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Any person who shall violate any of the provisions of the Fire Protection Code adopted by this article or fail to comply therewith, or who shall violate or fail to comply with any order made thereunder, or who shall build in violation of any detailed statement of specifications or plans submitted and approved thereunder or any certificate or permit issued thereunder, and from which no appeal has been taken, or who shall fail to comply with such an order as affirmed or modified by the Fire Chief, or his designee, or by a court of competent jurisdiction, within the time fixed therein shall, severally for each such violation and noncompliance respectively, be subject to penalties to be recovered by the city in a civil action in the nature of debt if the offender does not pay the penalties within ten (10) days after the issuance of the notice of violation. The notice of violation shall be in writing, signed by the Fire Chief and/or the fire official charged with the enforcement of the Fire Prevention Code, and shall be delivered or mailed by first class U.S. Mail as specified in § 36.56 below. Each day's continuing violation may be a separate and distinct offense. Any action to recover such penalties may be joined in an action for appropriate equitable remedy, including injunctions and orders of abatement and including an action to recover damages owing to the city by reason of expenses incurred by the city in abating, correcting, limiting, and otherwise dealing with the harmful effects of the offending action.
(Ord. O-2004-29, passed 9-7-04)