Town of Falmouth, MA
Barnstable County
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[Adopted ATM 4-5-1988, Art. 19]
Whoever violates any provisions of the bylaws contained in the Code of the Town of Falmouth may be penalized by indictment or on complaint brought in the District Court. Except as may be otherwise provided by law and as the District Court may see fit to impose, the maximum penalty for each violation or offense, brought in such manner, shall be $300.
A. 
Whoever violates any provisions of the bylaws contained in the Code of the Town of Falmouth, 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 following chapters and sections of chapters are to be included within the scope of this subsection, 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.
C. 
Each day of which any violation exists shall be deemed to be a separate offense.
Chapter/Part/
Article/Section
Subject
Enforcing Officials
Fine
Ch. 75
Alarm systems
$50
§§ 75-4 and 75-5
§ 75-8
First offense
$25
Each subsequent
$25
Ch. 79[1]
Alcoholic beverages
$300
Ch. 83
Animals
Art. I
Dogs at large
Conservation Officer
Dog Officer
See § 83-19
Ch. 87
Beaches
Art. I
General Regulations
Beach Superintendent
$50
Art. II
Vehicles on beaches
Conservation Officer
Beach Superintendent
$50
Ch. 99
Numbering of buildings
Building Commissioner
$50
Ch. 103
Camping and tenting
Building Commissioner
Health Agent
$50
Ch. 123, Art. III
Parking in fire lanes
$50
Ch. 150
Noise
Police
$50
Ch. 156
Peace and good order
Art. II
Disorderly persons
Police
$50
Art. III
Affray
Police
$50
Art. IV
Resisting arrest
Police
$50
Art. V
Obstructing justice
Police
$50
Art. VI
Disturbing the peace
Police
$50
Ch. 156, § 14
[Added ATM 4-3-2017, Art. 12, approved 6-14-2017]
Synthetic Marijuana
Police Officer/Health Agent
$300
Ch. 160
Peddling and soliciting
Art. I
Hawkers and peddlers
Building Commissioner
$50
Ch. 164
Damage to property
Police
$50
Ch. 172
Rental property
Health Agent
Building Commissioner
$100
Ch. 176
Special sales
Building Commissioner (yard, garage)
$50
Ch. 180
Sewers and septic systems
Part 1
Sewer use
[Amended STM 10-24-1989, Art. 57; STM 10-2-1990, Art. 41; AFTM 11-7-2017, Art. 20, approved 2-12-2018]
DPW Superintendent
Wastewater Superintendent
First offense
$50
Each subsequent offense
$100
Ch. 184
[Added AFTM 11-15-1994, Art. 32]
Signs
Building Commissioner
First offense
$25
Second offense
$50
Third offense
$100
Each subsequent offense
$200
Ch. 199, Art. IV
[Added STM 4-12-2005, Art. 7, approved 5-9-2005]
Wheeled devices on sidewalks
Police
  First offense
$25
  Second offense
$50
  Third offense
$100
Ch. 203
Swimming pools
  Building Commissioner
$50
§ 203-6
[Added AFTM 11-14-2016, Art. 3, approved 2-17-2017]
Swimming pool drains
Building Commissioner
Director of Public Works
Police officer
$300
Ch. 213
Vehicles and traffic
Art. I
Vehicles on Town property
$50
Art. II
Handicapped parking
First offense
$15
Each subsequent offense
$25
Art. III
Crosswalks
$25
Art. IV
Motor vehicle stickers
Building Commissioner
$50
Ch. 219
Vending machines
Building Commissioner
$50
Ch. 223
Art. I
Water emergency
[Amended STM 10-24-1989, Art. 57; STM 10-2-1990, Art. 41]
DPW Superintendent
First offense
$50
Each subsequent offense
$100
Ch. 231
Waterways
Harbor Master
$50
Ch. 235
Wetlands protection
Conservation Agent
$50
Ch. 240
Zoning
Building Commissioner
First offense
$25
Second offense
$50
Third offense
$100
Each subsequent offense
$200
Ch. 269
[Added AFTM 11-7-2017, Art. 20, approved 2-12-2018]
Mooring Regulations
Harbor Master
First offense
$50
Each subsequent offense
$200
Fourth offense
$300
Each subsequent offense
$300
FHR Falmouth Health Regulations and Orders of the Board of Health
[Amended AFTM 11-7-2017, Art. 20, approved 2-12-2018]
Health
Health Agent
First offense
$25
Second offense
$50
Third offense
$100
Each subsequent offense
$200
General Laws
MGL c. 85, § 11B
[Added STM 4-12-2005, Art. 7, approved 5-9-2005]
Bicycles
Police
$20
(MGL c. 270, §§ 16 and 16A)
Littering
Health Agent
$50
(MGL c. 140, § 145B)
[Added AFTM 11-15-1994, Art. 32]
Vaccination of dogs and cats
Director of Natural Resources Animal Control Officer
$50
[1]
Editor's Note: The penalties for Ch. 83, Animals, Art. II, which immediately followed this entry, were replaced AFTM 12-1-1993, Arts. 39 and 41, approved 2-25-1994. See now Ch. 83, Art. II.