Chapter 23.06


23.06.010    Enforcement.

23.06.010 Enforcement.

A. Any person or entity who willfully violates any provision of this title or any director’s decision, or order of the hearing examiner relating to this title, may be assessed a civil penalty by the county not to exceed ten thousand dollars for each violation. No penalty may be assessed under this section unless such person or entity is given notice and an opportunity for a public hearing with respect to such violation. The county may compromise, modify, or remit, with or without conditions, any penalty imposed under this subsection, taking into consideration the nature and seriousness of the violation and the efforts of the violator to remedy the violation in a timely manner.

B. In alternative to this administrative process, the county may initiate a complaint in the Skamania County district court to collect, as civil penalties, the fines set out in this chapter.

C. In addition, or in the alternative, the county prosecutor or his designee may, at the request of the director, the hearing examiner, or on his or her own volition, institute a civil action for an injunction or other appropriate order to prevent any person or entity from utilizing lands within Skamania County that are subject to this title in violation of this title. The court may also, in addition to any equitable remedies, impose whatever civil penalties allowed under this chapter. (Ord. 2007-02 (part): Ord. 2001-03 (part))