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Town of Dalton, MA
Berkshire County
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Whoever violates any provision of these bylaws or regulations, the violation of which is subject to a specific penalty, may be penalized by a noncriminal disposition as provided in MGL c. 40 § 21D.
The noncriminal method of disposition may also be used for violations of any rule or regulation of any municipal officer, board, or department which is subject to a specific penalty.
Without intending to limit the generality of the foregoing, it is the intention of this provision that the following bylaws and sections of bylaws are to be included within the scope of this section, that the specific penalties as listed here shall apply in such cases and that, in addition to police officers, who shall in all cases be considered enforcing persons for the purpose of this provision, the municipal personnel listed for each section, if any, shall also be enforcing persons for such sections. Each day on which any violation exists shall be deemed to be a separate offense.
Fine Allowed
Enforcement Officer
Fine Schedule
(within a calendar year unless stated otherwise)
BYLAWS
Chapter 7, Advertisements
$300
Police Chief or designee
First offense: free
Second offense: $100
Third offense: $200
Fourth and subsequent offenses: $300
Chapter 18, Alcoholic Beverages
$300
Police Chief or designee
First offense: free
Second offense: $50
Third offense: $75
Fourth and subsequent offense: $100
Chapter 23, Animals
(pursuant to MGL c. 140, as amended by Chapter 193 of the Acts of 2012, approved 8-2-2012)
$300
Animal Control Officer
Failure to license
First offense: $50
Failure to restrain
First offense: $25
Second offense: $50
Third offense: $75
Fourth and subsequent offenses: $100
$100
Failure to vaccinate
First offense: $50
Chapter 42, Buildings, Numbering of
$300
Police Chief or designee
$1 per day
Chapter 48, Burning, Open
$300
Fire Chief or designee
First offense: $100
Second offense: $200
Third and subsequent offenses: $300
Chapter 52, Business Registration
$300
Town Clerk or designee
First offense: $100
Second offense: $200
Third and subsequent offenses: $300
Chapter 82, Elections, Article II, Street Listing Information
$300
Town Clerk or designee or any police officer of the Town
First offense: $100
Second offense: $200
Third and subsequent offenses: $300
Chapter 88, False Alarms
$300
Fire Chief or Designee
First and second offenses: free
Third and fourth offenses: $25 each
Fifth and subsequent offenses: $50 each
Chapter 100, § 100-5, Failure to pay municipal charges and bills
$300
Town Collector or any Town Department required to collect funds.
After 30 days: $10 each
After 60 days: $15 each
After 90 days: $25 each
Chapter 134, Junk and Secondhand Dealers
$300
Select Board and Police Chief or designee
First offense: $100
Second offense: $200
Third and subsequent offenses: $300
Chapter 156, Littering
$300
Police Chief or designee
First offense: $100
Second offense: $200
Third and subsequent offenses: $300
Chapter 185, Noise
$300
Board of Health agent
Committed within one year of first offense.
First offense: $100
Second offense: $200
Third and subsequent offenses: $300
Chapter 195, Parks and Recreation Areas
$300
Police Chief or designee
First offense: free
Second and subsequent offenses: $20
Chapter 200, Peddling and Soliciting, Article I, Door-to-Door Solicitation and Canvassing
$300
Police Chief or designee
First offense: $100
Second offense: $200
Third and subsequent offenses: $300
Chapter 252, Sewers
$300
Highway Superintendent, Police Chief or designee
First offense: $100
Second offense: $200
Third and subsequent offenses: $300
Chapter 270, Solid Waste
$300
Select Board, Police Chief or designee
Each day constitutes a separate offense:
First offense: $100
Second offense: $200
Third and subsequent offenses: $300
Chapter 280, Stormwater Management
$300
Stormwater Management Commission or authorized agent
$300 each day or part thereof
Chapter 284, Streets and Sidewalks, Article I, Obstructions
$300
Police Chief or designee
First offense: $100
Second offense: $200
Third and subsequent offenses: $300
Chapter 284, Streets and Sidewalks, Article III, Snow and Ice on Public Ways
$300
Police Chief or designee
(Each twenty-four-hour period constitutes a separate offense.)
First offense: free
Second offense: $25
Third offense: $50
Fourth and subsequent offenses: $100
Chapter 290, Swimming Pools
$300
Zoning Enforcement
First offense: $100
Police Chief or designee
Second offense: $200
Third and subsequent offenses: $300
Chapter 316, Trespassing, Article I, Peeping and Spying
$300
Police Chief or designee
First offense: $100
Second offense: $200
Third and subsequent offenses: $300
Chapter 327, Vehicles, Removal of
$300
Police Chief or designee
First offense: $100
Second offense: $200
Third and subsequent offenses: $300
Chapter 333, Vehicles, Unregistered or Junked
$300
Police Chief or designee
First offense: free
Second offense: $25
Third and subsequent offenses: $100
Chapter 350, Zoning
$300
Building Inspector
First offense: $50
Second offense: $100
Third and subsequent offenses: $300 each
SELECT BOARD REGULATIONS
Chapter 401, Taxicabs
$300
Police Chief or designee
First offense: $100
Second offense: $200
Third and subsequent offenses: $300
Chapter 402, Vehicles and Traffic
$300
Police Chief or designee
First offense: $100
Second offense: $200
Third and subsequent offenses: $300
Chapter 403, Excavations
$300
Police Chief or designee
First offense: $100
Second offense: $200
Third and subsequent offenses: $300
BOARD OF HEALTH REGULATIONS
Chapter 604, Solid Waste, Article II, Refuse and Recycling Collection
$300
Board of Health
Permittee:
Police Chief or designee
First offense: $100
Second offense: $200
Third and subsequent offenses: $300
Owner/tenant:
First offense: free
Second offense: $25
Third and subsequent offenses: $50
Chapter 605, Tobacco Products, Article I, Sale to Minors
$300
Board of Health
Within a 24 month period:
Police Chief or designee
First offense: $100
Second offense: $200
Third and subsequent offenses: $300
Chapter 605, Tobacco Products, Article II, Possession by Minors
$300
Health Agent, any member of Board of Health, Police Chief or designee
First offense: free
Second offense: $25
Third and subsequent offenses: $50 each
Chapter 607, Outdoor Woodburning Furnace Regulation
$300
Board of Health agent or member
First offense: $100
Second offense: $200
Third and subsequent offenses: $300
OTHER REGULATIONS
Chapter 702, Hawkers, Peddlers and Transient Vendors
$300
Police Chief or designee
First and subsequent offenses: $20 each