- Chapter 6 Building Codes
- Article I. Building Codes Administration
- Section 6-8 Violations
Section 6-8 Violations
§ 6-8.1 Unlawful Acts.
It shall be unlawful for any person, firm or corporation to erect, construct, alter, extend, repair, move, remove, demolish or occupy any building, structure or equipment regulated by these codes, or cause same to be done, in conflict with or in violation of any of the provisions of these codes. The owner or occupant of any building, structure, premises, or part thereof, or any architect, builder, contractor, agent, realtor, or other person who commits, participates in or assists, any violation of the terms of the code may each be chargeable with such violation. (Ordinance 562 effective November 8th 2009)
§ 6-8.1.1 Continuing Violation.
Each day that a violation continues after the issuance of a notice of violation or order shall be a separate offense for the purpose of penalties specified. An inspection that indicates that a violation continues to exist shall be prima facie proof of a continuing violation that has existed since the prior inspection. (Ordinance 562 effective November 8th 2009)
§ 6-8.1.2 Repeat Violation.
A violation will be considered repeated if it is of the same nature, committed by the same person, and occurs within three years from the last infraction. (Ordinance 562 effective November 8th 2009)
§ 6-8.2 Notice of Violation.
The code official shall serve a notice of violation or order on the person responsible for the erection, construction, alteration, extension, repair, removal, demolition, use or occupancy of a building or structure in violation of the provisions of these codes, or in violation of a detail statement or a plan approved thereunder, or in violation of a permit or certificate issued under the provisions of these codes. Such order shall direct the discontinuance of the illegal action or condition and the abatement of the violation. The posting of written notice of violation on the property shall constitute notice to the permittee. (Ordinance 562 effective November 8th 2009)
§ 6-8.3 Prosecution of Violation.
If the notice of violation is not complied with promptly, the code official shall request the legal counsel of the Town of Easton to institute the appropriate proceeding at law or in equity to restrain, correct or abate such violation or to require the removal or termination of the unlawful use of the building or structure in violation of the provisions of these codes or of the order or direction made pursuant thereto. Legal action under the provisions of this section may be taken in addition to prosecution of a violation of these codes as a municipal infraction and legal proceedings pursuant to this section shall in no way bar the code official or his deputies, from citing a person in violation of the ordinance with a notice of municipal infraction. (Ordinance 562 effective November 8th 2009)
§ 6-8.4 Violation Penalties.
Any person who shall violate a provision of these codes or shall fail to comply with any of the requirements thereof or who shall erect, construct, alter or repair a building or structure in violation of an approved plan or directive of the code official, or of a permit or certificate issued under the provisions of these codes, shall be guilty of an inspection violation and or a municipal infraction, punishable as promulgated by the Town of Easton Code Each day that a violation continues shall be deemed a separate offense. (Ordinance 562 effective November 8th 2009)