§ 159.999 PENALTY.
   (A)   Whoever being the owner or agent of the owner of any land located within a subdivision transfers or sells or agrees to sell or negotiate to sell any land by reference to or exhibition of or by other use of a plat of a subdivision, before the plat has been approved by the County Planning Commission and recorded and filed in the Office of the County Land Records Office, shall forfeit and pay a civil penalty of not less than $200 and not more than $1,000 in the discretion of the court, for each lot or parcel so transferred or sold or agreed or negotiated to be sold.
   (B)   If any person or entity violates a provision of this chapter, the violation shall be a misdemeanor, punishable by a fine of $500 per violation, with each day that the violation occurs representing a separate violation.
   (C)   The description of the lot or parcel by metes and bounds in the instrument of transfer or other document used in the process of selling or transferring shall not exempt the transaction from the penalties or from the remedies herein provided.
   (D)   The county may enjoin the transfer or sale or agreement by action for injunction brought in any court of equity jurisdiction or may recover the penalty by civil action in any court of competent jurisdiction.
(Ord. —, passed 6-24-1997)