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  65.697.  Violation of zoning regulations, penalty — injunctions may be issued, procedure — inspection by official, when, failure to correct violation, penalty. — 1.  Any owner, lessee or tenant of land located within any unincorporated area covered or affected by any official master plan or part thereof, or by any regulations or orders relating to subdivisions of land, or by any zoning plan, or by any regulations relating to building or setback lines on major highways, or by any regulations and restrictions of buildings, structures, lots and lands, or other planning or zoning regulations and restrictions or other regulations and restrictions made and adopted under the provisions of sections 65.650 to 65.700, who shall lay out and improve any such subdivision of land, or who shall construct, reconstruct, alter, relocate or maintain any building or other structure, or use such land in violation of the provisions of sections 65.650 to 65.700 or of order, regulation or restriction made and adopted under the provisions of sections 65.650 to 65.700, is guilty of a misdemeanor.

  2.  In the event any subdivision of land is begun or made in violation of the provisions of sections 65.650 to 65.700, or of any official master plan or part thereof, or of any planning or zoning order, regulation or restriction made and adopted under the provisions of sections 65.650 to 65.700, or in the event any building or structure is constructed, reconstructed, relocated or maintained or any building, structure, lot or land is used in violation of the provisions of sections 65.650 to 65.700 or of any planning or zoning plan, regulation, restriction or order made and adopted by authority conferred under the provisions of sections 65.650 to 65.700, the township board, the township planning commission, the township zoning commission, the prosecuting attorney, or any officer or official appointed or designated under the provisions of section 65.665, or the owner of any private property or any public body the property of whom or which is or may be affected by any such violation, may institute in the circuit court of the county, any appropriate action or proceedings to prevent such unlawful subdivision development or erection, construction, reconstruction, alteration, relocation or maintenance or use, or to restrain, abate or correct such violation, or to prevent the occupancy of such building or structure or unlawful use of such land, and to prevent any illegal act, conduct, business or use in or about the premises.

  3.  The officer or official appointed or designated under the provisions of section 65.662 may cause any land, building, structure, place or premises to be inspected and examined and to order in writing the remedying of any condition found to exist therein or thereat in violation of any of the regulations or orders adopted or made under the provisions of sections 65.650 to 65.700.

  4.  Any owner, lessee or tenant who, having been served with an order in writing signed by such officer or official to correct or remove any such violations, fails to comply with such order within ten days after such service, or who continues to violate any of the regulations or orders made under the authority of sections 65.650 to 65.700 in the respect named in such order, shall be guilty of a* misdemeanor.

  5.  The owner or general agent of any such land, building, structure or premises where a violation of any such orders, regulations or restrictions has been committed or shall exist, or the lessee or tenant of any entire building or entire premises where such violation has been committed or shall exist, or the owner, general agent, lessee or tenant of any part of the building or premises in which such violation has been committed or shall exist, or the owner, general agent, architect, builder or contractor or any other person who knowingly commits, takes part or assists in such violation, or who maintains any building or premises in which any such violation shall exist, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor.

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(L. 1989 S.B. 11 § 19)

*Word "a" does not appear in original rolls.


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