Township of Lower Gwynedd, PA
Montgomery County
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STATUTORY REFERENCES
Penalties for ordinance — See 53 P.S. § 66601.

§ 1420.01 General code penalty; complicity.

[Ord. 330. Passed 8-19-1996]
(a) 
Whoever violates or fails to comply with any of the provisions of this Building and Housing Code relating to building, housing, property maintenance, health, fire or public safety, or relating to water, air or noise pollution, including any provision of any standard, technical or other code adopted by reference in this Building and Housing Code, and including any rule or regulation promulgated under authority of such standard, technical or other code adopted by reference in this Building and Housing Code, or under authority of state law, for which no penalty is otherwise provided, shall be liable to a civil fine of not more than $1,000. For violation of or noncompliance with any other provision of this Building and Housing Code, the offender shall be liable to a civil fine of not more than $600. Unless otherwise provided, a separate offense shall be deemed committed each day during or on which a violation or noncompliance occurs or continues. The penalty provided for herein shall be in addition to any fee, deposit, charge, surcharge, interest, insurance requirement or equitable remedy provided in this Building and Housing Code, or in any standard, technical or other code adopted by reference in this Building and Housing Code, or in any rule or regulation promulgated under authority of any such standard, technical or other code adopted by reference in this Building and Housing Code or under authority of state law.
(b) 
Every person who commits or aids or abets in the commission of any act declared in this Building and Housing Code to be an offense, whether individually or in connection with another person, or as principal, agent or accessory, shall be guilty of such offense. Every person who falsely, fraudulently, forcibly or willfully induces, causes, coerces, requires, permits or directs another to violate any provision of this Building and Housing Code shall likewise be guilty of such offense.
(c) 
From the effective date of this chapter, all procedures set forth in the Township Code that enforce the Township ordinances and all penalty clauses in ordinances of the Township of Lower Gwynedd are hereby amended to refer only to civil procedures and civil penalties pursuant to Section 1601(c) of the Second Class Township Code[1] and may be enforced pursuant to that section. All penalty provisions and terms in the several ordinances of the Township of Lower Gwynedd shall be deemed to refer to civil violations rather than criminal violations. Police officers of the Township or the Code Enforcement Officer of the Township shall initiate civil enforcement proceedings as required to achieve compliance with each Township ordinance.
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Editor's Note: See 53 P.S. § 66601.