§ 154.017 VIOLATIONS.
   (A)   Unlawful acts. It shall be unlawful for a person, firm or corporation to be in conflict with or in violation of any of the provisions of this code.
   (B)   Notice of violation. The Code Official shall serve a notice of violation or order in accordance with § 154.018.
   (C)   Prosecution of violation. Any person failing to comply with a notice of violation or order served in accordance with § 154.018 shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and the violation shall be deemed a strict liability offense. If the notice of violation is not complied with, the Code Official shall institute the appropriate proceeding at law or in equity to restrain, correct or abate such violation, or to require the removal or termination of the unlawful occupancy of the structure in violation of the provisions of this code or of the order or direction made pursuant thereto. Any action taken by the authority having jurisdiction on such premises shall be charged against the real estate upon which the structure is located and shall be a lien upon such real estate pursuant to Arkansas law.
   (D)   Violation penalties. Any person who shall violate a provision of this code, or fail to comply therewith, or with any of the requirements thereof, shall be prosecuted within the limits provided by state or local laws. Each day that a violation continues after due notice has been served shall be deemed a separate offense.
   (E)   Abatement of violation. The imposition of the penalties herein prescribed shall not preclude the legal officer of the jurisdiction from instituting appropriate action to restrain, correct or abate a violation, or to prevent illegal occupancy of a building structure or premises, or to stop an illegal act, conduct, business or utilization of the building, structure or premises.
(Ord. 2006-01-243, §§ 154-27--154-31, passed 1-3-06; Am. Ord. 2011-12-384, passed 12-6-11; Am. Ord. 2016-08-592, passed 8-3-16)