(A)   Any entrance or passageway to a cellar or basement in any street or sidewalk in the city shall at all times be either covered by a suitable and substantial platform or grate or, in case it is kept open, it shall be guarded and protected by a sufficient railing, on both sides thereof, at least two and one-half feet high, and well-lighted at night.
   (B)   No person shall make or maintain any opening in any street or sidewalk opposite the basement windows in any building owned or occupied by him, unless the same shall be covered by a strong iron grate.
   (C)   No person shall permit the platform or gate of the entrance or passageway to his cellar or basement, in any street or sidewalk, to rise above the surface of such street or sidewalk in the city.
('71 Code, § 22-42)  Penalty, see § 97.99
Statutory reference:
   Authority of city to regulate the securing by railings or otherwise any well, cellar or other dangerous place in or near the line of the street, see R.S.A., 47:17
   Authority of city to regulate the erection of posts, signs, steps or awnings on all streets and public ways, see R.S.A. 47:17 (VII)