§ 152.136  PENALTIES FOR VIOLATIONS.
   Any act constituting a violation of the provisions of this chapter or a failure to comply with any of its requirements, including violations of any conditions and safeguards established in connection with the grants of variances or special use permits, shall subject the offender to a civil penalty in the amount of $500.
   (A)   Violators shall be issued a written notice which must be paid within ten days. Each day’s continuing violation shall be a separate and distinct offense.  A civil penalty may not be appealed to the Board of Adjustment if the offender was sent a notice of violation in accordance with § 152.135 and did not take an appeal to the Board of Adjustment within the prescribed time.
   (B)   Notwithstanding the foregoing, provisions of this chapter may be enforced through equitable remedies issued by a court of competent jurisdiction.
   (C)   In addition to or in lieu of remedies authorized herein, violations of this chapter or failure to comply with any of its requirements, including violations of any conditions and safeguards established in connection with grants of variances or special use permits, may be prosecuted as a misdemeanor, punishable as provided in G.S. § 14-4.
(Ord. passed 10-1-07)