Sutton Massachusetts

Sutton Massachusetts General Bylaws

These general bylaws are official as of October 20, 2003. The are the last known revision as of March 17, 2007.

Section 7.1 Number of Allowed Vehicles
Not more than two unregistered motor vehicles, assembled or disassembled, shall be kept, stored or allowed to remain on a parcel of land except by a person duly licensed under MGL. Chapter 140, Section 57-69, inclusive and except as provided in Section of this bylaw.

Section 7.2 Storage Location Restrictions
No unregistered motor vehicles, assembled or disassembled or any parts thereof, shall be kept, stored or allowed to remain in or on any front or side yard as defined in Section I.B of the Sutton Zoning By-law except by a person duly licensed under MGL. Chapter 140, Section 58 and except as provided in Section 7.3 of this by-law.

Section 7.3 Board of Selectmen Permit Issuance; Public Hearing; Guidelines
The Board of Selectmen may issue a permit to keep, store or allow any vehicles or parts thereof as described in Section 7.1 and 7.2 of this bylaw on a certain parcel of land after said board has held a public hearing thereon, first causing at least seven days notice of the time, place and subject matter of such hearing to be given at the expense of the applicant by:

a. Publication in a newspaper of general circulation in the town.
b. Registered or certified mail to each of the persons appearing upon the assessorís most recent valuation list as the owners of property abutting said parcel.

Said Board shall not issue such a permit unless it finds that the presence of said vehicles or parts thereof on such parcel:

a. Will not nullify or substantially derogate from the intent or purpose of this bylaw.
b. Will not constitute a nuisance.
c. Will not adversely affect the neighborhood in which such parcel is situated.

Section 7.4 Permit Requirements
Each permit shall:

a. Specify the maximum number of such vehicles that may be kept, stored or allowed to remain in or on such parcel.
b. Be limited to a reasonable period of time.
c. Be a personal privilege of the applicant and not a grant attached to and running with the land.

Section 7.5 - Exceptions
The provisions of this bylaw shall not apply to vehicles which are:
a. Stored within an enclosed building.
b. Designed and used for farming or agricultural purposes.

Section 7.6 - Violation Penalty
Any person who continues to violate the provisions of this by-law after thirty days following receipt by him of written notice of such violation from the Board of Selectmen shall be liable to a penalty not exceeding $100.00 for each offense. Each day that any violation is allowed to continue after said thirty-day period shall constitute a separate offense.

Adopted: Feb. 16, 1963
Amended: 4/20/74, 4/17/76

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