MULTI-FAMILY HOUSING CERTIFICATION No person owning a qualified multifamily dwelling in the City of Marlborough shall, with respect to a subject property on which the qualified multifamily dwelling is located, enter into a purchase-and-sale agreement or sale agreement, seek to transfer the subject property, or list the subject property for sale with a licensed real estate broker, unless and until such person has first obtained from the Building Commissioner or his/her designee a certificate regarding legal multifamily dwelling units, and has subsequently supplied that certificate to the Marlborough Fire Department prior to the Marlborough Fire Department conducting an inspection of the subject property pursuant to MGL c. 148, § 26F.
ZONING COMPLIANCE ONLY This certification is for legal zoning use only. It makes no assurance regarding compliance with the building code, sanitary codes or other codes and regulations as may be applicable.
ABANDONED AND/OR FORECLOSING HOUSING CERTIFICATION It is the purpose and intent of this article to protect and preserve public safety and security, and the quiet enjoyment of occupants, abutters and neighborhoods, by: requiring all residential property owners, including lenders, trustees and service companies, to register abandoned and/or foreclosing residential properties with the City of Marlborough; and regulating the maintenance and security of abandoned and/or foreclosing residential properties to help prevent blighted and unsecure residences. /
WORKING WITH FIRE DEPARTMENT (a) Any building determined to be especially unsafe in case of fire, under the provisions of 780 CMR 121.2 shall be identified and caused to be marked by the building official, with the cooperation of the head of the fire department, to indicate the degree of hazard. (b) In marking such buildings, the following symbols shall be used: This symbol shall mean that interior hazard exists to such a degree that interior operations shall be conducted with extreme caution. This symbol shall not in any way limit the discretion of the on scene Incident Commander in directing operations that the Incident Commander deems necessary. This symbol shall mean that exterior or interior hazards exists to such a degree that consideration should be given to conduct operations from the exterior only. This symbol shall not in any way limit the discretion of the on scene Incident Commander in directing operations that the Incident Commander deems necessary.
Locations for foreclosed property info Legal ads in local papers Massachusetts Public Notices – http://ma.mypublicnotices.com/PublicNotice.asp http://ma.mypublicnotices.com/PublicNotice.asp Various law offices – http://www.commonwealthauction.com/ http://www.commonwealthauction.com/ – http://www.auctionsri.com/ http://www.auctionsri.com/ Secretary of States Office – http://www.sec.state.ma.us/ http://www.sec.state.ma.us/
CODE ENFORCEMENT IMPACT TEAM Code Enforcement Board of Health Fire Department Police Department Council on Aging Jail Diversion Clinician Housing Authority Department of Public Works
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CANT FIND THE MORTGAGE COMPANY? Secretary of States office: – http://www.sec.state.ma.us/ http://www.sec.state.ma.us/ – Go to your local Registry of Deeds Check under address (recorded vs. registered) Check for: – Order – Order of Notice – Complaint
ORDER OF NOTICE Harmon Law(617) 558-0500 Ablitt Law(781) 246-8995 Korde & Associates (978) 256-1500 Michienzie & Sawin, LLC(617) 227-5660
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Non-criminal citations Housing Court District Court
Ticketing 21D procedures – Non-criminal citations can be moved to criminal if court determines in a show cause hearing – Once tickets have been moved to criminal it must be handled by the DAs office.