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After the effective date of this chapter, any person who, being the owner or agent of the owner of any land located within the territorial jurisdiction of this chapter, thereafter subdivides his or her land in violation of this chapter or transfers or sells land by reference to, exhibition of, or an other use of a plat showing a subdivision of the land before the plat has been properly approved under the terms of this chapter and recorded in the office of the Rutherford County Register of Deeds shall be guilty of a misdemeanor. The description by metes and bounds in the instrument of transfer or other document used in the process of selling or transferring land shall not exempt the transaction from this penalty. Chimney Rock Village, through its attorney or other official designated by the Village Council, may enjoin any illegal subdivision, transfer, or sale of land by action for injunction. Further, violators of this chapter shall be subject, upon conviction, to a fine up to a maximum of $500 and/or imprisonment as provided by G.S. § 14-4.
(2002 Code, Art. XIII, § 1200) (Ord. passed 4-1-1985; Am. Ord. passed 10-18-2005)