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The provisions of § 10.99 apply to violations of this chapter except as specifically provided otherwise in this section.
(A) (1) Any person who violates this chapter shall be subject to a civil penalty in the amount of $100. In the event there is more than one violation within any one-year period, then the civil penalty shall be increased for each additional violation over one during such period, as follows.
(a) Second offense within one year: $250.
(b) Third offense within one year: $500.
(c) Fourth offense within one year: $750.
(d) Fifth and any subsequent offense within one year: $1,000.
(2) Once the one-year period has run from the first violation, the next violation shall be considered to be a first violation for the purposes of establishing a new one-year period.
(B) This chapter may also be enforced by an appropriate equitable action.
(C) Per G.S. § 160A-175(f), any one, all, or any combination of the foregoing penalties and remedies may be used to enforce this chapter.
(Ord. passed 12-15-2016; Ord. passed 11-16-2021)