Town of Charlestown, RI
Washington County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Council of the Town of Charlestown 3-8-1982 as Ch. 127. Sections 172-3C and 172-4 amended at time of adoption of Code; see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I. Other amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Trailers and mobile homes — See Ch. 197.
The purpose of this chapter is to provide for the location and use of temporary sanitary facilities in the Town of Charlestown to protect the health of Charlestown residents.
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
PORTABLE TOILETS
Includes port-a-johns and chemical toilets which are self-enclosed, single-unit portable toilet facilities which contain a holding tank that must be emptied.
TEMPORARY TOILET FACILITIES
Includes but is not limited to outhouses, privies, latrines, portable toilets or any type of toilet facility with a holding tank.
A. 
The use of temporary toilet facilities is prohibited within the boundaries of the Town of Charlestown.
B. 
Temporary toilet facilities, excluding portable toilets, stationed on private property before the passage of this chapter may be continued in use under the following conditions:
(1) 
Only the present structure in its present location may be continued in use.
(2) 
The facility must be maintained adequately and removed when any major repairs become necessary.
C. 
C.[1] Temporary permits for portable toilets may be obtained from the Building Inspector's office for the following special exceptions:
(1) 
Construction sites. Upon applying for a building permit for a dwelling or business, the applicant may apply for a permit for not more than two (2) portable toilets for the period of not more than one (1) year at the fee to be set by ordinance by the Town Council. Renewal of the permit may be made at the discretion of the Building Inspector. The licensee or his designated agent is responsible for the following:
(a) 
Display of the license with the building permit.
(b) 
The locking of the facility at the end of the workday, as the facility is to be used by the crew, not as a substitute for inside facilities.
(c) 
Maintenance of the facility to the satisfaction of the Building Inspector.
(d) 
Removal of the facility within twenty-four (24) hours of completion of construction.
(2) 
Seasonal flea markets and open-air markets of more than ten (10) vendors. The licensee may obtain a permit for one (1) or more portable toilets for not more than three (3) months at the fee to be set by ordinance by the Town Council. The licensee or his designated agent is responsible for the following:
(a) 
Prominently displaying the license on the side of the toilet.
(b) 
Locking the facility at the end of each business day.
(c) 
Maintenance of the facility to the satisfaction of the Building Inspector.
(d) 
Removal of the facility within twenty-four (24) hours of the last day of business.
(3) 
Fairs, festivals, carnivals, athletic events or other public activities. The licensee may obtain a permit for one (1) or more portable toilets for not more than the period of the fair, etc., at the fee to be set by ordinance by the Town Council. The licensee or his designated agent is responsible for the following:
(a) 
Prominently displaying the license on the side of the toilet.
(b) 
The locking of the facility when the grounds are not open.
(c) 
Maintenance of the facility to the satisfaction of the Building Inspector.
(d) 
Removal of the facility within twenty-four (24) hours of the closing day.
(4) 
Outdoor public entertainment. The licensee may obtain permits for portable toilets at the fee to be set by ordinance by the Town Council under the conditions outlined in Chapter 108, Entertainments, Article I.
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Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I). Current fees are available and on file in the office of the Town Clerk.
Any person, corporation, partnership, association or organization violating any of the sections of this chapter shall be subject to a fine of not more than five hundred dollars ($500.) or by imprisonment of not more than thirty (30) days, or both. Each day any violation of this chapter shall continue shall constitute a separate offense.
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Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I).
The Chief of Police shall prosecute any violation under this chapter after notification from the Building Inspector of said violation. The prosecution for violation of this chapter shall be by the Chief of Police in the District Court.