Division V. Offenses Against Property

Chapter 9.40
TRESPASS – POSTING OF PROPERTY

Sections:

9.40.010    Trespass – Posting of property.

9.40.020    Fines.

9.40.010 Trespass – Posting of property.

A. It is unlawful for any person, firm or corporation to commit a trespass upon either public or private property without consent of the owner of the property.

B. Without constituting any limitation upon the provisions of subsection (A) of this section, any of the following acts by any person, firm or corporation shall be deemed included among those that constitute trespasses in violation of the provisions of subsection (A) of this section. The aforesaid enumerated acts shall include:

1. An entry or remaining upon the premises, or any part thereof, of another, including any public property, in violation of a warning not to enter, remain or trespass upon such property contained in a notice posted or exhibited at the main entrance to the premises;

2. The pursuit of any course of conduct or action upon the land of another in violation of a notice posted or exhibited at the main entrance to the premises or at any point of approach or entry, or in violation of any notice, warning or protest given in writing or orally by any owner or occupant thereof or by a person so authorized in writing by any owner or occupant thereof;

3. A failure or refusal to depart from the premises of another, including publicly owned property, upon request to do so in writing or orally by any owner or occupant thereof, or by a person, to include the police department, so authorized in writing by any owner or occupant thereof.

C. The manager or his designee is authorized to cause the posting of signs on or around city-owned or city-controlled property, buildings or other areas advising that such property, building or area is restricted as to public use or access.

D. The provisions of this chapter do not apply to governmental officials in the performance of their official duties, where such duties reasonably require the official to go upon the property of another. (Ord. 390 § 4, 1988)

9.40.020 Fines.

A violation of this chapter is an offense punishable by the fine established in the current, adopted budget. (Ord. 14-028 § 20, 2014)