1324.03  CLASS B CIVIL OFFENSES.
   A person who violates a standard of conduct set forth in a provision of the Codified Ordinances of The City of Springfield, Ohio, listed in either division (a) or (b) below is liable for the civil fine specified in Section 1324.99 for a Class B Civil Offense.  If the provision is listed under paragraph (a) below, the otherwise applicable civil fine shall be reduced by 75 percent if the person charged shows in accordance with Section 1324.08 that the violation has been corrected, unless the person has violated the same provision of the Codified Ordinances of The City of Springfield, Ohio within the previous year. 
   (a)   Class B Civil Offenses With Civil Fines Subject to 75 Percent Reduction for Correction of Violation:
      (1)   Section 1323.02   Prohibition of Public Nuisance.
      (2)   Chapter 1321      Historic Landmarks Commission.
      (3)   Chapter 901      Improvements and Excavations.
      (4)   Chapter 903      Sidewalks, Curbs, and Gutters.
      (5)   Chapter 741      Peddlers.
      (6)   Part 11      Zoning Code.
      (7)   Chapter 521      Health, Safety, and Sanitation.
      (8)   Section 961.05   Comprehensive Stormwater Management – Prohibitions.
      (9)   Section 961.07(d)   Comprehensive Stormwater Management Required.
      (10)   Section 961.14   Comprehensive Stormwater Management – Violations.
 
   (b)   Class B Civil Offenses with Civil Fines Not Subject to 75 Percent Reduction for Correction of Violation:
      (1)   Chapter 1311      Permits.
      (2)   Section 916.02(d)(2)   Dumping/discharge into Public Sewer System.
      (3)   Section 916.02(d)(3)   Dumping/discharge into Public Sewer System.
      (4)   Section 916.02(e)(1)   Dumping/discharge into Public Sewer System.
      (5)   Section 916.02(e)(2)   Dumping/discharge into Public Sewer System.
      (6)   Section 1380.05   Vacant Property Registration Required and Penalty.
 
   If a person has previously been found to have violated the same provision of the Codified Ordinances of The City of Springfield, Ohio, within the preceding twelve months, the fine will be doubled and the fine is not subject to reduction for correction of the violation.
 
   If a person has previously been found to have violated the same provision of the Codified Ordinances of The City of Springfield, Ohio, on two or more previous occasions within the preceding twelve months that person may be charged as a recalcitrant offender. A person found to be a recalcitrant offender is liable for an additional recalcitrant offender civil fine as specified in Section 1324.99, for each third and subsequent violation occurring within a period of twelve consecutive months. The recalcitrant offender fine shall be in addition to any civil fine imposed under this chapter.  Such additional recalcitrant offender civil fine is not subject to reduction for correction of the violation. (Ord. 19-260.  Passed 10-8-19.)