§ 84.99  PENALTY.
   (A)   Any person violating any provision of this chapter for which no specific penalty is prescribed shall be subject to § 10.99.
   (B)   (1)   Violation of § 84.02 shall constitute an infraction chargeable to the responsible person or the owner of the dog, if the owner and responsible person are different persons and shall subject the responsible person or owner to a penalty of $50. Violators shall be issued written notice of the violation, which must be paid within 30 days after the receipt of the notice. If the violator does not pay the penalty within 30 days, the town may recover the penalty and all subsequently accruing penalties, in a civil action. In the event that it is necessary for the town to institute a civil action to collect the penalty, the violator shall be responsible for all court costs and attorney’s fees incurred by the town.
      (2)   The Chief of Police or his or her designee shall retain information containing the identities of all violators of § 84.02 for a period of no less than three years after their respective violations and he or she shall periodically, upon request by the Town Council, provide the information to the Town Council.
   (C)   (1)   Violation of § 84.03 shall subject the person improperly confining an animal to a civil penalty of $50 and shall constitute a Class 3 misdemeanor pursuant to G.S. § 14-4(a), with a fine of up to $50. Any repeat violation within a 36-month period shall subject the person to a civil penalty of $100, and shall constitute a Class 3 misdemeanor, with a fine of up to $500.
      (2)   All expenses incurred for the care or maintenance of a seized animal must be paid by the violator, and such amounts may be recovered by the town in a civil action. In the event that it is necessary for the town to institute a civil action to collect such penalty, the violator shall be responsible for court costs and attorney’s fees incurred by the town.
(Prior Code, § 100.02)  (Ord. passed 5-2-2004; Res. passed 12-18-2014; Ord. passed 12-16-2019)