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Good Neighbor Guide to Springfield Quality of Life Ordinances

Public Peace and Welfare

Paint Ball Guns and BB Gun

412-3

No person shall project by means of any paint ball gun, BB gun, or any air-powered weapon, any missile or substance whatsoever in or into any street or other public place.

Enforcement: Police Department, 787-6302

$50 Ticket

Darts and Knives

412-4 & 412-5

No steel-pointed darts, pointed missiles, steel knives, machetes, or swords with blades longer than seventeen inches shall be sold to anyone under age sixteen.

Enforcement: Police Department, 787-6302

Noise

259-12

Prohibited is unreasonably or excessive noise that is plainly audible at a distance of one hundred feet or, in the case of loud amplification devices or other similar equipment, noise plainly audible at a distance of fifty feet from its source by a person of normal hearing.

Enforcement: Police Department, 787-6302

$100 Ticket First Offense 259-12, $200 Ticket Second Offense 259-12.D.2, $300 Ticket Third Offense 259-12.D.3, $300 Ticket for Fourth and subsequent offenses within 12 months.

Alcoholic Beverages

275-2

Open containers of alcohol on any public street or public property are prohibited. Exempt are events and festivals licensed by the License Commission.

Enforcement: Police Department, 787-6302 $50 Ticket

Marijuana

(MGL C 94C 32L)

It is illegal for a person under 21 to possess Marijuana. Possession of one ounce or less is a civil offense.
Enforcement: Police Department, 787-6320 $100 Ticket For possession by a person 21 years and over one ounce or less is legal. See full law. Over an oz. is not legal.

165-3 Use of Marijuana or THC in any public way or area.

Enforcement: Police Department, 787-6320 $300 Ticket

Loitering

240

No one should stand on a street, sidewalk, bridge, or crossing so as to obstruct the way or prevent or hinder anyone from passing.

Enforcement: Police Department, 787-6302

$50 Ticket

False Alarm Regulations

100-20

Security alarm systems must be registered (100-)with the City Police Department. Three or more false alarms in a calendar year shall result in a fine.

Third Alarm $25, Fourth Alarm $25, Fifth Alarm $100, Six and each subsequent $200

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