City of Binghamton, New York

Health and Sanitation

Ordinance Part: 
Code of Ordinances Part 2. General Legislation



[HISTORY: Adopted by the City Council of the City of Binghamton 10-5-1970 (Ch. 10 of the 1970 Code). Amendments noted where applicable.]


Alcoholic beverages -- See Ch. 170.

Animals -- See Ch. 178.

Disorderly conduct -- See Ch. 220.

Parks and recreation -- See Ch. 301.

Public assembly -- See Ch. 318.

Solid waste -- See Ch. 350.


§ 259-1.  Protection of foods, food products exposed for sale.

No person dealing in foods and food products liable to be consumed raw shall expose the same for sale either inside or outside of a store unless such articles of food and food products are protected from flies, dust and dirt, and all goods and food products of whatever nature, exposed for sale outside of any store, room or building, must be placed at a sufficient elevation above the street to afford their maintenance in a clean and sanitary condition. 


§ 259-2.  Slaughterhouses prohibited.

It shall be unlawful for any person to erect, keep or have within the limits of the City any slaughterhouse, or any house or place where animals are killed for market. 


§ 259-3.  Cemeteries and burial of dead. 

A.         Depth of graves; disturbing coffins, graves. Every grave hereafter dug shall be of the depth of not less than five feet. In digging a grave or burying a body no other coffin or grave shall be disturbed. 


B.         Funerals. All funerals shall take place between sunrise and sunset, unless otherwise permitted or directed by the county health officer. 


C.         Use of grounds other than burying grounds. No person shall bury or cause to be buried in this City the body of any deceased person except in such grounds as are known and used as burying grounds, or such as shall hereafter be designated by the City Council as burying grounds, and authorized to be used as such. 


D.        Vehicles prohibited on burial lots, etc. No person shall unlawfully ride or drive any horse, team, carriage, wagon or other vehicle on any burial lot or on any of the margins, footwalks or walks in any cemetery in the City. 


E.         Injury, removal of trees, shrubs, etc. No person shall unlawfully tread down the grass, pluck, break, cut or remove any tree, shrub, plant, flowers or turf in or from any cemetery in the City. 


F.         Use of intoxicating liquors; immoral practices. It shall be unlawful for any person to use in any burying ground in the City any spirituous or intoxicating liquors, or to resort thither with abandoned women or to be guilty of any immoral practice in such burying ground. 


G.        Deposits of offensive substances. It shall be unlawful for any person to deposit any filth or unclean or offensive substance in or upon any cemetery or burying ground.