§ 23-109. Penalties for violation.  

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  • a. Any person, corporation, partnership or other legal entity under Florida Law, whether owner, lessee, principal, agent, employee, or otherwise who violates any provision of these land development regulations, permits any such violation, fails to comply with any of the provisions or requirements hereof, including any conditions, stipulations, or safeguards attached to any permit, approval for land use and development, variance or other final authorization or approval hereunder; or who erects, constructs or reconstructs any building or structure, or uses any land in violation of these land development regulations, or any written statement or plan submitted by such person and approved pursuant hereto, shall be in violation of these land development regulations, and upon conviction, shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor and shall be subject to a fine not exceeding five hundred dollars ($500.00) for each day that a violation exists, or by imprisonment for a period not exceeding sixty (60) days, or both.

    b. Each and every person who commits, participates in, assists in, or maintains any such violation may individually be found guilty of a separate offense and for each day after the first fifteen (15) days that a violation continues to exist, such date shall constitute an additional and separate offense.

    c. Nothing contained herein shall prohibit, exclude or prevent the city from utilizing or undertaking any other enforcement mechanism or procedure that may be available to municipalities for the enforcement of ordinances as provided for by law, including the filing of civil litigation and the obtaining of injunctive relief.