15 Fearing Street
You sagacious types have probably noticed the somewhat sudden sprouting of large rocks outlining the lawns of rental property all over town. The reason is of course to keep tenants or their guests from parking on the lawn.
The reason absentee landlords take the issue seriously enough to decorate their property with large boulders is because they don't want a $100 fine from the building inspector. Yes, the fines go to the owners not the offenders. And it seems to be working.
Corner of Main and Shumway Streets
I asked code enforcement officer, aka the enforcer, Jon Thompson for a breakdown of tickets issued thus far in calender 2013:
Here is the breakdown of the 112 violations / complaints that I have responded to since January 1st of this year.
Health Complaints: 40 (Rentals), 5 (Owner Occupied)
Parking: 56 (Rentals), 2 (Owner Occupied)
Zoning: 5 (Rentals), 3 (Owner Occupied)
Building Code: 1 (Rental)
So as you can see "parking" is #1, and the vast majority of tickets are issued to "rentals". But the fine goes to the owners, hence the motivation to actually do something about it. Like planting a crop of large boulders.
South Pleasant Street
Of course there are outliers:
20 South Whitney Street, early October
51 North East Street, early October