Chapter 1.10


1.10.010  General penalties.

1.10.020  Separate offense.

1.10.030  Nuisance.

1.10.040  Adoption of civil infraction system.

1.10.050  Prosecution.

1.10.010 General penalties.

Unless otherwise specified by City ordinance, any person who violates the provisions of any City of Spokane Valley ordinance regulating, forbidding or prohibiting conduct shall be punished pursuant to the general penalty provisions set forth in this section.

A. Criminal Penalty. Unless otherwise provided, the minimum criminal penalty is classified as a misdemeanor. Any person convicted of a misdemeanor shall be punished by a fine not to exceed $1,000 or by imprisonment not to exceed 90 days, or by both such fine and imprisonment.

B. Civil Penalty. A violation of an ordinance which is designated a civil offense shall be deemed a civil infraction pursuant to Chapter 7.80 RCW. Unless otherwise provided, any such person shall be assessed a monetary penalty not to exceed a class 1 civil infraction or $250.00, whichever is greater. (Ord. 45 § 1, 2003).

1.10.020 Separate offense.

Every person violating any of the provisions of any ordinance of the City is guilty of a separate offense for each and every day during any portion of which the violation is committed, continued or permitted by any such person. (Ord. 45 § 2, 2003).

1.10.030 Nuisance.

In addition to the penalties set forth in SVMC 1.10.010, all remedies available by law for the prevention and abatement of nuisances shall apply regardless of any other remedy. (Ord. 45 § 3, 2003).

1.10.040 Adoption of civil infraction system.

Pursuant to RCW 35A.11.020 and 35A.12.140, the City adopts Chapter 7.80 RCW, entitled "Civil Infractions" as the procedure and system for adjudicating civil infractions that occur within the City of Spokane Valley. (Ord. 45 § 4, 2003).

1.10.050 Prosecution.

Any violation of a City ordinance may be prosecuted by the city attorney or designee in the name of the City to include demands for fines and forfeitures paid to the City or may be adjudicated by civil action, or both. (Ord. 45 § 5, 2003).