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Whenever in this code or in any ordinance of the city an act is prohibited or is made or declared to be unlawful or an offense or a misdemeanor, or wherever in such code or ordinance the doing of any act is required or the failure to do any act is declared to be unlawful, and no specific penalty is provided therefor, the violation of any such provision of this code or any such ordinance shall be punished by a fine not exceeding $2,000 in all cases arising under the ordinances of the city that govern fire safety, zoning and public health and sanitation, including dumping of refuse, and in all other cases arising under the ordinances of the city such violation shall be punished by a fine not exceeding $500; provided, however, that, no penalty shall be greater or less than the penalty provided for the same or a similar offense under the laws of the state. Each day any violation of this code or of any ordinance shall continue shall constitute a separate offense; provided, however, that, the imposition of any such fine for any such violation shall not constitute an estoppel for other relief against any such violation available at law.
(1998 Code, § 1-7)
Enforcement authority; penalty, see Tex. Local Gov’t Code § 54.001