§ 111.99  PENALTY.
   (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)   (1)   Any owner who allows occupation of a dwelling unit as a short-term rental in the county, as defined herein, without having first obtained the required approvals of §§ 111.04 and 111.05 shall:
         (a)   Receive a request from the county to come into compliance;
         (b)   Upon failure to respond to the first request within 30 days, receive a formal incompliance notice from the County Attorney; and
         (c)    Upon failure to respond to the second notice within 14 days, the owner may be guilty of a Class C Misdemeanor, which shall be punishable by a fine of up to $750, imprisonment for up to 90 days or any combination thereof for each such violation.
      (2)   Any owner or manager of a short-term rental in the county who refuses to cooperate with, or respond to the Building Department, Planning Department, Clerk’s Office or any other county office or staff member after a period of 60 days from the initial notification concerning the provisions of this subchapter may be guilty of a Class C Misdemeanor, which shall be punishable by a fine of up to $750, imprisonment for up to 90 days or any combination thereof for each such violation.
      (3)   Any owner or manager of a short-term rental in the county who, having first obtained the required approvals for use of said dwelling as a short-term rental, thereafter operates or permits operation of said short-term rental in violation of the terms and provisions of §§ 111.01 through 111.14 may be guilty of an infraction, and may be punished by a fine of up to $750 for each such violation.
      (4)   In the event of any one violation of §§ 111.01 through 111.13 committed by an owner, manager, local contact person or occupant of the short-term rental, the County Commission shall discuss said violation(s) in a public meeting and consider action, including possible fines or revocation of the conditional use permit and/or business license for the short-term rental in accordance with the provisions of §§ 111.01 through 111.13.
   (C)   Any person who violates any of the provisions of §§ 111.25 through 111.26 shall be guilty of a Class B misdemeanor and, upon conviction thereof, shall be punished by a fine in an amount not less than $1,000, or by imprisonment for a term not exceeding six months, or by both such fine and imprisonment.
   (D)   Persons violating §§ 111.40 through 111.43 shall be guilty of a Class B misdemeanor and subject to a fine in an amount not to exceed $299, or imprisonment in the county jail for a term not to exceed six months, or both such fine and imprisonment.
   (E)   Any person, persons, firm, association, copartnership, or corporation or licensee violating §§ 111.55 or 111.56 is guilty of a misdemeanor and, upon conviction thereof, shall be fined in any sum not to exceed $300 or six months in the county jail, or both such fine and imprisonment.
(Ord. 41, passed 7-3-1950; Ord. 1978-3, passed 5-31-1978; Ord. 1994-1, passed 3-14-1994; Ord. 2019-9, passed 10-14-2019; Ord. 2021-2, passed 3-22-2021)