§ 94.99 PENALTY.
   (A)   Civil fines upon citation. Any person who shall violate the provisions of this chapter shall be subject to a civil fine upon citation before the Code Enforcement Board.
      (1)   Any person failing to obtain permission as outlined in § 94.13 shall be subject to a fine of $200.
      (2)   Any person conducting unauthorized removal of or doing damage to public trees shall be subject to a fine of $250 per inch diameter at breast height (DBH) of the damaged or removed portion.
   (B)   Any tree contractor discovered working on a public tree or upon public property without permission shall be subject to a fine of $500.
   (C)   Criminal penalty. In the event of intentional damage or removal of any tree, shrub or other vegetation subject herein, such person shall be subject to criminal citation and, upon conviction, be guilty of the appropriate degree of criminal mischief as defined in KRS Chapter 512 and subject to the corresponding statutory penalty therefore.
(Ord. O-2019-011, passed 7-22-2019)