Current as of: 2010
(a) (1) The local legislative body may provide by ordinance for the enforcement of this article and of any ordinance enacted or regulation adopted under this article.
(2) A violation of this article or of an ordinance or regulation adopted under this article is a misdemeanor.
(3) The local legislative body may:
(i) Provide for punishment of a violation by fine or imprisonment or both; and
(ii) Impose civil penalties for a violation.
(b) (1) In addition to any other available remedies, a local jurisdiction may institute any appropriate action or proceeding to:
(i) Prevent the unlawful erection, construction, reconstruction, alteration, repair, conversion, maintenance, or use of a building, structure, sign, or land in violation of this article or of any ordinance enacted or regulation adopted under this article;
(ii) Restrain, correct, or abate the violation;
(iii) Prevent the occupancy of the building, structure, or land; or
(iv) Prevent any illegal act, conduct, business, or use in or about the premises.
(2) Notwithstanding subsection (a) of this section, the local jurisdiction may not institute an action or proceeding to:
(i) Abate a transfer that has been completed; or
(ii) Prevent the occupancy of a building, structure, or land involved in the transfer as a result of a violation of § 5.05 or § 5.06 of this article.
(3) Any property subdivided in violation of §§ 5.05 and 5.06 of this article shall remain subject to the adopted subdivision regulations.Prev
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