200 Main Street, Hyannis, MA. 02601

Frequently Asked Questions


What is a citation? | Top
A citation is notice of violation of a Town of Barnstable ordinance or regulation.

Who writes Town of Barnstable citations? | Top
Citations are issued by various divisions throughout the Town of Barnstable which may include: Public Health Division, Conservation Division, Building Division, Police Department, and Barnstable Marine and Environmental Affairs.

How do I pay my citation? | Top
You may pay your citation either in person or by mail. If you choose to pay in person you may do so by coming into our office located at 200 Main Street, Hyannis, MA 02061.  If you choose to pay by mail please mail your check or money order to: TOWN OF BARNSTABLE, CONSUMER AFFAIRS DIVISION, 200 MAIN STREET, HYANNIS, MA 02601.

Credit card payments | Top
The Consumer Affairs Division office does not accept credit card payments.

Why would I have to appear in court for this citation? | Top
If the citation remains unpaid after 21 days you are sent a second notice to pay. If still unpaid ten days from the second notice you are sent a final notice to pay. Seven days from the final notice if the citation still remains unpaid, it becomes a criminal complaint and the court sets an arraignment date for collection and will notice you when to appear.

Do I have a right to a hearing? | Top
Yes. If you desire to contest the matter in a noncriminal proceeding, you may do so by making written request to DISTRICT COURT DEPARTMENT, FIRST BARNSTABLE DIVISION, COURT COMPOUND, MAIN STREET, BARNSTABLE, MA 02630, Attn: 21D Noncriminal Hearings and enclose a copy of this citation for a hearing.

Where can I get a copy of a town ordinance? | Top
The Town of Barnstable Town Clerk’s office can provide you with a copy of the ordinance. The Town Clerk’s office is located on the 1st floor of the Town Hall building at 367 Main Street, Hyannis, MA 01601. Or Click here to view Ordinances Online.

What are some examples of town ordinances? | Top
Some examples of town ordinances are: General Ordinance Chapter III Article XXXIV – Leashing and Restraint of Dogs; General Ordinance Chapter III Article XXI – Anti-Noise Violation; Zoning Ordinance Chapter III Article III Section 4-3 – Sign Regulations; Board of Health Regulations Part IX – Prohibition of Smoking Regulation; Sandy Neck Beach Regulations E. 7 Motor Vehicle Operation – Dunehopping, “zigzags, and “donuts.”

Directions to our office | Top
The Consumer Affairs Division office is located at 200 Main Street.
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Contact

Regulatory Services Director
Richard V. Scali
Supervisor
Elizabeth G. Hartsgrove
P 508-862-4672
F 508-778-2412
E Consumer Affairs
8:30a.m. to 4:30p.m.
200 Main Street
Hyannis, MA. 02601


Public Records
Ann Quirk
Public Records Request
P 508-862-4672
200 Main Street
Hyannis, MA. 02601

 

 

 

Contact Us
Regulatory Services Director
Richard V. Scali
Supervisor
Elizabeth G. Hartsgrove
P 508-862-4672
F 508-778-2412
E Consumer Affairs
8:30a.m. to 4:30p.m.
200 Main Street
Hyannis, MA. 02601


Public Records
Ann Quirk
Public Records Request
P 508-862-4672
200 Main Street
Hyannis, MA. 02601


   
   

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