WATER MANAGEMENT AND PROTECTION
SHORELAND WATER QUALITY PROTECTION ACT
483-B:8 Municipal Authority.
I. Municipalities may adopt land use control ordinances relative to all protected shorelands which are more stringent than the minimum standards contained in this chapter.
II. Municipalities are encouraged to adopt land use control ordinances for the shorelands of water bodies and water courses other than public waters.
III. Municipalities in which protected shoreland is situated may enforce the provisions of this chapter by issuing cease and desist orders and by seeking injunctive relief or civil penalties as provided in RSA 483-B:18, III(a) and (b). Civil penalties and fines collected by the court shall be remitted within 14 days to the treasurer of the municipality prosecuting said violations, for the use of the municipality. Any municipality electing to enforce the provisions of this chapter shall send copies of any pleading to the attorney general at the time of filing. Municipalities bordering the same water body are encouraged to employ jointly a single code enforcement officer to monitor compliance.
IV. The authority granted to municipalities under this chapter shall not be interpreted to extend to RSA 430:28-48.
V. Municipalities bordering the same water body are encouraged to employ jointly a single code enforcement officer to monitor compliance.
Source. 1991, 303:1. 1992, 235:11, eff. Jan. 1, 1993.