§ 155.99  PENALTY.
   (A)   Any person, firm or corporation, who shall violate any provision of this chapter shall be subject to a civil penalty of $100 for the first offense, and $200 for each subsequent offense.  Each day a violation continues after due notice has been served of the violation shall constitute a separate offense.  Any person cited pursuant to this subsection (A) may pay the minimum civil penalty within seven days from the date of issuance or request a hearing regarding such penalty to the Board in accordance with §§ 32.275 et seq.
   (B)   The Metro Government shall possess a lien on property for all fines, penalties, charges and fees imposed pursuant to this chapter in accordance with § 155.98(D)(1).  The lien shall be superior to and have priority over all other subsequent liens on the property except state, School Board and Metro Government taxes.
   (C)   Notwithstanding subsection (A) above, any person, firm or corporation who violates any provision of this chapter shall be subject to criminal proceedings and upon conviction thereof shall be subject to a fine of not more than $250 if committed by a person, not more than $500 if committed by a corporation, or imprisonment for a term not to exceed 50 days, or both.  Each day that a violation continues after a citation has been issued or notice has been served shall be deemed a separate offense.
(1999 Lou. Code, § 156.99)  (Lou. Ord. No. 93-1980, approved 6-17-1980; Lou. Am. Ord. No. 47-1981, approved 3-19-1981; Lou. Am. Ord. No. 208-1990, approved 8-30-1990; Lou. Metro Am. Ord. No. 144-2007, approved 7-30-2007)