(a)   The imposition of any penalty shall not preclude the Director of Law from instituting an appropriate action or proceeding in a court of proper jurisdiction to prevent an unlawful repair or maintenance; to restrain, correct or abate a violation; to prevent the occupancy of a building, structure or premises; or to require compliance with the provisions of this Code or other applicable laws, ordinances, rules or regulations, or order of determinations of the Chief of Division of Inspections/Chief Building Official.
   (b)   In the event that legal proceedings are initiated pursuant to this Section for noncompliance with any notice of the Chief Building Official issued pursuant to this Code and the owner, agent, occupancy or operator fail to appear or service is otherwise not perfected in said legal proceedings, the Court costs advanced by the City, shall be charged to the owner of the property affected, payable within ten (10) days from the date of mailing the bill to the premises. In the event that an unpaid charge is certified to the tax duplicate of the property, the City shall then increase the charge by twenty-five dollars ($25.00) to cover the administrative costs of the assessment. 
(Ord. 2015-020.  Passed 3-10-15.)