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§ 11-609. Administrative Provisions.

(1) Bonds To Be Filed By Applicants For Permits.

(a) Every applicant for a permit, other than a building permit, required by this Chapter shall, before the permit is granted, bind himself to comply with the terms of the permit and with all laws, ordinances and regulations governing the activity for which the permit is sought, and to indemnify the City from any liability which it may incur by granting the permit.

(b) Every applicant for a permit shall also file a continuing bond in the amount fixed by the Department of Licenses and Inspections and in the form specified by the Law Department.

(2) Enforcement.

(a) Except as provided in § 11-609(2)(c), whenever any structure, fixture, excavation, obstruction or projection is erected or maintained in violation of the provisions of this Chapter or of the regulations promulgated hereunder, the Department of Licenses and Inspections shall serve a written notice of violation upon the violator, directing compliance within a reasonable period set by the Department, but not less than 15 days.

(b) If a violation of this Chapter results in peril to persons or property, the Department of Licenses and Inspections may require immediate compliance. If the violation is not immediately remedied, the appropriate department, as provided in § 11-609(2)(c) and (d), may without notice and in addition to invoking any other sanction or remedial procedure:

(.1) itself or by contract correct the violation, collecting the costs and disposing of salvage materials in accordance with § 11-609(2)(f);

(.2) with the approval of the Law Department, apply to any appropriate court for an injunction or restraining order.

(c) After the expiration of the time for compliance in the notice of violation, if the violation has not been corrected and no appeal is pending, the Department of Licenses and Inspections may itself or by contract remove the violating structure, fixture, obstruction or projection, or bring it into compliance if in the opinion of the Department of Licenses and Inspections this is less expensive.

(d) If the violation is of § 11-608, the Department of Streets may perform the necessary work, including the filling up of excavations and replacement of sidewalk.

(e) The costs incurred by the Department of Streets or the Department of Licenses and Inspections shall be charged against the owner of the property regarding which the violation occurred, and the Law Department shall collect these costs, by lien or otherwise.

(.1) No permit for any similar structure, fixture, excavation, obstruction or projection at the location shall be granted until the costs have been paid.

(f) The department concerned may in its discretion return to the owner any materials salvaged, upon his payment of the costs of removal and any other costs incurred in retaining and returning the material.

(3) Penalties. In addition to any other sanctions or remedial procedure, the penalty for violation of any of the provisions of this Chapter shall be a fine of not more than three hundred (300) dollars for each offense, and an additional fine of not more than one hundred (100) dollars for each day the violation continues after the expiration of the time allowed for compliance, except that for any violation of § 11-610 that involves a construction dumpster, the penalty shall be a fine of at least three hundred dollars ($300) and no more than one thousand five hundred dollars ($1,500) for each offense and for each day the violation continues.

(4) A violator of this Chapter shall be subject to such equitable remedies as a court may determine appropriate.

(5) Upon certification by the Department of Streets of adoption of an electronically-based notification system for immediate notification of the City's determination of violations, notices of violation of Section 11-610 served upon those who have provided an electronic address for notification purposes shall be served by such electronic means.

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