§ 10.99  GENERAL PENALTY.
   (A)   Where an act or omission is prohibited or declared unlawful in this code of ordinances, and no penalty is otherwise provided, the offense shall be deemed a violation, and the offender shall be fined not more than $250 for each offense.
   (B)   Violations of ordinances that are enforced by the city’s Code Enforcement Board shall be subject to the following schedule of civil fines.
      (1)   If a citation for a violation of an ordinance is not contested by the person charged with the violation, the penalties set forth in this division (B)(1) shall apply. Each day the violation exists constitutes a separate fine that accumulates per day.
Violation
1st Offense
2nd Offense
All Others
Violation
1st Offense
2nd Offense
All Others
Abandoned property
$75
$150
$300
Building Codes
$150
$250
$350
Business License
$75
$150
$300
Business License tax
$75
$150
$300
Dilapidated/rundown property
$75
$150
$300
Dumping trash
$75
$150
$300
Fencing around dumpsters
$75
$150
$300
Grass/weeds
$75
$150
$300
Junk vehicles per vehicle per day
$75
$150
$300
Littering
$75
$150
$300
Livestock
$75
$150
$300
Nuisance
$75
$150
$300
Parking
$75
$150
$300
Signage
$75
$150
$300
Stop work order
$150
$250
$350
Trash, junk, debris
$75
$150
$300
Trees and shrubbery in right-of-way
$75
$150
$300
 
      (2)   If the citation is contested and a hearing before the Code Board is required, the following maximum penalties may be imposed at the discretion of the Code Board. Each day the violation exists constitutes a separate fine that accumulates per day.
Violation
1st Offense
2nd Offense
All Others
Violation
1st Offense
2nd Offense
All Others
Abandoned property
$150
$300
$600
Building Codes
$300
$500
$700
Business License
$150
$300
$600
Business License tax
$150
$300
$600
Dilapidated/rundo wn property
$150
$300
$600
Dumping trash
$150
$300
$600
Fencing around dumpsters
$150
$300
$600
Grass/weeds
$150
$300
$600
Junk vehicles, each per day
$150
$300
$600
Littering
$150
$300
$600
Livestock
$150
$300
$600
Nuisance
$150
$300
$600
Parking
$150
$300
$600
Signage
$150
$300
$600
Stop work order
$300
$500
$700
Trash, junk, debris
$150
$300
$600
Trees and shrubbery in right-of-way
$150
$300
$600
 
(Ord. 004-610, passed 2-23-2004; Ord. 018-262, passed 7-9-2018)
Statutory reference:
   Enforcement of ordinances, see KRS 83A.065
   Maximum fine for violations, see KRS 534.040(2)(c)