Town of Boston, NY
Erie County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Board of the Town of Boston 6-2-76 by L.L. No. 2-1976. Section 81-8 amended at time of adoption of Code; see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I. Other amendments noted where applicable.]

Vehicles and traffic — See Ch. 118.

§ 81-1
Statement of prohibition. 

§ 81-2
Posting of signs. 

§ 81-3
Content and interpretation of signs. 

§ 81-4

§ 81-5
Presumptive evidence. 

§ 81-6
Lands affected. 

§ 81-7

§ 81-8
Penalties for offenses. 

No person, firm or corporation shall allow the parking of or allow to stand or cause to be parked any motor vehicles or motorcycle owned or controlled by said person, firm or corporation upon the public land and property of the Town of Boston as is designated herein or hereafter designated by amendment to this chapter.

To effectuate the prohibition against the parking or standing of a motor vehicle or motorcycle upon such public premises as hereafter specified, a conspicuous sign or signs shall be posted at such prohibited or restricted parking lot or parking area, informing the public as to the prohibited or restricted parking thereon. A sign as hereinafter described shall be deemed substantial compliance with this section.

(6 inches)
(List Persons or Conditions Permitted Only)
(4 inches)
(6 inches)
(2 inches)

Such signs shall be at least three feet high by four feet wide, with red lettering of a size not less than above indicated upon a white background. The words "Police Enforcement" and "Under Penalty of Law" shall be construed, among other things, to mean a request by the Town of Boston, as owner, that the police or special patrolmen shall enforce the provisions of this chapter against persons parking, standing, storing or leaving a vehicle or vehicles or motorcycle on such premises without the consent of the owner of said premises, and that the police are authorized to enter upon such premises to enforce the provisions of the chapter. Such sign or signs shall state the conditions of parking or persons authorized by the owner to use said premises for parking, or both; and the persons not included within such authorization or violating the regulations and conditions set out on said signs shall be deemed to be using said premises unlawfully and without the authority and consent of the owner.

This chapter may be enforced by the police or special patrolmen for the enforcement of traffic or parking ordinances, including the use of tags, summonses and towing and any other procedures authorized by law.

Proof of ownership of a vehicle shall be presumptive evidence in an action for enforcement of this chapter that the owner parked or caused his vehicle to be parked on such premises.

Lands of the Town of Boston hereby restricted and regulated pursuant to the provisions of this chapter are as follows:


All property situated within 500 feet of the nearest outside wall of the following buildings:

[Amended 3-7-1990 by L.L. No. 3-1990]


The Boston Town Hall.


The Boston Highway Garage.


The Boston Emergency Squad Building.

As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:

The stopping of a motor vehicle or motorcycle upon the restricted or regulated area. leaving such motor vehicle or motorcycle unattended by a person capable of operating it, for a period longer than necessary to load or unload passengers or freight.
The stopping of a motor vehicle or motorcycle on the premises designated herein, when such vehicle shall be occupied by a person or persons capable of operating it, for a period longer than necessary to load or unload passengers or freight.
[Amended 10-5-1988 by L.L. No. 3-1988]

Any person committing an offense against the provisions of this chapter shall be guilty of a violation punishable by a fine of not more than $250 or by imprisonment for a term not exceeding 15 days, or by both such fine and imprisonment. The continuation of an offense against the provisions of this chapter shall constitute, for each day the offense is continued, a separate and distinct offense hereunder.