Town of Barnstable, MA
Barnstable County
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[Adopted 11-5-1979; approved 2-26-1980 (Art. XXXIII of Ch. III of the General Ordinances as updated through 7-7-2003)]
No person other than a duly authorized official of the Town of Barnstable shall obstruct or cause to be obstructed any way, dock, wharf, landing or other land of the Town giving access to any water or waterway, either inland or tidal.
No person other than a duly authorized official of the Town of Barnstable shall erect or maintain signs in, on, or near any way, dock, wharf, landing or other land of the Town giving access to any water or waterway which indicate or tend to indicate that the public has no right of access thereto.
No person other than a duly authorized official of the Town of Barnstable shall deny access to the public to any dock, wharf, landing or other land of the Town giving access to any water or waterway, or utter any word or take any action which would tend to deny such access.
The Town Manager may make reasonable rules and regulations relative to public access to the tidal and inland waters and waterways of the Town, not inconsistent with the foregoing. Such rules and regulations may include, but need not be limited to, specification of the area or areas to which this article applies. Such rules and regulations shall take effect when filed with the Town Clerk and after publication in a newspaper having general circulation in the Town, or at such later date as may be specified therein.
Any person violating the provisions of this article shall be punished by a fine not to exceed $200 for each offense. Each day such an offense continues shall constitute a separate offense.