§ 156.63  ENFORCEMENT.
   Any person who, being the owner or agent of the owner of any land located within the City of Monroe, thereafter subdivides his land in violation of the ordinance or transfers or sells land by reference to, exhibition of, or any other use of a plat showing a subdivision of the land before the plat has been properly approved under such ordinance and recorded in the office of the appropriate register of deeds, shall be guilty of a Class 1 misdemeanor.  The description by metes and bounds in the instrument of transfer or other document used in the process of selling or transferring land shall not exempt the transaction from this penalty.  The City of Monroe may bring an action for injunction of any illegal subdivision, transfer, conveyance, or sale of land, and the court shall, upon appropriate findings, issue an injunction and order requiring the offending party to comply with the subdivision ordinance.  Building permits required pursuant to G.S. § 160A-417 may be denied for lots that have been illegally subdivided. In addition to other remedies, the city may institute any appropriate action or proceedings to prevent the unlawful subdivision of land, to restrain, correct, or abate the violation, or to prevent any illegal act or conduct, (G.S. § 160A-375(a)).
(Ord. O-2006-10, passed 4-4-06)