City of Caruthersville, MO
Pemiscot County
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[CC 1983 App. B Art. XVIII §1; Ord. No. 379.5, 5-18-1970]
It shall be the duty of the person designated by the Mayor as City Building Official to administer and enforce the regulations contained in this Chapter.
A. 
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 a misdemeanor punishable by a fine of not less than ten dollars ($10.00) and not more than one hundred dollars ($100.00) for each and every day that such violation continues, but if the offense be willful on conviction thereof, the punishment shall be a fine of not less than one hundred dollars or more than two hundred fifty dollars ($250.00) for each and every day that such violation shall continue or by imprisonment for ten days for each and every day such violation shall continue or by both such fine and imprisonment in the discretion of the court.
B. 
Any such person who having been served with an order to remove any such violation shall fail to comply with such order within ten (10) days after such service or shall continue to violate any provision of the regulations made under authority of this Chapter in the respect named in such order shall also be subject to a civil penalty of two hundred fifty dollars ($250.00).
[CC 1983 App. B Art. XVIII §3; Ord. No. 379.5, 5-18-1970]
In case any building or structure is erected, constructed, reconstructed, altered, repaired, converted, or maintained or any building, structure, or land is used in violation of this Chapter, the City, in addition to other remedies, may institute an injunction, mandamus, or any appropriate action or proceedings to prevent such unlawful erection, maintenance, or use, to restrain, correct, or abate such violation, to prevent the occupancy of said building, structure, or land or to prevent any illegal act, conduct, business or use in or about such premises.