Unified Development Ordinance, 5th supplement, March 2018
Part 10A: Unified Development Ordinance City of Raleigh, North Carolina 11 – 50 Effective Date: September 01, 2013 Supp. No. 2 CHAPTER 11. BUILDING AND HOUSING CODE | Article 11.9. Nonresidential Building or Structure Code Sec. 11.9.21. Violations; Penalty Sec. 11.9.20. Conflict With Other Provisions In the event any provision standard, or requirement of this Article is found to be in conflict with any other ordinance or code of the City, the provisions which establishes the higher standard or more stringent requirement for the promotion and protection of health and safety of the citizens of the City shall prevail. Sec. 11.9.21. Violations; Penalty A. It shall be unlawful for the owner of any nonresidential building or structure to fail, neglect, or refuse to repair, alter, or improve the same, or to vacate and close and remove or demolish the same, upon order of the code enforcement coordinator or officer duly made and served in accordance with the provisions of this Article, within the time specified in the order. Each day that any such failure, neglect or refusal to comply with such order continues shall constitute a separate and distinct offense. It shall be unlawful for the owner of any nonresidential building or structure, with respect to which an order has been issued, to occupy or permit the occupancy of the same after the time prescribed in such order for its repair, alteration, improvement, or its vacation and closing. Each day that such occupancy continues shall constitute a separate and distinct offense. B. The violation of any provision of this Article shall constitute a misdemeanor, as provided by G.S. 14-4. C. In addition to or in lieu of the other remedies provided by this Article, any owner of a nonresidential building or structure that fails to comply with an order of the code enforcement coordinator or officer within the time specified therein, shall be subject to a civil penalty in the amount of $50.00 for the first offense, $100.00 for the second offense in the calendar year, and $250.00 for the third and subsequent offenses in the calendar year. Each subsequent offense after the third will be subject to a civil penalty of $250.00. Each 30-day period, or part thereof, in which a violation continues will constitute a separate and distinct offense.