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If you receive a city or town ordinance or bylaw violation ticket, you have 21 days to pay it. Otherwise, you need to request a hearing within 21 days. Fines can be up to $300, and vary depending on the ordinance or bylaw.
The procedure for paying a fine varies depending on whether or not the town who issued the ticket has adopted G.L. c.40U, which allows cities and towns more control over enforcing penalties, particularly for violations of ordinances or bylaws about sanitation, housing, and snow and ice removal.
For tickets from cities or towns that haven't adopted G.L. c.40U, you must return the ticket with payment to the city or town clerk, or to the clerk-magistrate of the District Court or Boston Municipal Court with your request for a civil hearing. The hearing may be held by a clerk or judge.
For tickets from cities or towns that have adopted G.L. c.40U, you may either pay the ticket to the city or town clerk or request review a hearing by the municipal hearing officer. If you have a hearing before the municipal officer and are unhappy with the result, you may appeal within 10 days for review by a clerk-magistrate of the District Court or Boston Municipal Court.
For tickets from cities or towns that have adopted G.L. c.40U, you also have the option of requesting review of the ticket by mail.
If you don't pay the fine, there are 2 different procedures, depending on whether the city or town that issued the ticket has adopted G.L. c.40U or not.