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(a) Unlawful Acts. It shall be unlawful for any owner to maintain, or allow to be maintained, any building, dwelling, structure or premises in conflict with, or in violation of, any of the provisions of this Code. It shall be unlawful for any person to violate any provision of this Code.
(b) Notice. The Code Official shall serve notices of violation and correction orders in accordance with Section 1355.05 .
(c) Prosecution of Violations. Upon the failure of any owner or any person to comply with a notice of violation and a correction order served in accordance with Section 1355.05 , the Code Official may institute the appropriate proceeding, whether in law or in equity, to restrain, correct or abate such violation, or to require the removal or termination of the unlawful occupancy of the building, dwelling, structure or premises.
(d) Penalties. Any owner who fails to comply with a notice of violation and correction order served in accordance with Section 1355.05 , or any person who violates any other provision of this Code, shall be deemed guilty of a minor misdemeanor, and the violation shall be deemed a strict liability offense. The penalty shall be one hundred fifty dollars ($150.00) per violation, and each day the violation continues shall be considered a separate offense.
(e) Other Remedies. The imposition of the penalties herein prescribed shall not preclude the Director of Law from instituting the appropriate action, whether in law or in equity, to restrain, correct or abate a violation, or to prevent illegal occupancy of a building, structure or premises, or to stop an illegal act, illegal business or the illegal use of any building, dwelling, structure or premises, or any other unlawful act under the provisions of this Code.
(Ord. 04-36. Passed 1-18-05.)