980 Code)]
No person shall store in the open or in public on private property any dismantled, partially dismantled, inoperative, wrecked or junked truck or motor vehicle of any kind or any worn out, cast-off or discarded auto parts. Each day that prohibited articles are stored contrary to the provisions of this article shall constitute a separate offense.
This article shall not apply to duly licensed junk and secondhand dealers and licensed auto dealers. The provisions of MGL c. 90, §§ 22B and 22C relating to abandoned vehicles shall prevail over this article wherever applicable.
The Building Inspector or his designee shall tag the prohibited vehicle with a legal notice ordering the owner to abate said violation or remove the vehicle. The Building Inspector may, after five days, order the vehicle or vehicles towed and stored at the expense of the owner of the vehicle or at the expense of the landowner on whose land the prohibited vehicle is found. If the costs of towing and/or storage exceed the value of the vehicle, the Building Inspector may order the vehicle sold, destroyed or disposed of in a manner he deems appropriate.
Any person who violates this article shall be fined $50 per day for each day of violation.