Violations Bureau

All Ordinance Violations issued by the Town of Danville are paid to the Clerk-Treasurer who serves as the Violations Bureau Division.  The following is the Town Code establishing the violation fees:
 

§ 31.03  VIOLATIONS; JURISDICTION.

     (A)     Ordinances and this code of ordinances' provisions identified in the schedule in division (C) below shall be within the jurisdiction of the Bureau subject to the civil penalties listed to the right of each Bureau ordinance.  For some Bureau ordinances, second and any additional violations, admissions or judgments of violations of that ordinance, occurring within 12 months of any other violation, admission or judgment of violation will be subject to a greater civil penalty.

     (B)     Where applicable, those greater penalties for second and additional violations and admissions or judgments are listed to the right of the penalty that applies to the first violation, admission or judgment of violation.

     (C)     For the following schedule, the ordinance or code of ordinance ("CO") provisions are listed with their civil penalty:

          (1)     Ord. 24-1997, Smoking in Municipal Buildings:  $25/$50;

          (2)     Ord. 7-1994, Maintenance of a Nuisance:  $25/$50;

          (3)     Ord. 4-1994, Noise Control:  $25;

          (4)     Ord. 6-1992, Open Alcohol Containers in Motor Vehicles:  $25;

          (5)     Ord. 1-1992, Smoke Detectors:  $50;

          (6)     Ord. 11-1991, Littering:  $25;

          (7)     Ord. 5-1991, Burning of Refuse:  $50;

          (8)     Ord. 20-1990, Transient Merchants and Other Solicitors:  $25;

          (9)     Ord. 13-1988, Movement and Parking of Vehicles (and all amendments made thereto) with respect to only parking violations:  $15;

          (10)     Ord. 5-1988, Unsafe Buildings: $25/$50;

          (11)     Ord. 2-1988, Excavation of Curbs, Streets and Other Public Ways:  $25;

          (12)     Ord. 14-1986 (and all amendments made thereto), Handicapped Parking:  $50;

          (13)     Ord. 10-1984, Environmental Requirements on Exterior Property:  $25/$50;

          (14)     Ord. 9-2008, Fire Lane violations:  $25;

          (15)     CO Title 4, Art. I, Business in Parks:  $25;

          (16)     CO Title 4, Art. II, Park Hours:  $25;

          (17)     CO Title 6, Art. IV, Failure to Obtain a Building Permit:  $50;

          (18)     CO Title 11, Art. I, Tampering with Fire Hydrants:  $50;

          (19)     CO Title 11, Art. 11, False Fire Alarms:  $25/$50.

(Ord. 5, passed 5-15-95; Am. Ord. 24-1997, passed 11-3-97; Am. Ord. 9-2008, passed 5-19-08)

§ 31.04  ISSUANCE OF COMPLAINTS.

     Any police officer or other town official or employee authorized by an ordinance of the town or state law to issue complaints for violations of ordinances may issue complaints for the violation of Bureau ordinances.

(Ord. 5, passed 5-15-95)

§ 31.05  APPEARANCE; DENIAL OR ADMISSION.

     (A)     Any person upon whom a complaint is issued pursuant to this chapter, except for parking violations, shall appear at the Clerk-Treasurer's office to admit or deny the violation within seven days of the issuance of the complaint, or shall have delivered his or her admission and entire penalty payment or written denial to the Clerk-Treasurer's office within seven days of the issuance of the complaint.

     (B)     Any person upon whom a complaint for a parking violation is issued pursuant to this chapter, shall appear at the Police Department administrative office to admit or deny the violation within seven days of the issuance of the complaint, or shall have delivered his or her admission and entire penalty payment or written denial to the Police Department administrative office within seven days of the issuance of the complaint.

(Ord. 5, passed 5-15-95; Am. Ord. 3-2008, passed 2-19-08)

§ 31.06  LATE CHARGE.

     If a complaint for a violation of a Bureau ordinance brought pursuant to this chapter does not bring an admission of violation and payment of the civil penalty or is not properly responded to in writing within seven days of the issuance of the complaint, the Bureau shall add a late charge of $5 per violation to the amount otherwise payable under § 31.03.  After 30 days of the issuance of the complaint, the Bureau shall not accept admission of a violation or payment of the civil penalty without the consent of the Town Manager who may withhold that consent if the violation has been referred to the Town Ordinance Prosecutor for legal proceedings.

(Ord. 5, passed 5-15-95)

§ 31.07  OTHER LEGAL ACTION; AUTHORITY.

     The identification in § 31.03 of an ordinance or code provision as a Bureau ordinance does not precluded the town from taking other legal action to enforce the ordinance or code provision, in lieu of issuing a complaint under the authority of this chapter seeking the civil penalty prescribed by § 31.03, if the ordinance or code provision provides for other enforcement options, including, but not limited to injunctive relief and recovery of abatement costs or of damages.

(Ord. 5, passed 5-15-95)

§ 31.08  CIVIL PENALTIES.

     The town ordinances and code provisions, identified above as Bureau ordinances, are hereby amended to provide and declare the civil penalty scheduled with the ordinance or code provision to be the specific monetary penalty for the violation of that ordinance.

(Ord. 5, passed 5-15-95)

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