[Ord. No. 1554 §4, 11-12-2002; Ord. No. 1959 §1, 1-14-2009; Ord. No. 2058 §1, 12-8-2010]
A certain document, one (1) copy of which is on file in the office of the Building Inspector of the City of Plattsburg, being marked and designated as the International Property Maintenance Code, 2009 Edition, as published by the International Code Council, including all future amendments of or revisions to such code, one (1) copy of each of which is in the custodial care of the Building Inspector of the City of Plattsburg, is hereby adopted as one (1) of the Building Codes in the City of Plattsburg in the State of Missouri for the control of building and structures as herein provided, and each and all of the regulations, provisions, penalties, conditions and terms of said Code is hereby referred to, adopted and made a part hereof as if fully set out in this Section, with the additions, insertions, deletions and changes, if any, which are on file in the office of the Building Inspector.
[Ord. No. 2262 §1, 11-12-2015]
It shall be unlawful for any person to contract, cause to be constructed or permit to remain constructed any building which violates any provisions of such Code.
This Section shall not be construed to relieve from responsibility or to lessen the responsibility of any person owning, controlling or occupying any structure, nor shall the City be held as assuming any liability or duty of any nature by reason of the inspection authority issued by the City to the Building Inspector for the maintenance of property.
Any person, firm or corporation, whether as principal, owner, agent, tenant, employee or otherwise, who violates any provisions of this Title or violates or fails to comply with any order or regulation made hereunder, shall be guilty of an infraction and upon conviction thereof shall be punishable by a fine of not less than fifty dollars ($50.00) or not more than five hundred dollars ($500.00) or by imprisonment not to exceed ninety (90) days, or by both such fine and imprisonment. Each day's continuance after due notice has been served shall be deemed a separate offense.
If, upon a trial for the violation of any Section of this Title or any part thereof, the Judge of the Municipal Court shall find that a violation exists and that the defendant has had proper notice as provided in this Title and that the defendant has failed to abate the violation, the Judge of the Municipal Court may, in addition to the penalty for violating this Title, make an order directing the Code Official to abate such violation forthwith and immediately, report the expense thereof to the Judge of the Municipal Court, who may, as part of the cost of such prosecution, render judgment against the owner or occupant of the property and against the property on which said violation is committed and a special tax bill may be issued against said property of the expenses which shall be collected as other fines and costs; provided that if the person who shall violate, neglect, fail or refuse to comply with any provision, regulation or requirement of this Title is a non-resident, the Code Official may immediately abate the nuisance and report the expense thereof to the Judge of the Municipal Court and the owner of such lands shall be civilly liable to the City for such costs.
Any person who shall continue any work after having been served with a stop work order, except such work as that person is directed to perform to remove a violation or unsafe condition, shall be liable to a fine of not less than fifty dollars ($50.00) nor more than five hundred dollars ($500.00) or by imprisonment not exceeding ninety (90) days, or by both such fine and imprisonment. Each day that a violation continues after due notice has been served shall be deemed a separate offense.
Enforcement. The Code hereby adopted shall be enforced by the Building Inspector, who may delegate such enforcement authority to such assistants and subordinates as the needs of the City may require.