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(A) It shall be unlawful for any person to violate any of the provisions of the Florida Fire Prevention Code adopted in § 95.02 or fail to comply with any order made thereunder, or build in violation of any detailed statement of specifications or plans submitted and approved thereunder, or any certificate or permit issued thereunder, and from which no appeal has been taken, or fail to comply with such an order as affirmed or modified by the Broward County Board of Rules and Appeals, or by a court of competent jurisdiction, within the time fixed herein, and where no specific penalty is otherwise provided, no penalty shall be imposed that is greater than the penalty imposed by state statutes regulating similar conduct. Each day any violation of any provision of this chapter shall continue shall constitute a separate offense. The imposition of one penalty for any violation shall not excuse the violation or permit it to continue; and all such persons shall be required to correct or remedy the violations or defects within a reasonable time. When not otherwise specified, each day that prohibited conditions are maintained shall constitute a separate offense.
(B) It shall be unlawful for any person to violate any provision of this chapter or of the fire codes adopted herein, and violators may be subject to prosecution in the Broward County Court, or owners of property where violations of this chapter exists, may otherwise be prosecuted before the Special Magistrate for Code Enforcement pursuant to the provisions found in Chapter 37 of this code and F.S. Chapter 152. Prosecution under any of the procedures above shall not preclude the city from seeking additional relief in a court of competent jurisdiction, to remedy matters involving life safety.
(C) The provisions above penalty shall not be held to prevent the removal of hazardous or prohibited conditions by the city through its authorized fire personnel, when immediately required to protect the health and safety of the public.
(Ord. 2012-09, passed 11-8-11)