Chapter 1.20
VIOLATIONS AND PENALTIES

Sections:

1.20.010    General penalty.

1.20.020    Procedure.

1.20.030    Disposition of infraction offenses.

1.20.040    Minor offense fine schedule.

1.20.050    Attempted infraction.

1.20.060    Abetting in infraction.

1.20.010 General penalty.

A.    Every act prohibited by city ordinance is unlawful. Unless another penalty is expressly provided by this code for a particular act or offense, every person convicted of a violation of any provision of this code, or any rule or regulation adopted or issued pursuant to this code shall be punished by a fine of not more than three hundred dollars.

B.    In addition to any other remedies or penalties which may be provided in this code, or may otherwise be available, the city or any aggrieved person may institute a civil action to obtain injunctive or compensatory relief against a person who violates any provision of the code. An action to enjoin a violation may be brought notwithstanding the availability of any other remedy. On application for injunctive relief and a finding of violation or threatened violation, the superior court shall grant the injunction.

C.    Each act of violation and every day upon which the violation shall occur will constitute a separate offense.

D.    Any surcharge required to be imposed under AS 12.55.039 shall be added to any penalty imposed or levied pursuant to this section, and all such collected surcharges shall be remitted to the state of Alaska, Department of Administration as required by AS 29.25.074. (Ord. 13-19 § 2 (part), 2013.)

1.20.020 Procedure.

A.    The charge for the violation of a code provision may be brought by a city police officer, the city manager, or that city official responsible for the administration and enforcement of the code provision which has been violated.

B.    The city shall use the Alaska uniform citation form to provide notice of an infraction to anyone accused of violating any provision of this code. (Ord. 13-19 § 2 (part), 2013.)

1.20.030 Disposition of infraction offenses.

A person charged with an infraction offense may appear in court to contest the charge, and must appear if the citation indicates that a court appearance is mandatory. As an infraction, trial is by the court without a jury, and there is no right to court-appointed defense counsel. (Ord. 13-19 § 2 (part), 2013.)

1.20.040 Minor offense fine schedule.

In accordance with AS 29.25.070(a), citations for the following offenses may be disposed of as provided in AS 12.25.195 through 12.25.230, without a court appearance, upon payment of the fine amounts listed in this section, plus the state surcharge required by AS 12.55.039 and 29.25.074. The Alaska Court System’s Rule of Minor Offense Procedures applies to all offenses listed in this section. If a person charged with one of these offenses appears in court and is found guilty, the penalty imposed for the offense may not exceed the fine schedule amount listed below for that offense. Citations charging these offenses must meet the requirements of the Minor Offense Rules. The fines set forth below may not be judicially reduced.

Code Section

Offense

Penalty/Fine

2.42.050.A

Failure to register/pay for mooring of vessel

$75

.B

Failure to display registration or obtain new mooring agreement

75

.C

Mooring in prohibited area

75

.F

Providing false information on mooring agreement or application

75

.G

Failure to attend to vessel

75

.I

Failure to display harbor decal

75

2.42.090.E

Providing false information on mooring agreement or application

75

.F

Failure to respond

75

.H

Failure to display harbor decal

75

2.42.100.E

Failure to remove vessel

75

2.42.130.A

Reckless operating—vessel

300

.B

Negligent operating—vessel

300

.D

Noise violation—vessel

75

.E

Excessive speed—vessel

75

.F

Anchoring within port without permission

75

.G

Failure to stop for port director

75

2.42.140.A

Blinding light violation underway

75

.B

Light violation not underway

75

.C

Nuisance light violation

75

2.42.150.C

No exhaust muffler

75

2.42.160

Obstruction of navigation by auxiliary vessel

75

2.42.170.A

Unlawful occupancy of vessel

75

2.42.180.A

Dumping trash in port

300

.B

Failure to maintain floats and premises in an orderly condition

75

.C

Littering in port

75

.D

Improper disposal of waste oil

75

.E

Discharge oily waste

300

2.42.190.B

Unlawful storage

75

2.42.200.A

Unlawful access of port utilities

75

.B

Damaging port facilities

75

.C

Unpermitted waste disposal

75

2.42.210

Float bumpers, improper material

75

2.42.220.A

Using skids for vessel removal

75

.B

Freight loading without fees, private or common carrier

75

2.42.230

Failure to report accident

300

2.42.240.A

Unattended fire or flames

300

.B

Combustible liquid on port facilities

75

.C

Lack of fire suppression

75

.D

Smoking where prohibited

75

2.42.250.A

Unrestrained animal

75

.B

Failure to clean up after dog

75

.C

Excessive noise or other disturbance by pet

75

2.42.260

Unaccompanied minor

75

2.42.270

No wheeled vehicles

75

2.42.280.A

Posting signs without permission

75

2.42.290

Fishing from dock

75

2.42.300.A

Diving, swimming within port

75

2.42.310

Vessel repairs without permission

75

2.42.320.A.1

Nuisance within the port

75

A.2

Sign tampering

75

A.3

Interfering with port director

300

4.15.100.D

Filing a false tax statement

300

4.16.060

Business license violation

75

4.16.070

Failure to post business license

75

4.20.210.A.1

Failure to obtain certificate to collect city sales tax

300 first offense

500 second offense

A.2

Failure to remit sales tax returns

75

A.3

Falsifying sales tax records

300 first offense

500 second offense

A.4

Failure to allow inspection of records

300 first offense

500 second offense

4.21.140.C

Failure to apply for certificate of registration for fish tax

300 first offense

500 second offense

4.22.090.C

Failure to apply for certificate of registration, severance tax

300 first offense

500 second offense

4.24.060

Failure to register as a dealer in tobacco products

500

4.24.125

Failure to file tobacco excise tax return

500

4.24.170

Falsifying tobacco excise tax records

500

4.24.170

Failure to allow inspection of records

500

7.03.010.A

Domestic animal registration required

75

.E

Registered domestic animal shall bear registration tag

75

.F

Failure to produce registration

75

.G

Failure to transfer registration

75

.H

Use of another animal’s tag

75

.I

Rabies vaccination

75

7.03.020.A

Kennel permit required

75

7.04.010.A

Failure to restrain animal—first through fifth offense

75

.B

Failure to confine sick animal

75

.C

Releasing animal owned by another

75

.D

Releasing quarantined animal

300

7.06.010.A

Selling sick animals

75

.B

Buying or selling unweaned animals

75

7.06.020.A

“Free” animals—unweaned

75

7.07.010.A

Animals creating disturbance or nuisance prohibited

75

.B

Animal disturbing public property

75

.C

Animal disturbing private property

75

.D

Animal disturbing garbage

75

7.07.020.B

Dangerous animals prohibited

75

7.08.010

Animal cruelty prohibited

300

7.09.030

Unlawful release of impounded animals

300

7.12.010

Possession of wolf hybrid

300

7.14.020

Violate quarantine

300

7.15.010

Handling rabid animals

75

7.15.020

Violate area-wide quarantine

300

8.04.030

Improper storage of refuse

75

8.04.040

Containers on right-of-way

75

8.04.050

Failure to dispose of refuse

75

8.04.052.A

Disposal of hazardous material in city landfill

300

8.04.055

Improper deposit of fish waste

300

8.04.060

Improper transport of refuse

75

8.08.010

Fireworks prohibited

75

8.10.030

Smoking prohibited where posted

75 per day

8.30.030.A

Permitting unlawful marijuana use

100 first offense

300 second offense

Must appear – third offense

8.30.030.B

Unlawful marijuana use

100 first offense

100 second offense

Must appear – third offense

8.30.040

Marijuana use in public places prohibited

100

8.30.050

Marijuana use in or around motor vehicles prohibited

100

8.30.060

Underage marijuana use or possession

100 first offense

300 second offense

Must appear – third offense

8.30.080

Violation of retail marijuana store operating hours

75

9.38.010.C

Public drunkenness

75

9.38.020

Nuisance—excessive noise

75

9.38.035

Excessive noise projection

75

9.38.040

Excessive noise—motor vehicles

75

9.50.010

Trespass

500

9.56.010

Defacing notices

75

9.60.010

Minor consuming alcohol

500

9.70.010

Violation of conditions of release

1,000

9.74.010

Curfew violation

75

9.74.040

Curfew—parental responsibility

75

9.86.010

Discharge firearm

75

11.12.050

Outdoor burning

75

11.16.020

Sound control

75

11.20.020

ORV in business district

75

11.20.030

ORV operations, state roadways outside business district

75

11.20.040

ORV operations, state roadways within city

75

11.20.050

ORV operations, city roadways outside business district

75

11.20.060

ORV operations within city boundaries

75

11.20.070

ORV, age restriction

75

11.20.075

Helmets required

75

11.20.080

Headlights required

75

11.20.090

Parental responsibility

75

11.21.020

Snowmobiles on city rights-of-way

75

11.21.030

Snowmobile operation, after dark

75

11.21.040

Helmets required

75

12.05.010.B

Private use of public lands

75

12.06.030.A

Unauthorized camping

75

12.06.050

Camping fees and permits required

75

12.06.060.A

Waste disposal

75

.B

Noise violation

75

.C

Unpermitted structures

75

.E

Defacing facilities

75

.F

Animals

75

.G

Failure to clean

75

12.06.070

Waste storage

75

12.06.080

Unattended camp

75

12.06.090

Unauthorized structures

75

12.08.070

Encroachment permit required

75

13.04.010.B

Public sewer service required

75

13.04.030.A

Unlawful disposal

75

.B

Unlawful discharge

75

.C

Discharge of banned substances

75

13.12.010.A

Unpermitted connection to sewer

75

14.04.010

Water sources

75

14.04.070

Unauthorized water connection

75

14.12.030

Cold weather protection

75

15.04.030

Floodplain permit

300 per day

15.04.031.C

Noncompliant construction

300 per day

15.04.061

Residential structures

300 per day

15.04.062

Nonresidential structures

300 per day

15.04.065

Flood related erosion hazard areas

300 per day

15.08.040

Notice of construction required

75 residential

300 commercial

17.30.050

Addressing

75

18.16.010

Land use permit

75 residential

300 commercial

18.24.020.A

CBD yard violation

75 residential

300 commercial

18.28.020.A

GUD yard violation

75 residential

300 commercial

18.36.010

Parking requirements

75 residential

300 commercial

18.36.030

Off-street loading facilities

75 residential

300 commercial

18.36.040

Location of parking spaces

75 residential

300 commercial

18.36.060

Design of parking areas

75 residential

300 commercial

18.36.070

Minimum standards for off-street parking spaces

75 residential

300 commercial

18.40.020

View obstruction

75 residential

300 commercial

18.44.030

Altering nonconforming building

75 residential

300 commercial

(Ord. 13-19 § 2 (part), 2013; Ord. 15-04 § 3, 2015; Ord. 15-07 § 4, 2015; Ord. 15-08 § 4, 2015; Ord. 15-19 § 6, 2015; Ord. 16-08 § 3, 2016; Ord. 17-03 §§ 3, 5, 6, 8, 2017; Ord. 17-10(Sub-2) § 3, 2018.)

1.20.050 Attempted infraction.

Every person who attempts to commit an infraction but fails or is prevented or is intercepted in its perpetration is guilty of an infraction and shall be punished in the manner prescribed for the infraction itself. (Ord. 13-19 § 2 (part), 2013.)

1.20.060 Abetting in infraction.

When no punishment for counseling, abetting or aiding in the commission of a particular infraction is expressly described by ordinance, every person who counsels, abets or aids another in committing an infraction is equally guilty of the infraction and punishable in the same way. (Ord. 13-19 § 2 (part), 2013.)