Town of Falmouth, MA
Barnstable County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town of Falmouth Special Town Meeting 10-26-1982, Art. 53. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Peace and good order — See Ch. 156.

§ 164-1 Statutory authority.

This Article is authorized under MGL C. 403 § 21, Subsection 1.

§ 164-2 Certain acts prohibited.

No person shall willfully and maliciously, or intentionally and without right:
A. 
Break down, injure, remove or destroy a monument erected for or tree marked for the purpose of designating the boundaries of a Town or of a tract or lot of land, or a milestone, mileboard or guideboard erected upon a public way or railroad, or deface or alter the inscription on any such stone or board.
B. 
Mar or deface a building or signboard, or extinguish a light, or break, destroy or remove a lamp, lamppost, railing or post erected on a bridge, sidewalk, public way, court or passage.
C. 
Deface or otherwise injure, remove, interfere with or destroy any traffic regulating sign, light, signal, marking or device lawfully erected or placed under public authority on any public way.
D. 
Wantonly and without cause, destroy, deface, mar or injure a schoolhouse, church or other building erected or used for purpose of education or religious instruction, or for the general diffusion of knowledge, or an outbuilding, fence, well or appurtenance of such schoolhouse, church or other building, or furniture, apparatus or other property belonging thereto or connected therewith.
E. 
Wantonly and without cause, destroy, deface or mar or injure any playground apparatus or equipment located in a public park or playground.
F. 
Destroy, injure, deface or mar a dwelling house or other building, whether upon the inside or the outside.
G. 
Mar or injure the walls, wainscoting or any other part of any building belonging to the commonwealth or any building belonging to the Town of Falmouth or the appurtenance thereof, by cutting, writing or otherwise.
H. 
Maliciously remove, displace, destroy, deface, mar or injure any monument, tablet or other device erected to mark an historic place or commemorate an historic event.

§ 164-3 Violations and penalties.

Whoever violates the provisions of the chapter shall be fined. For penalty, see Chapter 1, General Provisions, Article I, Penalties.