Chapter 17.60


17.60.010    Designated.

17.60.010 Designated.

Whenever any person at various and successive times, or at any one time, attempts to plat, subdivide, or divide into smaller parts, any parcel of land or property into two or more such lots, plots, tracts, or smaller parts, the area of each of which is five acres or less, for purposes of providing building sites, now, or at any time hence, held in one ownership, either by contract for purchase, by deed or by both, and after the time of the adoption of the ordinance codified herein and fails to comply with the provisions of this title, such attempted subdivision shall be null and void and the subdivider shall be subject to a fine in any sum not to exceed $500.00 for each of said lots, plots, tracts, or smaller parts, or imprisonment in the city jail for a period not to exceed 30 days, or both such fine and imprisonment, in the discretion of the court; and whoever being the owner or agent of the owner, of any land located within such plat or subdivision containing two or more such lots, plots, tracts, or smaller parts, transfers or sells, or agrees to sell and/or option any land, before such plat or subdivision has been approved by the city, shall be subject to a fine of not more than $500.00. The city may initiate an action to enjoin such transfer, sale, agreement, or option by making application for an injunction in the superior court, or the city may recover said penalty by a civil action in any court of competent jurisdiction. (Ord. 191 § 11, 1967).