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§45-24-60  Administration – Violations. –

Published: 2015

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Zoning Ordinances

SECTION 45-24-60

   § 45-24-60  Administration –

Violations. –

(a) A zoning ordinance adopted pursuant to this chapter provides for a penalty

for any violation of the zoning ordinance, or for a violation of any terms or

conditions of any action imposed by the zoning board of review or of any other

agency or officer charged in the ordinance with enforcement of any of its

provisions. The penalty for the violation must reasonably relate to the

seriousness of the offense, and not exceed five hundred dollars ($500) for each

violation, and each day of the existence of any violation is deemed to be a

separate offense. Any fine inures to the city or town.

   (b) The city or town may also cause suit to be brought in the

supreme or superior court, or any municipal court, including a municipal

housing court having jurisdiction, in the name of the city or town, to restrain

the violation of, or to compel compliance with, the provisions of its zoning

ordinance. A city or town may consolidate an action for injunctive relief

and/or fines under the ordinance in the superior court of the county in which

the subject property is located.

History of Section.

(P.L. 1991, ch. 307, § 1.)