Who can be fined for not following Tulsa City ordinances?

Anyone in Tulsa who commits any nuisance or is an  accessory, or who owns or occupies any property and knowingly permits the creation or continuation of any nuisance  shall be guilty of a misdemeanor offense and upon conviction thereof shall be punished by a fine of not more than ONE THOUSAND DOLLARS ($1,000.00), excluding costs, fees and assessments, or by imprisonment in the City Jail for a period of not more than ninety (90) days, or by both such fine and imprisonment. Each day of such violation shall constitute a separate offense. Ord. Nos. 17942,21596,21954 SECTION 106. CRIMINAL PENALTY


Any person or entity who fails to abate any nuisance shall be liable to the City for all expenses incurred in the abatement of the nuisance. The City may pursue its right of action to recover all such costs following any and all reasonable legal methods.  To recover the costs incurred in abating any type of nuisance, the City may impose a lien on the subject’s  property to secure payment of such costs.   In addition to the City’s right to recover its expenses for abating a nuisance  the City may pursue an action in District Court to recover a judgment for all remedial civil penalties imposed herein. Ord. Nos. 17942, 18205, 20383, 20495, 21596] SECTION 209. LIABILITY FOR COSTS

The person and/or entity who maintains, operates, or permits the nuisance, together with the owner of the property, is sent notice that should the  Nuisance Hearing Officer,  find that a nuisance exists and unless the nuisance is abated as directed by the Nuisance Hearing Officer, that a lien shall be filed  against the property by The City of Tulsa for the costs due from having the work done.  Remedial civil penalties are in addition to the City’s expenses incurred to abate the nuisance may be imposed. A remedial civil penalty not to exceed ONE THOUSAND DOLLARS ($1,000.00) per day for each day the nuisance remains unabated. SECTION 201. ABATEMENT and  SECTION 203. REMEDIAL CIVIL PENALTIES Ord. No. 21596 Ord. blos. 17942, 18205,21596 PROCEDURE FOR ABATEMENT CHAPTER 2

A copy of the Notice of Hearing will be posted in some conspicuous place on the premises when they can’t find the person  and  where at least one of the following conditions exist:

“Justice consists not in being neutral between right and wrong, but in finding out the right and upholding it, wherever found, against the wrong.”

Theodore Roosevelt


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