Chapter 1.12


1.12.010    Designated.

*For statutory provisions authorizing code cities to provide penalties for the violation of ordinances for fines not exceeding $500.00, imprisonment for terms not exceeding six months, or both, see RCW 35.24.290(12).

1.12.010 Designated.

A. Any person violating any of the provisions or failing to comply with any of the mandatory requirements of the ordinances of the city shall be guilty of a civil infraction. All offenses under the Palouse Municipal Code shall be considered a noncriminal, civil infraction. Notwithstanding provisions in the Palouse Municipal Code to the contrary, no person shall be guilty of a misdemeanor as a result of a violation of any provisions of the Palouse Municipal Code.

B. Any person convicted of a civil infraction under any ordinance of the city of Palouse, or any provisions of the Palouse Municipal Code, shall be punishable by a fine of not more than $500.00, except in cases where a different civil penalty is prescribed by such ordinance or provision of the Palouse Municipal Code.

C. A person is guilty of a separate offense of each and every day or portion of a day in which a violation of any provision of the ordinances of Palouse is committed, continued or permitted by any such person, and any such person shall be punished accordingly. [Ord. 687 §1, 1996; Ord. 500 §2, 1976].