Village of
New York Mills
Oneida County, NY
 Laws 

PART II GENERAL LEGISLATION Chapter 70, BUILDING CONSTRUCTION, ARTICLE VI, Penalties

Body:

70-33.  Penalties for offenses.

 

In accordance with  381 of Article 18 of the Executive Law of the State of New York: 

A.  It shall be unlawful for any person, firm, or corporation to construct, alter, repair, move, remove, demolish, equip, use, occupy or maintain any building or structure or portion thereof in violation of any provision of this chapter or to fail in any manner to comply with a notice, directive or order of the Code Enforcement Officer, or to construct, alter or use and occupy any building or structure or part thereof in a manner not permitted by an approved building permit or certificate of occupancy. 

B.  Any person who shall fail to comply with a written order of the Code Enforcement Officer within the time fixed for compliance therewith, and any owner, builder, architect, tenant, contractor, subcontractor, construction superintendent or their agents, or any other person taking part of assisting in the construction or use of any building who shall knowingly violate any of the applicable provisions of this chapter, or any lawful order, notice, directive, permit or certificate of the Code Enforcement Officer made thereunder shall be punishable by a fine of not more than $250. Each day that a violation continues shall be deemed a separate offense. 

C.  Except as provided otherwise by law, such a violation shall not be a crime and the penalty or punishment imposed therefor shall not be deemed for any purpose a penal or criminal penalty or punishment, and shall not impose any liability upon or affect or impair the credibility as a witness, or otherwise, of any person convicted thereof. 

D.  This section shall not apply to violations of the provisions of the Building Codes of New York punishable under  382 of the Executive Law of the State of New York; nor to violations of the provisions of the Multiple Residence Law punishable under  304 of the Multiple Residence Law of the State of New York.   

 

70-34.  Abatement of violation.

 

Appropriate actions and proceedings may be taken at law or in equity to prevent unlawful construction or to restrain, correct or abate a violation or to prevent illegal occupancy of a building, structure, or premises or to prevent illegal acts, conduct or business in or about any premises; and these remedies shall be in addition to the penalties prescribed in the preceding section.