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Emergency: 911
Non emergency:(518) 359-3776
Fax: (518) 359-7356 tupperlakepd@tupperlakepd.com

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7 days a week

24 hour Road Patrol

Sunday - Thursday

Staffed desk 5:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Desk unstaffed 5:00 p.m. - 5:00 a.m.

Friday & Saturday

Staffed Desk 5:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Desk unstaffed 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 a.m.

**During unstaffed hours, please call 911 for assistance
Local Law §48-8 Prohibited Parking
The parking of vehicles is hereby prohibited on all streets within the village between 2:00 a.m. and 6:00 a.m. from November 15 to April 15. Vehicles found on the streets during this time period will be issued a parking ticket, returnable in Village Court, in the amount of $25.00 for each offense.
Local Law § 49-5: Prohibited Disposal of Trash and Garbage
A) Public Property - No person shall place, throw or deposit or caused to be placed, thrown or deposited any gabage, refuse, papers, trash, hazardous waste and/or material or ashes upon any sidewalk, street, alley, lane, gutter or any public ground in the village or into any stream or upon the banks of any stream running through or adjacent to said village.

B) Private Property - No person shall place, throw, deposit or caused to be placed, thrown or deposited any garbage, refuse, papers, trash, hazardous waste and/or material or ashes upon the private property of another person, except that ashes may be deposited thereon with the owners permission for the purpose of filling land.

C) Burning or burying - No person shall bury or burn or cause to be buried or burned any garbage, refuse, papers, trash, hazardous waste and/or materials within the village limits, unless authorized to do so, in writing, by the Board of Trustees.

Local Law § 49-7: Restrictions on Disposal / Storage of Garbage and Trash
D1) No person shall store garbage on private property of himself or others for a period of more than 10 days in or upon premises of a building, garage, shed or other structure. All such garbage shall be placed in the proper disposal bags and be placed at the curb weekly for garbage collection purposes.

D2) No person shall store any trash, garbage, paper or refuse on any premises or building structure in a manner that may be unsightly, obnoxious, unattractive, offensive or repulsive to the neighborhood, residents of the premises, other premises in the area and/or others. The owner, renter, lessee, agent, association and/or any other person having possession, control or ownership of the premises shall be responsible for any violations of this section and may be cited on any and all violations.

Local Law § 13-3: Regulations for Dogs
A. It shall be unlawful for any owner of a dog to permit or allow such dog to:

1. Run at large

2. Engage in habitual loud howling, barking or whining or to conduct itself in such a manner as to habitually annoy any person other than the owner of the dog.

3. Cause damage or destruction to public or private property, defecate, urinate or otherwise commit a nuisance upon any property other than the owner of the dog.

4. It shall be the responsibility of dog owners or persons who are in custody or control of a dog within the Village of Tupper Lake, to immediately remove from any street, sidewalk or other public or private property, other than the dog owner's property, any defecation made by such dog or dogs.

4.1 Every person walking a dog (also dogs) on property other than that owned by the dog owner, shall be required to carry a device commonly referred to as a pooper scooper or such other implements or materials capable of being utilized to remove the defecation of the dog or dogs.

4.2 It shall be unlawful for any person to dispose of the dog defecation in any other place other than the owner's home. In no event shall any feces be disposed of in any sewer or drain, whether storm or sanitary.

5(a) To allow the dog to bite, chase, jump upon or otherwise harass any person in such a manner as to cause intimidation or to put such person in reasonable fear of bodily injury.

5(b) To allow the dog to chase, leap on or otherwise interfere with pedestrian traffic or persons riding any means of transportation, whether or not such transportation is pwered by muscular power or by any engine, whether electrical, diesel, or gas powered.

5(c) To allow the dog to kill or injure any dog, cat or household pet.

5(d) To fail to license the dog after age six months or older.

5(e) To fail to have a current and valid New York State Identification tag on its collar when the dog is at large or unrestrained by a leash.

5(f) If female dog, to be off the owner's premises when it is in heat.

Local Law #1 for year 2002 Possession of Tobacco under 18 Years of Age:
It shall be a violation of this local law for any person less than eighteen (18) years of age to use or possess any tobacco product on the public property.
Local Law #5 - 2001. Possession of Alcoholic Beverages (Open Container)
Consumption or possessing open container on public lands

It shall be a violation of this local law for any person to:

A. Consume any alcoholic beverage on any public land within the village.

B. Have in his/her possession any open container containing any alcoholic beverage on any public lands within the village.

C. Have within his/her possession for the purpose of consumption on public lands, by either himself/herself or another person, any open container containing an alcoholic beverage.

Local Law #1 for year 2001: Curfew Law
It shall be unlawful for any child under the age of sixteen (16) to remain in or upon any public street, highway, park, vacant lot or other public place between the hours of 10:00 P.M. and 6:00 A.M.

EXEMPTIONS:

1) If the child is accompanied by his/her legal guardian or other responsible person over the age of 21 and such person is approved by the child's parent or legal guardian.

2) Until the hours if 12:30 A.M. if the child is on an errand as directed by his/her parent or legal guardian.

3) If the child is legally employed for the period from one-half hour before to one-half hour after work, while going directly between his/her home and place of employment. This also applies if the child is in a public place while in the course of his/her employment. To come under this exemption, the child must be carrying a written statement from the employer attesting to the place and hours of employment.

4) Until the hour of 12:30 A.M. if the child is on the sidewalk directly adjacent to the building where the child resdies.

5) If the child is coming directly from a school activity or religious or other voluntary association, or a place of public entertainment, such as a movie, play or sporting event, but in no case beyond 12:30 A.M.

6) If the minor is exercising first amendment rights protected by the Constitution, such as the free exercise of religion, speech or assembly, provided the minor must first have given written notice to the Mayor in writing signed by the minor and his/her parent or guardian that specifies when, where and in what manner the minor will be on the streets of the Village of Tupper Lake and for what first amendment purpose the minor will be on the streets during the curfew hours.

VIOLATIONS:

A police officer who has probable cause to believe that a child is in violation of this ordinance shall take such child to the police station where the child's parent or guardian shall be immediately notified. The child will be held until a parent or guardian comes to take the child home. The parent or guardian will be given a copy of this ordinance when they arrive to pick up the child. If no parent or guardian arrives within two hours, the child will be turned over to the custody of the juvenile authorities until the parent or guardian can take custody of the child.

1) The first violation of this ordinance will cause the parent or guardian of the child to receive written notice of the violation, warning them that further violations will result in the imposition of a penalty as provided by law.

2) Upon a second violation, a fine of $50.00 will be imposed.

3) Upon a third violation, a fine of $150.00 will be imposed, as well as a report made to Child Protective Services.

Local Law § 5-4; Outdoor Storage of Vehicles (Prohibited)
It shall be unlawful for any person, firm or corporation, either as owner, occupant, leesee, agent, tenant or otherwise of property within the Village of Tupper Lake, to store or deposit, or cause or permit to be stored or deposited, an abandoned, junk or discarded or more than one (1) unregistered vehicle or part or piece thereof on any private property within the Village of Tupper Lake unless:

A. Such vehicle is stored or deposited in a completely enclosed building; or

B. Such vehicle is temporarily stored in compliance with the Zoning Ordinance on the premises of a duly authorized motor vehicle service station or body repair shop within the Village of Tupper Lake and shall not remain on the premises for more than three (3) months.

Local Law § 28-3: Hawking and Peddling
No person, except honorably discharged United States soldiers and sailors, who are residents of the State of New York, shall offer any goods or property for the sale by public auction, nor shall any person hawk or peddle any goods, wares, merchandise or other property, except meats, fish, fruits or products of the farm, within the limits of the Village of Tupper Lake, and no person shall take orders for future delivery of any goods, wares, merchandise or other property within Tupper Lake Village, the same being within this state at the time of taking such orders and such orders being taken with the intent of thereby evading the provisions against peddling contained in this section, or seel the same or offer the same for sale from any cart or vehicle standing in any street, lane, alley or public place without having a license therefor. EXCEPTION TO 28-3: A license may be granted by the Board of Trustees for the purpose of peddling to firms, persons or corporations at a rate from $25.00 to $100.00 annually, at the discretion of said Board of Trustees, and said license may be revoked by said Board of Trustees and by refunding proportionate part of license fee for unexpired part of license term.
Local Law § 36: Peace and Good Order
36-2 : Noise Restrictions; It shall be unlawful for any person to:

1) Make, or cause or permit to be made, any unreasonable noise.

2) Knowingly operate or keep any place of public resort or place of private resort where unreasonable noise is made or caused or permitted to be made; or

3) Operate or permit to be operated any sound reproduction device or sound-signal device at a place of public resort or private resort after the hour prescribed as the legal closing time in the county where such premises are located provided that such person:

a) Owns or holds a license issued pursuant to the Alcoholic Beverage Control Law of the State of New York, AND

b) Owns or operates any hotel, restaurant, tavern, bar, grill or cocktail lounge on such premises.

36-5 Handbill Restrictions

A) No person shall stick, post or in any way attach any card, bill or advertisement upon any of the public buildings or structures in the village or upon any building, structure, tree, telephone pole, power transmission pole or electric light pole in the village without the written consent of the owner or owners thereof.

B) It shall be unlawful for any person to tear down, deface or destroy any notice, handbill or advertisement lawfully posted.

Local Law § 43 Snowmobiles
43-1: Snowmobiles, duly registered or exempt therefrom by the Commissioner of Conservation of New York, shall be permitted to operate upon and use, for the limited and specific purpose of gaining access to recreational areas, all those certain streets of this Village as may hereafter set forth under 43-2 hereof; and permission hereunder granted shall be subject to the rules, regulations, requirements and conditions, as provided herein.

43-2: All Streets and roadways of the Village of Tupper Lake are hereby designated as open to the use permitted under 43-1 hereof.

43-3: No person under the age of sixteen (16) years shall operate a snowmobile on any of the streets or roadways of the Village of Tupper Lake.

43-4: No person shall operate a snowmobile on any of the streets or roadways between the hours of 11:00 p.m. and 8:00 a.m., Easter Standard Time.

43-5: All snowmobiles operating within the Village of Tupper Lake shall be equipped with a windscreen unless the operator thereof wears goggles or a face shield at all times during such operation.

43-6 (a): No person shall operate a snowmobile on any sidewalk or right-of-way reserved only for pedestrian traffic, except to cross the same at approximate right angles to reach property upon which operation of snowmobiles is lawful.

43-6 (b): A person operating a snowmobile shall ride only upon the permanent and regular seat attached thereto. Such operator shall not carry any other person nor shall any other person ride on a snowmobile unless such snowmobile is designed to carry more than one (1) person, in which event a passenger may ride upon the permanent and regular seat if designed for two (2) persons.

***** Please Note - all local laws listed above pertaining to snowmobiles are in addition to any and all rules and regulations as set forth in any law of the State of New York, including the New York State Vehicle and Traffic Law.