Health and Safety

Powers of Fire Companies

SECTION 23-37-4

§ 23-37-4. Unauthorized obstruction of hydrants.

Any person who shall obstruct or interfere with the use of any fire hydrant in any town, or city, by piles of lumber, building material, articles of merchandise, the excavation or removal of buildings, dirt or rubbish, or in any other way or manner, unless by permission of the town or city council, shall pay a fine not exceeding twenty dollars ($20.00) for each offense. Every day that the interference or obstruction shall continue shall be regarded as a separate offense; provided, however, that the permission herein required of the town or city council may be lawfully obtained from the commissioner or director of public works or any other officer of any city or town whenever he or she may be so duly authorized by law.

History of Section.
(P.L. 1929, ch. 1386, § 3; G.L. 1938, ch. 360, § 3; G.L. 1956, § 23-37-4.)