Sec. 4-124. – Assessment of civil penalty.
The board of adjustments, appeals and codes may assess a civil penalty against the property owner for failure to repair, remove or demolish a building ordered to be repaired, removed or demolished by the board, which civil penalty shall be in an amount not to exceed one thousand dollars ($1,000.00) per day for each violation or, if the owner shows that the property is the owner's lawful homestead, in an amount not to exceed ten dollars ($10.00) per day for each violation, if the city proves:
(1) The property owner was notified of the requirements of the ordinance and the owner's need to comply with the requirements; and
(2) After notification, the property owner committed an act in violation of the ordinance or failed to take an action necessary for compliance with the ordinance.
(Ord. No. 1162, § 1, 1-8-02)