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(A) In accordance with G.S. 160A-175 and 14-4:
(1) Except as provided in division (A)(2), if any person shall violate any provision of this code, he or she shall be guilty of a Class 3 misdemeanor and shall be fined not more than $500. No fine shall exceed $50 unless the pertinent section of the code expressly states that the maximum fine is greater than $50.
(2) If any person shall violate any provision of this code regulating the operation or parking of vehicles, he or she shall be responsible for a civil fine or penalty as set by the code or by separate town ordinance.
(B) An ordinance contained herein may provide for its enforcement by other remedies, as authorized in G.S. 160A-175, including the imposition of civil fines, the ordering of specific equitable relief, including injunctions, or a combination of remedies. In addition, any ordinance contained herein may be enforced by an appropriate equitable remedy issuing from a court of competent jurisdiction.
(C) An ordinance may provide, when appropriate, that each day’s continuing violation shall be a separate and distinct offense.
S tatutory reference:
Enforcement of ordinances, see G.S. § 160A-175