This title shall be enforced by the inspector of buildings or person or boards designated, if none, by the board of selectmen. No building shall be built or altered and no use of land or a building shall be begun or changed without a permit having been issued by the inspector of buildings. No building shall be occupied until a certificate of occupancy has been issued by the selectmen or the inspector of buildings appointed by them. Any person violating any of the provisions of this title may be fined not more than $100.00 for each offense, per violation. Each day that such violation continues shall constitute a separate offense.
Each offense of this title may be enforced through the noncriminal disposition procedures provided in MGL ch 40, § 21D, by giving the offender written notice to appear before the clerk of the Wareham district court not later than 21 days after the date of said notice to confess the offense charged, either personally or through a duly authorized agent or by mailing to the town clerk a postal note, check or money order for the $100.00 penalty for each violation cited. Any person so notified who wishes to contest the alleged violation may, within 21 days after the date of the notice, request a hearing before the district court pursuant to MGL ch 40, § 21D. [5-17-10 ATM; Art. XXX, 5-17-95 RATM; Art. III, 4-4-88 STM, § IX(F).]