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Violations And Penalties
A. In case any Building or Structure is erected, constructed, reconstructed, altered, converted, or maintained, or any Building, Structure, Lot, or land is used in violation of Sections 89.010 to 89.140, RSMo., this Code, or of any ordinance or other regulation made under authority conferred hereby, the proper local authorities of the City, in addition to other remedies, may institute any appropriate action or proceedings to prevent such unlawful erection, construction, reconstruction, alteration, conversion, maintenance, or use, to restrain, correct, or abate such violation, to prevent the occupancy of such Building, Structure, Lot, or land, or to prevent any illegal act, conduct, business, or use in or about such Property. Such regulations shall be enforced by an officer empowered to cause any Building, Structure, place, or Property to be inspected and examined and to order in writing the remedying of any condition found to exist therein or thereat in violation of any provision of the regulations made under authority of Sections 89.010 to 89.140, RSMo.
B. In addition to any other remedies or fines provided by law, the owner or general agent of a Building, Lot, or Property, or portion thereof, where a violation of any provision of said regulations has been committed or shall exist, or the lessee or tenant of an entire Building or entire Lot or Property where such violation has been committed or shall exist, or the owner, general agent, lessee, or tenant of any part of the Building, Lot, or Property in which such violation has been committed or shall exist, or the general agent, architect, builder, contractor, or any other person who commits, takes part, or assists in any such violation or who maintains any Building, Lot, or Property, or portion thereof, in which any such violation shall exist shall be subject to a Municipal Ordinance Violation under Section 100.060(E) of the Municipal Code.
C. Any such person who having been served with an order to remove any such violation shall fail to comply with such order within the time so provided in said order (said time not to be less than ten (10) days) or shall continue to violate any provision of the regulations made under authority of Sections 89.010 to 89.140, RSMo., in the respect named in such order shall also be subject to a Municipal Ordinance Violation under Section 100.060(E) of the Municipal Code.
D. In addition to the above procedure, the City Attorney or Prosecuting Attorney is empowered to institute any appropriate action or proceedings to prevent violations of this Zoning Code, to restrain, correct, or abate such violations, to prevent the occupancy of Buildings, Structures, or land, or to prevent any illegal act, conduct, business, or use in or about such Property or land. An appropriate action or proceeding shall include, but not be limited to, injunctive relief and any other appropriate action at law or in equity.