634.99   ENFORCEMENT AND PENALTY.
   (a)   If a property owner, lessee, or party in control fails to comply with any provision of this chapter, or any order issued pursuant to this chapter, such failure shall be considered a first degree misdemeanor and, upon a plea of guilty or conviction thereof, shall be punished in accordance with Section 101.99 of the Administrative Code. Each day of violation shall be considered a separate offense.
   (b)   If a person or entity required to register a vacant property pursuant to Section 634.08 fails to register as required by that section, such failure shall be considered a first degree misdemeanor and, upon a plea of guilty or conviction thereof, shall be punished in accordance with Section 101.99 of the Administrative Code. Each day of violation shall be considered a separate offense.
   (c)   If a person or entity required to register a foreclosure and foreclosed property pursuant to Section 634.09 fails to register as required by that section, such failure shall be considered a first degree misdemeanor and, upon a plea of guilty or conviction thereof, shall be punished in accordance with Section 101.99 of the Administrative Code. Each day of violation shall be considered a separate offense.
   (d)   In the event of any violation of this chapter, the City, in addition to any other action or remedy allowed by law, may bring a criminal action, may institute proper suit in equity or law to prevent or terminate any such violation or remedy such situation, and/or may take action itself or through contractors hired for such purpose to abate the violation or situation as set forth in this chapter.
(Ord. 2017-11.  Passed 5-22-17.)