§ 150.99  PENALTY.
   Any person who violates any provision of the state codes adopted in § 150.01(A) shall be subject to the following penalties:
   (A)   Violators of the Uniform State Building Code shall, upon conviction, be subject to a fine of not less than $10 nor more than $1000.  Each day the violation continues shall constitute a separate offense.  (KRS 198B.990(1))
   (B)   Violators of the State Plumbing Code shall, upon conviction, be subject to a fine of not less than $10 nor more than $100, imprisonment for not more than 90 days, or both, for each offense. (KRS 318.990).
   (C)   Penalties for §§ 150.20 through 150.23.
      (1)   Criminal.
         (a)   Any person who shall violate any provision of §§ 150.20 through 150.23 shall be fined not less than $20.00 nor more than $100.00.
         (b)   Where Kentucky Revised Statutes mandates a fine higher than that stipulated herein, the fine contained in Kentucky Revised Statutes shall apply.
         (c)   Any continuing violation of §§ 150.20 through 150.23 shall be considered a separate and distinct offense for each day on which a violation occurs or continues, and a separate penalty may be imposed therefore.
      (2)   Civil.
         (a)   Any person who shall violate any provision of §§ 150.20 through 150.23 shall subject the offender to a civil penalty in an amount equal to two times the minimum fine prescribed in §§ 150.20 through 150.23, with a minimum civil penalty of $40.00 for each violation; each day of violation shall be considered a separate offense.
         (b)   The civil penalty provided herein may be recovered by the city in a civil action in the nature of a debt if the offender does not pay the penalty within 20 days after the offender has been cited for the ordinance violation. As used herein "cited" shall mean notified of the violation and the penalty in writing by an elected or appointed official of the city or the official attorney for the city. The civil penalty may be used as an alternative to or in conjunction with the criminal penalties authorized herein.
(Ord. 09-07, passed 8-11-09)