SECTION A-601  FINES
A-601.1 Basic Fines: 154 Any person who violates any provision of this code or the technical codes or regulations adopted thereunder; or who fails to comply with any order issued pursuant to any Section thereof; or who erects, constructs, installs, removes, alters or repairs a structure, equipment or system in violation of the approved construction documents or directive of the code official or of a permit or certificate issued under the provisions of this code or the technical codes, shall be subject to a fine of three hundred dollars ($300) for each offense.
   1.   In addition to the Basic Fine, repeat violations of Section PM-301 ("General") or Section PM-302 ("Exterior Property Areas"), requiring more than one abatement of the same property in a twelve-month period, shall be subject to a penalty of one hundred dollars ($100) for each such repeat abatement action. 155
A-601.2 Fines for Class II offenses: 156 Notwithstanding Section A-601.1, any person who violates any of the following provisions shall have committed a Class II offense and be subject to the maximum fine set forth in subsection 1-109(2) of The Philadelphia Code:
   1.   Section F-106.4 (Rendering equipment inoperable);
   2.   Section F-106.4.1 (Fire Department notification);
   3.   Section F-104.2.2 (Obstructing operations);
   4.   Section F-106.7 (Obstructions);
   5.   Section F-307 (Open Burning and Recreational Fires);
   6.   Section F-308.5 (Open-flame devices);
   7.   Section F-901.4.6 (Changes to fire protection equipment);
   8.   Section F-901.7 (Systems out of service);
   9.   Section F-915 157 (Periodic Testing Of Fire Protection Systems);
   10.   Section F-1027 (Maintenance of the Means of Egress);
   11.   Section PM-702 (Means of Egress); 158
   12.   Section PM-902 (Foreclosed Vacant Residential Properties); 159
   13.   Section PM-904 (Chronic Non-Compliant Owner); 160
   14.   Section PM-703 (Fire Resistance Ratings); 161
   15.   Section PM-704 (Fire Protection Systems); and 162
   16.   Section PM-804.2 (Historic Area Standards). 163
A-601.3 Fines for Class III offenses: 164 Notwithstanding Section A-601.1, any person who violates any of the following provisions shall have committed a Class III offense and shall be subject to the maximum fine set forth in subsection 1-109(3) of The Philadelphia Code:
   1.   Section A-301.1.5 (Zoning and Use Registration Permits);
   1.1.   Section A-402.10.6 (Failure to provide for required demolition inspections); 165
   2.   Section A-701 (Certificate of Occupancy);
   2.1.   Section B-1704.15 (Special Inspections of Special Cases); 166
   3.   Section B-3301.1 (Safeguards During Construction);
   4.   Section F-103 (Unsafe Conditions);
   5.   Section F-105.8.1 (Transportation of Explosives);
   6.   Section F-106.6 (Overcrowding);
   7.   Section F-105.6.15 (Explosives);
   7.1   Section F-1011 (Fire Escapes); 167
   8.   Section F-2703.3 (Release of Hazardous Materials);
   9.   Section F-3301.1.3 (Fireworks);
   10.   Section PM-302.3 (Sidewalks and Driveways); 168
   11.   Section PM-314 (Piers and Other Waterfront Structures); 169
   12.   Reserved; 170
   13.   Section PM-109 (Unfit Structures); Section PM-108 (Unsafe Structures and Equipment); 171
   14.   Section PM-110 (Imminently Dangerous Structures); 172
   15.   Reserved; 173
   16.   Section PM-315 (Periodic Inspection of Exterior Walls and Appurtenances of Buildings). 174
   17.   Section 14-906 (Market Street East Sign Regulations 175 ). 176
   18.   Section PM-902.1; Sections PM-902.3 through 902.8. 177
A-601.4 Separate offense: 178 Each day that a violation continues after issuance of a notice or order shall be deemed a separate offense.
A-601.5 Accrual of fines: 179 Each day that a violation continues after the time for correcting the violation as stated in the initial notice of violation has passed, and where no timely appeal has been filed pursuant to Section A-801 or Section A-803, shall be deemed a separate offense for purposes of determining the accrual of fines.
A-601.6 Imposition and accrual of fines: 180 If no timely appeal is filed from the issuance of a violation notice issued under this Section, the applicable fines set forth for such violation in this Section shall be deemed imposed for purposes of Section A-202.7 and Section A-503.1; all fines so imposed shall continue to accrue for each separate offense of each violation.

 

Notes

154
   Caption amended, Bill No. 041079 (approved May 12, 2005); amended, Bill No. 180175 (approved June 6, 2018).
155
   Added, Bill No. 180521 (approved June 28, 2018).
156
   Added, Bill No. 041079 (approved May 12, 2005); amended, Bill No. 180175 (approved June 6, 2018).
157
   Enrolled Bill No. 030780 read "F-914".
158
   Amended, Bill No. 140856 (approved December 19, 2014), effective July 1, 2015.
159
   Added and subsequent subsections renumbered, Bill No. 100749 (approved January 26, 2011), effective April 26, 2011; amended, Bill No. 140856 (approved December 19, 2014), effective July 1, 2015; amended, Bill No. 160365-A (approved October 19, 2016).
160
   Added and former subsection renumbered as 12, Bill No. 160365-A (approved October 19, 2016).
161
   Amended, Bill No. 140856 (approved December 19, 2014), effective July 1, 2015.
162
   Amended, Bill No. 140856 (approved December 19, 2014), effective July 1, 2015.
163
   Amended, Bill No. 140856 (approved December 19, 2014), effective July 1, 2015.
164
   Added, Bill No. 041079 (approved May 12, 2005); amended, Bill No. 180175 (approved June 6, 2018).
165
   Added, Bill No. 130691-A (approved February 19, 2014). See note 84 for effective date provisions.
166
   Added, Bill No. 130691-A (approved February 19, 2014). See note 84 for effective date provisions.
167
   Added, Bill No. 160462 (approved June 28, 2016).
168
   Amended, Bill No. 140856 (approved December 19, 2014), effective July 1, 2015.
169
   Amended, Bill No. 140856 (approved December 19, 2014), effective July 1, 2015.
170
   Amended, Bill No. 140856 (approved December 19, 2014), effective July 1, 2015.
171
   Amended, Bill No. 140856 (approved December 19, 2014), effective July 1, 2015. Enrolled bill incorrectly referenced "PM-310"; revised to PM-109 by Code editor.
172
   Amended, Bill No. 140856 (approved December 19, 2014), effective July 1, 2015. Enrolled bill incorrectly referenced "PM-311"; revised to PM-110 by Code editor.
173
   Amended, Bill No. 140856 (approved December 19, 2014), effective July 1, 2015.
174
   Added, Bill No. 090568-AAA (approved February 17, 2010); amended, Bill No. 140856 (approved December 19, 2014), effective July 1, 2015; amended, Bill No. 180175 (approved June 6, 2018).
175
   Revised by Code editor to conform to section's caption.
176
   Added, Bill No. 110844 (approved December 21, 2011), effective August 22, 2012.
177
   Added, Bill No. 140608 (approved November 12, 2014), effective January 1, 2015; amended, Bill No. 140856 (approved December 19, 2014), effective July 1, 2015.
178
   Amended by renumbering, Bill No. 041079 (approved May 12, 2005).
179
   Added, Bill No. 180175 (approved June 6, 2018).
180
   Added, Bill No. 180175 (approved June 6, 2018).