A.   General:
      1.   It is unlawful for any person to subdivide a tract or parcel of land that is located wholly or in part in the city except in compliance with this title. A plat of any subdivision may not be recorded until it has been submitted and approved as required herein.
      2.   The subdivision of any lot or any parcel of land by the use of metes and bounds description for the purpose of sale, transfer, lease, or development is prohibited unless approved as part of a lot line adjustment or small lot subdivision.
      3.   No building permit shall be issued for the construction of any building or structure located on a lot, parcel or plat subdivided or sold in violation of the provisions of this title, nor shall the city have any obligation to issue certificates of occupancy, other permits or licenses, or to extend utility services to any parcel or lot created in violation of this title.
   B.   Penalty: Any person who violates the provisions of this section shall be guilty of a class C misdemeanor and, upon conviction thereof, subject to penalty as provided in title 1, chapter 4 of this code.
   C.   Additional Remedies: The city may take appropriate actions and proceedings in law or in equity to prevent any violation of this title, to prevent unlawful construction, to recover damages, to restrain, correct, or abate a violation, to prevent illegal occupancy of a building structure or premises, or otherwise require the property to conform to the provisions of this title. These remedies shall be in addition to the penalties described above.
(1979 Code § 17.04.040; amd. Ord. 2005-9, 4-5-2005)