§ 161.05  ENFORCEMENT; VIOLATIONS AND PENALTIES.
   (A)   Upon the issuance of a final order and upon written notification by the Office of Licensing and Enforcement, the responsible party shall have a 30-day period to abate the violation(s).
   (B)   All violations of this chapter, or any rule or regulation adopted pursuant thereto, shall constitute a misdemeanor and shall be punished by imprisonment for not more than 30 days or by a fine of not less than $50 but not more than $1,000, or both, and court costs, at the discretion of the court as provided herein. If any violation be continued. each day's violation shall be deemed a separate offense.
   (C)   If the responsible party fails to comply with the order issued by the Office of Licensing and Enforcement, to either make the unsafe structure safe or to raze and remove the structure, and, after the notice provided to the responsible party under this chapter, the county may, in its discretion, cause the structure to be made safe or raze and remove either through an available agency or by contact with third parties, and the cost of such work, raze or removal shall be deemed to be a charge against the real property and shall constitute a lien upon that real property until paid.
   (D)   The county or any other entity, person, firm or corporation, may institute such legal action, including injunction, mandamus, or other appropriate proceedings, seeking the enforcement of violations of this chapter.
(Ord. 2007-17, passed 12-11-2007)