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29.50.040 Occupancy of Property After Notice of Violation.

(Amended by Ordinance Nos. 172088, 176381, 176528 and 182488, effective February 21, 2009.)

A.  If a notice of violation of Chapters 29.30, 29.35, or 29.40 has been issued, and if the affected structure or any portion thereof is residential or neighborhood commercial use or becomes vacant, it shall be:

1.  Unlawful to re-enter the affected structure or any portion thereof for any purpose if the affected structure or any portion thereof is found to be substantially dangerous or unsafe, unless authorized in writing by the Director.

2.  Unlawful to re-enter the affected structure or portion thereof for any purpose other than work associated with the correction of violations noted in the Notice of Violation.

B.  In addition to any civil penalties imposed pursuant to Section 22.05.010 A.5. or Section 29.70.020 D., and as collected through a municipal lien process, any person unlawfully occupying any such affected structure or portion thereof shall upon conviction be punished by a fine of not more than $500, or by imprisonment not exceeding six months, or both.