- G.L. c.148A
- City or Town Ordinances or Bylaws
Fine or Other Penalty
For offenses under G.L. c.148A , assessments determined jointly by State Fire Marshal, Public Safety Commissioner, District Court Chief Justice, and Housing Court Chief Justice.
You must either pay the ticket or request a hearing from the city or town within 21 days. The hearing by the municipal hearing officer is informal and the formal rules of evidence do not apply. If you request a hearing and are unhappy with the result, you may appeal the decision within 10 days to the Clerk-Magistrate of the Housing Court. If there is no housing court for your community, you may appeal to the District Court.
You must either pay the ticket or request a hearing from the Housing Court Clerk-Magistrate within 21 days. If there is no housing court for your community, the request for a hearing should go to the District Court. The hearing by the clerk magistrate is informal and the formal rules of evidence do not apply. If you request a hearing and are unhappy with the result, you may appeal the decision within 10 days to a single justice of the court.
What happens if I don’t pay?
If you don’t pay the fine or attend a hearing, the enforcing agency will file a criminal complaint application, and the Clerk-Magistrate will conduct a “show cause” hearing. The fact that you didn’t pay the fine or attend a hearing will be considered prima facie evidence of your guilt.
Other Types of Tickets
- Bicycle Infractions
- Building Code or Fire Code Infractions
- Bus Fare Evasion
- City or Town Ordinance or By-law Violations
- Dog Control Violations
- Environmental Violations
- Littering and Trash Disposal Violations
- Marijuana Possession
- MBTA Fare Evasion
- MBTA Smoking Infractions
- Motorboat Infractions
- State Parks, Forests or Recreation Areas Infractions
- Decriminalization of Misdemeanors and By-Laws
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