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(A) It shall be unlawful for the owner of any nonresidential building or structure to fail, neglect, or refuse to repair, alter, or improve the same, or to vacate and close and remove or demolish the same, upon order of the code enforcement officer duly made and served in accordance with the provisions of this section, within the time specified in such order, and each day that any such failure, neglect or refusal to comply with such order continues shall constitute a separate and distinct offense. It shall be unlawful for the owner of any nonresidential building or structure, with respect to which an order has been issued pursuant to § 150.107(C) of this section, to occupy or permit the occupancy of the same after the time prescribed in such order for its repair, alteration, improvement, or its vacation and closing, and each day that such occupancy continues after such prescribed time shall constitute a separate and distinct offense.
(B) The violation of any provision of this section shall constitute a misdemeanor, as provided by G.S. 14-4.
(C) In addition to or in lieu of the other remedies provided by this section, any owner of a nonresidential building or structure that fails to comply with an order of the code enforcement officer within the time specified therein, shall be subject to a civil penalty in accordance with § 150.999(C).
(Ord. - -, passed 3-2-2017)