Section 20-28 Violations & Penalties

(a) Any person who shall violate any of the provisions of the Code adopted in this article or who shall fail to comply with any judicial warrant, lawful order, or regulation made thereunder or who builds in violation of any specifications or plans submitted and approved thereunder or any permit issued thereunder, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor. Each day that such violation continues shall constitute a separate offense. In the name of the town, the county fire marshal, through the town attorney, may enjoin the construction or erection of any facility, building or structure which does not conform to the provisions of this article.

(b) This article may be enforced by any of the remedies set forth in G.S. 153A-123, in addition to others specifically set out in this article or in this Code.

(c) Any person who violates any of the provisions of this article shall be subject to a civil penalty for each violation in accordance with section 1-6. The civil penalty schedule shall be filed with the clerk and in the fire marshal's office for public inspection. Each day of violation shall constitute a separate and distinct offense.

(d) Civil penalties must be paid within 72 hours after a citation has been issued by the fire marshal for a violation. The fire marshal is authorized to issue written citations in the name of the county for violations.