City of St. Charles, MO
St. Charles County
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[R.O. 2009 §156.998; CC 1981 §30-272 Ord. No. 77-31, 7-5-1977; Ord. No. 98-209, 5-15-1998; Ord. No. 10-244 §1, 11-18-2010]
A. 
In case any structure is erected, constructed, reconstructed, altered, repaired or converted in violation of this Chapter, the Department of Community Development is authorized and directed to institute any appropriate action to put an end to such violation.
B. 
In case any building, structure or land is used in violation of this Chapter, the Department of Community Development is authorized and directed to institute any appropriate action to put an end to such violation.
C. 
The Director of Community Development or his/her designee shall have the power to issue a summons for any violation of this Chapter.
D. 
Any person or corporation who shall violate any of the provisions of this Chapter or fail to comply herewith or with any of the requirements hereof or who shall build or alter any structure in violation of any detailed statement or plan submitted and approved hereunder shall be subject to the penalty set forth in Section 400.1890. The owner of any building or premises or part thereof, where anything in violation of this Chapter shall exist or shall be placed, and any engineer, architect, planner, builder, contractor, agent, person or corporation employed in connection therewith who has willfully assisted in the commission of any such violation shall be guilty of a separate offense and, upon conviction thereof, shall be penalized as provided in Section 400.1890.
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Cross Reference—As to penalty, §400.1890.
The owner or general agent of a building or premises where a violation of any provision of said regulations has been committed or shall exist, or the lessee or tenant of an entire building or entire premises where such violation has been committed or shall exist, or the owner, general agent, lessee, or tenant of any part of the building or premises in which such violation has been committed or shall exist, or the general agent, architect, builder, contractor, or any other person who commits, takes part or assists in any such violation, or who maintains any building or premises in which any such violation shall exist shall be guilty of an ordinance violation punishable by a fine of not less than ten dollars ($10.00) and not more than two hundred fifty dollars ($250.00) for each and every day that such violation continues, or by imprisonment for ten (10) days for each and every day such violation shall continue, or by both such fine and imprisonment in the discretion of the court. Notwithstanding the provisions of Section 82.300, RSMo., for the second (2nd) and subsequent offenses involving the same violation at the same building or premises, the punishment shall be a fine of not less than one hundred dollars ($100.00) or more than five hundred dollars ($500.00) for each and every day that such violation shall continue, or by imprisonment for ten (10) days for each and every day such violation shall continue, or by both such fine and imprisonment in the discretion of the court.