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(A) Any person violating any provision of this chapter for which no specific penalty is prescribed shall be subject to § 10.99 of this code of ordinances.
(B) Any person or persons violating or failing to comply with any of the provisions of § 93.01 may, upon conviction in a summary proceeding, be subjected to a fine not exceeding $300 for each offense and in default of payment thereof, imprisonment in the county jail for a term not in excess of 90 days.
(C) Any person or persons violating any of the terms of § 93.02 may, on conviction in a summary proceeding, be subjected to a fine of not less than $10 nor more than $50 for each offense and in default of payment thereof, imprisonment in the county jail for a term not in excess of 30 days.
(D) (1) Notice of violation. If the Zoning Officer shall find that any of the provisions of §§ 93.15 through 93.27 are being violated, he or she shall notify in writing the person responsible for such violation, indicating the nature of the violation and ordering the action and specifying the maximum number of days to correct the violation. The notice shall include the fact that the recipient has the right to appeal to the Zoning Hearing Board within a prescribed period of time.
(2) Prosecution of violation. If the notice of violation is not complied with, the Zoning Officer has the authority to institute civil enforcement proceedings as a means of §§ 93.15 through 93.27. In addition. City Council may institute any appropriate action or proceedings under 53 P.S. § 10617 of the Municipalities Planning Code. Enforcement remedies shall be initiated before the Magisterial District Justice.
(3) Enforcement penalties and remedies. Any person, partnership or corporation who or which has violated or permitted the violation of the provisions of §§ 93.15 through 93.27 shall, upon being found liable therefor in a civil enforcement proceeding commenced by the city, pay a judgment of not more than $500 plus all court costs, including attorney fees incurred by a municipality as a result thereof. If the defendant neither pays nor timely appeals the judgment, the city, may enforce the said judgment pursuant to the applicable rules of civil procedure. Each day that a violation continues shall constitute a separate violation, unless the Magisterial District Justice determining that there has been a violation further determines that there was a good faith basis for the person, partnership or there was no such violation, in which event there shall be deemed to have been only one such violation until the fifth day following the date of the determination of a violation by the Magisterial District Justice and thereafter each day that a violation continues shall constitute a separate violation. All judgments, costs and reasonable attorney fees collected for the violation of §§ 93.15 through 93.27 shall be paid to the city.
(E) Any person, firm or corporation who or which shall violate or fail, neglect or refuse to comply with any of the provisions of §§ 93.40 through 93.43 shall, upon conviction thereof, be sentenced to pay a fine of not less than $5 nor more that $50 and costs of prosecution, and, in default of payment thereof, imprisonment in the county jail for a term not in excess of 30 days; provided, each day’s violation shall constitute a separate offense and notice to the offender shall not be necessary in order to constitute an offense.
(Ord. 1032, passed 12-30-1964; Ord. 1142, passed 7-20-1970; Ord. 1217, passed 5-17-1976; Ord. 1451, passed 10-18-2004)