Failure to register a vacant building within 14 days from the date of the issuance of written notice by the city to the vacant building owner(s) of the vacant building is a violation of this chapter and punishable under section 4-12-10. Each day that such violation shall continue shall be deemed a separate and distinct offense.
Any owner(s) who shall violate any provision of this chapter for the first time shall be subject to an infraction penalty of $300.00. Any owner(s) who pleads guilty or is found guilty of a violation of the provisions of this chapter for a second time within one year shall be guilty of a misdemeanor, punishable by a fine up to $1,000.00 and by imprisonment up to 30 days, or by both such fine and imprisonment. The imposition of any penalty for any violation shall not excuse the violation or permit it to continue. Each day of violation shall constitute a separate offense.