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Town of Yarmouth, MA
Barnstable County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Annual Town Meeting of the Town of Yarmouth 4-7-1981 by Art. 16.[1] Amendments noted where applicable.]
Editor's Note: This chapter was derived from Sections 15.01 through 15.07 of the Town of Yarmouth Bylaws and was originally adopted 2-14-1939.
For the purpose of this chapter, certain words and phrases are defined and certain provisions shall be construed as herein set forth unless it shall be apparent from the context that a different meaning is intended:
Any building, tent or structure, house car or automobile trailer constructed primarily for overnight or weekly occupancy and provided with living quarters for such use. When determined by the Selectmen or licensing authorities to be of such a nature, the structure shall be termed an "overnight cabin, tent or trailer." Any dwelling occupied by the owner or lessee or rented to a family for dwelling purposes shall not be termed an "overnight cabin, tent or trailer."
Any place where two or more overnight cabins, tents or trailers are located, or any premises designed or intended for the purpose of supplying to the public a location for overnight cabins, tents or trailers.
It shall be unlawful for any person to establish or maintain or permit to be established or maintained upon any property or park site owned or controlled by said person a tourist camp in the Town of Yarmouth unless there exists a valid permit therefor granted by the Board of Selectmen or the local licensing authorities shall have granted a license therefor after a public hearing. Notice of the time and place of the hearing shall be given by the local licensing authorities or the Selectmen at the expense of the applicant by publication not less than seven days prior thereto in a newspaper published or having a circulation in the representative district if there is any published, otherwise in the city or town wherein the land of which said license is to be exercised is situated. Notice shall also be given by the applicant by registered mail not less than seven days prior to such hearing to all owners of real estate abutting on said land, in compliance with the provisions of this chapter.
The application for such a permit shall be accompanied by plans of the proposed or existing tourist camp, showing the location of all buildings, driveways, toilet facilities, baths, laundry facilities, slop sinks and other improvements. Such permit may be granted to anyone meeting the requirements as outlined and when it is determined by the Board of Selectmen or the local licensing authorities that it is a public necessity and convenience and determined by them not to be detrimental to the locality in which the tourist camp is to be established.
A minimum annual permit fee of $1 per overnight cabin, tent or trailer shall be paid before said permit shall be issued.
Overnight cabins, tents or trailers, as defined in § 133-1, shall not be erected or placed or permitted to be erected or placed within 35 feet of each other.
All tourist camps, tents and trailers shall meet with the rules, regulations and requirements of the Board of Health of the Town of Yarmouth.
If any holder of a license or permit fails to maintain compliance with the requirements of the Board of Health or compliance with the regulations and bylaws of the Town of Yarmouth governing the conduct of the business of such licensee or permittee, the Selectmen or licensing authorities may, after a hearing or opportunity therefor, modify, suspend, revoke or cancel such license or permit.
The manager of every tourist camp shall require all persons using the same to register their names, home addresses and car license numbers. Such record shall be available at all times for inspection by the Police Department.
The Board of Selectmen and/or the Board of Health of the Town of Yarmouth shall have the power to promulgate rules and regulations for the enforcement of the provisions of this chapter.
[Amended 4-20-1982 by Art. 27, approved 8-10-1982]
Any person violating any of the provisions of this chapter shall be fined not more than $300 for each offense. Each day that such violation continues shall constitute a separate offense.