§14-2020. Administrative Provisions.

(1) Whenever any building, sign or other advertising structure or device is erected, altered, used, or maintained in violation of this Chapter, the Department of Licenses and Inspections may serve a written notice of such violation upon the violator directing compliance within such reasonable period, not less than 10 days, as the Department shall determine.

(2) After the expiration of the time for compliance as stated in the notice of violation, if the violation is not corrected and no appeal is pending, the Department may, in addition to invoking any other sanction or remedial procedure provided:

(a) itself or by contract correct the violation and/or order the termination of such maintenance or use; charge the cost thereof to the person responsible therefor; and, with the approval of the Law Department, collect such cost by lien and/or otherwise as may be authorized by law;

(b) apply with the approval of the Law Department to any Court of Common Pleas for relief by injunction or restraining order.

(3) In addition to any other sanction or remedial procedure provided, the penalty for violation of any provision of this Chapter is a fine not exceeding $150. for each offense, together with imprisonment not exceeding 30 days if the fine is not paid within 10 days. Continuous violation of the same provision shall be a separate violation for each day.