1422.99  GENERAL CODE PENALTY; EQUITABLE REMEDIES.
   (a)   Whoever violates any provision of this Building and Housing Code, or fails to comply therewith, or with any of the requirements thereof, or erects, constructs, alters or repairs, or has erected, constructed, altered or repaired, a building or structure, in violation of a detailed statement or plan submitted and approved thereunder, or of a permit or certificate issued thereunder, is guilty of a minor misdemeanor for a first offense; for a second offense within one year after the first offense, such person is guilty of a misdemeanor of the fourth degree.  Each day during or on which a violation or noncompliance occurs or continues, after the offender has been notified of such violation or of such failure to comply, shall constitute a separate offense.
   (b)   The owner of a building, structure or premises, where anything in violation of this Building and Housing Code is placed or exists, and an architect, engineer, builder, contractor, agent, person or corporation employed in connection therewith and who may have assisted in the commission of such violation, are each guilty of a minor misdemeanor for a first offense; for a second offense within one year after the first offense, such person is guilty of a misdemeanor of the fourth degree.  Each day during or on which a violation or noncompliance occurs or continues,  after the offender has been notified of such violation or of such failure to comply, shall constitute a separate offense.
   (c)   Whoever knowingly and willfully obstructs or abuses a duly appointed employee of the Division of Building and Zoning Inspection in the performance of his or her duties is guilty of a minor misdemeanor for a first offense; for a second offense within one year after the first offense, such person is guilty of a misdemeanor of the fourth degree.  Each incident of obstruction or abuse shall constitute a separate offense.
(Ord. 42-1981.  Passed 2-23-81.)
   (d)   The application of the penalties provided in this section shall not be deemed to prevent the enforced removal of prohibited conditions or the application of any other equitable remedy.