150.999  FINES; PENALTIES; COSTS.
   (A)   Any person, firm, or corporation who violates, disobeys, omits, neglects, or refuses to comply with, or who resists the enforcement of any of the provisions adopted by reference, or who refuses to remedy a violation of any such provision or to remedy a hazard of fire explosion, collapse, contagion, or spread of infectious disease found to exist and duly ordered eliminated, shall be charged with a petty offense and fined not more than $500 for each offense. Each day upon which such violation exists shall constitute a separate offense.  Nothing herein contained shall prevent the county from taking other lawful action as is necessary for the restraint, correction and abatement of any violations.
   (B)   A person, firm, or corporation licensed or registered by the state, or a subdivision thereof, to do work regulated by this chapter or to render professional architectural or structural engineering services in connection herewith, who violates the law or ordinance under which licensed or registered, or who violates this Building Ordinance while carrying out such work or rendering service in connection therewith, shall be reported by the Building Official to the licensing authority.
   (C)   Where a dispute arises regarding an engineering opinion furnished by the owner of the property involved in any matter covered by this chapter, the county may engage the services of a qualified registered architectural or structural engineer and the owner of the property involved shall reimburse the county for the reasonable customary cost of such services. Where a permit is issued, such engineering expense shall be added to the permit fee. Where no permit is issued, such expense may be collected by civil action at law against the owner.
(Ord. 14-103, passed 5-15-2014)