Town of Bridgeville, DE
Sussex County
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[Adopted 4-9-2012 by Ord. No. A12-2]
A. 
Any person convicted of violating a provision of the provisions of a chapter shall be fined $100 for the first offense and $250 for each subsequent offense.
B. 
In the event of a continuing violation of any of the provisions of a chapter of this Code by any person, each day or part of a day during which any such violation continues shall constitute a separate and distinct offense under this section.
Any fine associated with the violation of any section of the Code of Bridgeville set out above, at the option of the person receiving a notice of violation, may be paid directly to the Town of Bridgeville, thereby avoiding the need to appear in state court.
All notices of violation shall contain the following statement:
You are alleged to have violated the Code of the Town of Bridgeville or an Ordinance of the Town. It is specifically alleged that you personally or as the owner of Tax Parcel Number:
Committed the Following Violation:
A violation of Section:
You may choose one of the two following options:
Option 1:
You may have your case heard by a Judge in one of the State of Delaware Courts by appearing at Justice of the Peace Court No. 4, which is located at 408 Stein Highway, Seaford DE 19973 on:
Day
Date
Between the hours of ____________________ A.M. or P.M.
Option 2:
You may pay directly to the Town of Bridgeville the amount due. If you choose this option, your payment must be received at Town Hall, located at 101 North Main Street, Bridgeville DE 19933, by no later than 4:00 P.M. on:
Day
Date
IF YOU CHOOSE OPTION 2 AND FAIL TO MAKE PAYMENT TO THE TOWN BY 4:00 P.M. ON THE DATE INDICATED ABOVE YOU MUST APPEAR IN THE COURT DESIGNATED IN OPTION 1 OF THIS DOCUMENT. FAILURE TO APPEAR MAY RESULT IN A WARRANT BEING ISSUED FOR YOUR ARREST BY JUSTICE OF THE PEACE COURT.
The amount due to be paid directly to the Town shall be the minimum amount due as set out in § 1-11 above.
The Town shall keep a complete record of all payments made to the Town in accordance with this chapter.
[Amended 11-19-2018 by Ord. No. 18-4]
Code Enforcement Officers are authorized to issues summons to enforce and assess the minimum fines due for violations of the following chapters of the Code:
Alarms
74
Alcoholic Beverages
76
Amusement Devices
80
Animals
84
Brush, Grass and Weeds
90
Building Construction
96
Burning, Outdoor
106
Business Licenses
110
Fences
132
Flood Damage Prevention
138
Numbering of Buildings
165
Rental Property
180
Snow and Ice Removal
197
Swimming Pools
205
Vehicles, Abandoned
220
Water
228
Land Use and Development
234
Any citation issued for failure to comply with this chapter shall be mailed to the owner of the property that is the subject of a citation at the owner's last known address as shown on the assessment records of the Town.
The owner of a property aggrieved by any civil penalty imposed pursuant to this section may appeal to the Bridgeville Board of Adjustment. The payment of the civil penalty shall be abated until such time as a final nonappealable order of the Board is entered.