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Chapter 8A  |  Article 8A - 10
WVC 8 A- CHAPTER 8A. LAND USE PLANNING.
WVC 8 A- 10 - ARTICLE 10. ENFORCEMENT PROVISIONS.

WVC 8 A- 10 - 1 §8A-10-1. Enforcement.
The governing body of a municipality or county may:

(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;

and

(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.

WVC 8 A- 10 - 2 §8A-10-2. Penalty.
A person who violates any provision of this chapter is guilty of a misdemeanor, and upon conviction, shall be fined not less than fifty dollars nor more than five hundred dollars.

WVC 8 A- 10 - 3 §8A-10-3. Injunction.
(a) The planning commission, board of subdivision and land development appeals, the board of zoning appeals or any designated enforcement official may seek an injunction in the circuit court of the county where the affected property is located, to restrain a person or unit of government from violating the provisions of this chapter or of any ordinance or rule and regulation adopted pursuant hereto.

(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.

WVC 8 A- 10 - 4 §8A-10-4. Special provisions.
(a) The planning and zoning provisions of this chapter are supplemental to and do not abrogate the powers and authority extended to agencies, bureaus, departments, commissions, divisions and officials of the state government by other state statute and those powers and authority shall remain in full force and effect.

(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.

WVC 8 A- 10 - 5 §8A-10-5. General repealer.
All acts or parts of acts, including special legislative charters, inconsistent with the provisions of this chapter are hereby repealed to the extent of their inconsistency, except as provided in this chapter.

Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2014 1st Special Session
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