City of Rochester, NH
Strafford County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the City of Rochester 6-6-1995 as Ch. 44 of the 1995 Code; amended 4-5-2016. Subsequent amendments noted where applicable.]
In addition to any other enforcement procedure authorized by law, any City official with authority to prosecute an offense under any municipal code, ordinance, bylaw, or regulation, if such offense is classified as a violation under applicable law, may issue and serve upon the defendant, in addition to a summons to appear in the Circuit Court, a local ordinance citation as set forth in this chapter. A defendant receiving such a citation may plead guilty or nolo contendere by mail by entering that plea as provided herein. If such a plea is accepted by the Circuit Court and the prescribed fine is paid with the plea by mail, the defendant shall not be required to appear personally or by counsel; otherwise the defendant shall appear as directed by the Court.
This chapter is adopted pursuant to the authority vested in the City by RSA 31:39-d.
[Amended 3-5-2019]
Any defendant issued a local ordinance citation may plead guilty or nolo contendere by mail within 10 days of receipt of the local ordinance citation consistent with the following violation fine schedule:
Category
First Offense
Second Offense
Permits
$50
$100
Garbage, residential solid waste and debris
$75
$150
Infestation
$100
$200
Interior, building elements
$125
$250
Exterior, building elements
$150
$300
Exterior, motor vehicles
$200
$400
All other violations
$100
$275