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A. In addition to any other enforcement action, department directors are authorized to order assessment of civil penalties under this chapter or under any other provision of the city code authorizing the assessment of civil penalties.

B. Civil penalties shall be cumulative and assessed as follows:

1. First day of each violation: one hundred dollars per violation;

2. Second day of each violation: two hundred dollars per violation;

3. Third day of each violation: three hundred dollars per violation;

4. Fourth day of each violation: four hundred dollars per violation;

5. Each additional day: five hundred dollars per violation.

C. Civil penalties shall accrue daily until the required corrective action is completed and verified by the city after a request for inspection has been made. Civil penalties shall constitute an obligation of the property owner where the violation exists and any other responsible party. An assessed civil penalty must be paid to the office of the finance director, city of Monroe, within thirty calendar days of the date of issuance of the order assessing the civil penalty or by such other date stated in the order. If an assessed civil penalty is not paid in full by the due date, the city shall, in addition to any other applicable remedy and/or penalty, have the right to file a lien against the real property on which the violation occurred or is occurring, in the amount of the assessed and unpaid civil penalty, in accordance with MMC 1.04.137. (Ord. 017/2020 § 1 (Exh. A))