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Selected City Of North Adams Rules and Regulations

A complete list of City ordinances can be found here.

Section 4.3  

Solicitation ‑ Solicitation requires a permit.

Section 12-Clinging to Moving Vehicles ‑ Clinging to moving vehicles is prohibited.8  

Explosives ‑ No person shall keep, store, or sell inflammable or explosive substances.

Section 12-13.3

Possession and/or dispense of a malt beverage - Possession and/or dispense of a malt beverage from two or more quarter kegs is unlawful for any person without a valid keg license. 

Section 13-5 

Clinging to Moving Vehicles ‑ Clinging to moving vehicles is prohibited.

Section 13-6 

Hitchhiking ‑ Hitchhiking is prohibited.

Section 13-7 

Driver to Report Accident ‑ The driver of any vehicle involved in an accident resulting in the injury or death of any person or property damage to the apparent total extent of $200 or more, must file within 5 days a report in writing to the police department unless incapacitated then file when able.

Section 13-8 

Removal of Vehicles for the Purpose of Snow Removal ‑ Any vehicle interfering with snow or ice removal may be towed at the owner's expense. 

Section 13-24 

Unofficial Signs ‑ No person shall display any unofficial sign which resembles any official sign.

Section 13-25 

Tampering with Signs ‑ Injuring or removing any traffic sign, device, or marking is prohibited.

Section 13-40 

Regulation of bicycles - When two or more persons in a group are operating bicycles, they shall ride in single file. No bicycle shall be operated between sunset and sunrise without displaying a clear, white, properly, lighted headlight which is firmly attached thereto, and is visible under normal atmospheric conditions from the front thereof for not less than 500 feet or without a red reflector, firmly attached to the bicycle.

Section 13-49 

Parking Prohibitions ‑ There are parking prohibitions on the streets around the campus area. See North Adams city ordinances for details

Section 13-52 

All Night Parking ‑ No person shall park any vehicle on any street or highway between 1:00 a.m. through 6:00 a.m. Enforced Nov. 1 to April 30. Overnight parking is prohibited on Montana Street throughout the year.

Section 14-3.1 

Drinking or Possessing Alcoholic Beverages in Public Places ‑ Open alcoholic

containers are prohibited in public places.

Section 14-4 

Acts That Cause Public Inconvenience or Annoyance (disorderly conduct) ‑ No

person shall engage in any act that causes public inconvenience or annoyance.

Section 14-4.1 

Noise - No person shall willfully or intentionally permit or cause a noise, which is

objectionable due to volume, intermittence, beat frequency, or shrillness to be transmitted, outside the property where it originates, and in no case shall such noise exceed sixty‑five (65‑db‑A) decibels at any property line.

Section 14-5 

Use of Guns, Pistols, or any Firearms ‑ Use of guns, pistols, or any firearms is

prohibited unless authorized by law.  Students are prohibited from possessing any weapon or weapon-like/dangerous implements on campus.

Section 14-7 

Public Property ‑ Damaging public property is prohibited. 

Section 14-8 

Standing, Loitering and Disorderly Conduct on Public Sidewalks ‑ Loitering in front of public buildings or on public sidewalks is prohibited.

Section 14-9 

Snow Removal ‑ It is the responsibility of the tenant or owner of the house or land to remove snow from the sidewalks in front of their house (sec. 21‑12) and to remove snow from the roofs of their house. (sec. 21‑13)

Section 15-2 

Snow Removal ‑ It is the responsibility of the tenant or owner of the house or land to remove snow from the sidewalks in front of their house (sec. 21‑12) and to remove snow from the roofs of their house. (sec. 21‑13)

Section 21 

Snow Removal ‑ It is the responsibility of the tenant or owner of the house or land to remove snow from the sidewalks in front of their house (sec. 21‑12) and to remove snow from the roofs of their house. (sec. 21‑13)

Section 21-1 

Throwing Snow and Ice into the Streets ‑ Throwing or putting snow or ice into any street is prohibited.

Section 21-22 

Coasting in Streets or Sidewalks ‑ Coasting down the streets or sidewalks is

prohibited.

Section 21-23 

Playing Games in Streets or Sidewalks ‑ Playing games in streets or sidewalks is

prohibited.

Section 21-25 

Bicycle Riding and Roller Skating on Sidewalks ‑ Bicycle riding and roller-skating on the sidewalks is prohibited.

Section 27 

Restraint of Dogs ‑ All owners must keep their dogs leashed. No dogs are allowed

to roam at large.

Section 27-9 

Removal of Dog Liter - The owner or any person walking or in control of a dog outside of the owner's or person's property shall not allow or permit such dog to defecate upon any property, public or private, unless such person shall remove all litter so deposited by such dog and dispose of same in a sanitary manner before leaving the immediate premises.