Town of Ashland, MA
Middlesex County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town of Ashland: Art. I, May 1993 Special Town Meeting. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Retail establishments — See Ch. 227.
[Adopted May 1993 STM]
All commercial and industrial businesses in the town shall register with the Fire Department and Police Department on an annual basis.
[Added 5-12-1999 ATM, Art. 20]
A. 
Any person conducting a business in the Town of Ashland under any title other than the real name of the person conducting the business, whether individually or as a partnership, shall file in the office of the town clerk a certificate stating the full name and residence of each person conducting such business, the place, including street and number, where, and the title under which, it is conducted.
B. 
Such certificate shall be executed under oath by each person whose name appears therein as conducting such business and shall be signed by each such person in the presence of the town clerk or a person designated by the town clerk or in the presence of a person authorized to take oaths.
C. 
The town clerk may request the person filing such certificate to produce evidence of his identity and, if such person does not, upon such request, produce evidence thereof satisfactory to such clerk, the clerk shall enter a notation of that fact on the face of the certificate.
D. 
A person who has filed such a certificate shall, upon his discontinuing, retiring or withdrawing from such business or partnership, or in the case of a change of residence of such person or the location where the business is conducted, file in the office of the town clerk a statement under oath that he has discontinued, retired or withdrawn from such business or partnership or of such change of his residence or of the location of such business. In the case of the death of such a person, such statement may be filed by the executor or administrator of his estate.
E. 
A certificate issued in accordance with this section shall be in force and effect for four (4) years from the date of issue and shall be renewed each four years thereafter so long as such business shall be conducted and shall lapse and be void unless so renewed.
[Amended 10-19-2005 ATM, Art. 11]
F. 
Copies of such certificates shall be available at the address at which such business is being conducted and shall be furnished on request during regular business hours to any person who has purchased goods or services from such business.
G. 
Fees for filings under this section shall be those established pursuant to § 141-1 of this Code.
H. 
Certificates issued pursuant to this section shall be in lieu of those required under § 5 of MGL chapter 110.
[Added 5-12-1999 ATM, Art. 20]
Violations of § 106-2 shall be punished pursuant to § 5 of said Chapter 110 by a fine of not more than three hundred dollars for each month during which such violation continues.
[Added 5-12-1999 ATM, Art. 20]
Violations of § 106-1 and § 106-2 may be processed pursuant to § 21D of Chapter 40 of the general laws of the commonwealth. Fines for violations shall be assessed according to the schedule listed in § 106-5 hereunder.
Enforcement of this bylaw shall be carried out by the Town Clerk or other person so designated by the Town Manager.
[Added 5-12-1999 ATM, Art. 20]
Non-criminal disposition.
A. 
Prior to assessing a penalty, the enforcing person shall cause a notice to be sent via certified mail to the violator informing him of such violation and giving the violator fourteen (14) calendar days in which to comply with this bylaw.
B. 
Thereafter, a fine of $25.00 shall be assessed for each month during which such violation continues.