(1) Enforce penalties, set out in section two of this article, for failure to comply with the provisions of any ordinance or rule and regulation adopted pursuant to the provisions of this chapter;
(2) Declare that any buildings erected, raised or converted, or land or premises used in violation of any provision of any ordinance or rule and regulation adopted under the authority of this chapter shall be a common nuisance and the owner of the building, land or premises shall be liable for maintaining a common nuisance.
(b) The planning commission, board of subdivision and land development appeals, the board of zoning appeals or any designated enforcement official may also seek a mandatory injunction in the circuit court where the affected property is located, directing a person or unit of government to remove a structure erected in violation of the provisions of this chapter or of any ordinance or rule and regulation adopted pursuant hereto.
(c) If the planning commission, board of subdivision and land development appeals, the board of zoning appeals or the designated enforcement official is successful in any such suit, the respondent shall bear the costs of the action.
(b) The powers of supervision and regulation by the divisions of the state government over municipal, county and other local governmental units and persons are also not abrogated and shall continue in full force and effect.
Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2012 1st Special Session