Town of Deerfield, MA
Franklin County
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[HISTORY: Adopted 9-15-2003 STM, Art. 9. Amendments noted where applicable.]
A. 
Whoever violates any provision of these bylaws, 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.
B. 
Without intending to limit the generality of the foregoing, it is the intention of this provision that the zoning and regular 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.
[Amended 6-25-2007 STM, Art. 5]
Regulation
Enforcing Person
First Offense
Second Offense
Each Subsequent Offense
Nonconforming signs as per Chapter 179 of Town Code
Building Inspector
$25.00
$50.00
$100.00
Building/altering/ remodeling without permit as per Chapter 179 of Town Code
Building Inspector
$25.00
$50.00
$100.00
Nonconforming structure to district or code as per Chapter 179 of Town Code
Building Inspector
$25.00
$50.00
$100.00
Nonconforming to site plan or subdivision plan as per Chapter 179 of Town Code
Building Inspector
$25.00
$50.00
$100.00
Dumping refuse on private or public property without permission or permit as per Chapter 219 of Town Code
Board of Health Agent
$25.00
$50.00
$100.00
Subsurface sewage regulations as per Chapter 239 of Town Code
Board of Health Agent
$25.00
$50.00
$100.00
Sewer bylaws and regulations as per Chapter 236 of Town Code
Sewer Superintendent
$25.00
$50.00
$100.00
Violations of dog bylaws as per Chapter 60 of Town Code
Canine Control Officer
$25.00
$50.00
$100.00
Excavation violations as per Chapter 91 of Town Code
Board of Selectmen, Building Inspector
$25.00
$50.00
$100.00
Violation of transfer station regulations as per Chapter 102 and Chapter 219 of Town Code
Board of Selectmen, Highway Superintendent, and Transfer Station attendant
$25.00
$50.00
$100.00
Violations of tobacco bylaw as per Chapter 162 of Town Code
Board of Health, Board of Selectmen
$25.00
$50.00
$100.00
Public consumption of alcohol as per Chapter 57 of Town Code
Police
$25.00
$50.00
$100.00
Restriction of horses in public places as per Chapter 60 of Town Code
Police, Animal Control Officer
$25.00
$50.00
$100.00
Violation of canvassing and solicitation as per Chapter 74 of Town Code
Police
$25.00
$50.00
$100.00
Open, unrestricted wells as per Chapter 138 of Town Code
Building Inspector
$25.00
$50.00
$100.00
Failure to number buildings as per Chapter 71 of Town Code
Police
$25.00
$50.00
$100.00
Bridge jumping as per Chapter 67 of Town Code
Police
$25.00
$50.00
$100.00
Obstruction of streets and sidewalks as per Ch 156 of Town Code
Highway Superintendent
$25.00
$50.00
$100.00
Unregistered vehicles as per Chapter 168 of Town Code
Board of Selectmen
$25.00
$50.00
$100.00
False fire and security alarms as per Chapter 55 of Town Code
Police
$25.00
$50.00
$100.00
Violations of the Board of Health Regulations for the Location and Operation of Piggeries in the Town of Deerfield
Board of Health
$50.00
$100.00
$300.00