(a)   Penalty. Whoever violates or fails to comply with any of the provisions of this chapter is guilty of a misdemeanor in the first degree and shall be fined not more than one thousand dollars ($1,000.00) or imprisoned not more than six months, or both, for each offense. A separate offense shall be deemed committed each day during or on which a violation or noncompliance occurs or continues.
   (b)   Application to Officers or Agents. Where the defendant is other than a natural person, division (a) of this section shall also apply to any agent, superintendent, officer, member or partner who shall, alone or with others, have the charge, care or control of the premises.
   (c)   Other Legal Action. The imposition of any penalty shall not preclude the Department of Law from instituting any appropriate action or proceeding in a court of proper jurisdiction to prevent an unlawful repair or maintenance; to restrain, correct or abate a violation; to prevent the occupancy of a dwelling, building, structure or premises; or to require compliance with the provisions of this chapter of other applicable laws, ordinances, rules or regulations or with the orders or determination of the Building Inspector.
(Ord. 2006-11.  Passed 4-10-06; Ord. 2018-4.  Passed 1-22-18.)