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Enforcement and Penalty
A. Compliance required. Unless otherwise provided by law or in this chapter, no building or structure shall be constructed, erected or extended, and no building, structure or land shall be used or occupied, except for the purposes permitted herein.

B. Remedial actions or proceedings. In case any building or structure is erected, constructed, reconstructed, altered, repaired, converted or maintained or any building, structure or land is used in violation of this chapter, the Zoning Administrator shall institute in the name of the City any appropriate action or proceedings to prevent such unlawful erection, construction, reconstruction, alterations, repair, conversion, maintenance or use; to restrain, correct or abate such violation; to prevent the occupancy of such building, structure or land; or to prevent any illegal act, conduct, business or use in or about such premises. The rights and remedies provided are cumulative and are in addition to all other remedies provided by law.

C. Violations and penalties. Any person, partnership or corporation who or which violates any provision of this chapter enacted under Act 247 or prior enabling laws shall, upon conviction thereof in a summary proceeding, be sentenced to pay a fine of not less than $25 and not more than $1,000. In default of payment of the fine, such persons, the members of such partnership, or the officers of such corporation, shall be liable to imprisonment for not more than 60 days. Each day that a violation is continued shall constitute a separate offense, unless the Magisterial District Judge determining that there has been a violation further determines that there was a good-faith basis for the person, partnership or corporation violating the chapter to have believed that there was no such violation, in which event there shall be deemed to have been only one such violation until the fifth day following the date of the determination of a violation by the Magisterial District Judge, and thereafter each day that violation continues shall constitute a separate violation. All fines collected for the violation of this chapter shall be paid over to the City of Easton.