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Any person who violates any provision of this code or the technical codes or regulations adopted thereunder; or who fails to comply with any order issued pursuant to any Section thereof; or who erects, constructs, installs, removes, alters or repairs a structure, equipment or system in violation of the approved construction documents or directive of the code official or of a permit or certificate issued under the provisions of this code or the technical codes, shall be subject to a fine of $300.00 for each offense.
  1. In addition to the Basic Fine, repeat violations of § PM-301 ("General") or § PM-302 ("Exterior Property Areas"), requiring more than one abatement of the same property in a twelve-month period, shall be subject to a penalty of $100 for each such repeat abatement action.

UpCodes note: Section A-601.1 was amended by Bill No. 041079 (approved May 12, 2005);
Bill No. 180175 (approved June 6, 2018); and
Bill No. 180521 (approved June 28, 2018).
Notwithstanding subsection A-601.1, any person who violates any of the following provisions shall have committed a Class II offense and be subject to the maximum fine set forth in subsection 1-109(2) of The Philadelphia Code:
  1. F-106.4 (Rendering equipment inoperable);
  2. F-106.4.1 (Fire Department notification);
  3. F-104.2.2 (Obstructing operations);
  4. F-106.7 (Obstructions);
  5. F-307 (Open Burning and Recreational Fires);
  6. F-308.5 (Open-flame devices);
  7. F-901.4.6 (Changes to fire protection equipment);
  8. F-901.7 (Systems out of service);
  9. F-915 (Periodic Testing Of Fire Protection Systems);
  10. F-1027 (Maintenance of the Means of Egress);
  11. PM-702 (Means of Egress);
  12. PM-902 (Foreclosed Vacant Residential Properties);
  13. PM-904 (Chronic Non-Compliant Owner);
  14. PM-703 (Fire Resistance Ratings);
  15. PM-704 (Fire Protection Systems); and
  16. PM-804.2 (Historic Area Standards).

UpCodes note: Section A-601.2 was amended by: Bill No. 041079 (approved May 12, 2005),
Bill No. 100749 (approved January 26, 2011), effective April 26, 2011,
Bill No. 140856 (approved December 19, 2014), effective July 1, 2015,
Bill No. 160365-A (approved October 19, 2016), and
Bill No. 180175 (approved June 6, 2018).
Notwithstanding subsection A-601.1, any person who violates any of the following provisions shall have committed a Class III offense and shall be subject to the maximum fine set forth in subsection 1-109(3) of The Philadelphia Code:
  1. A-301.1.5 (Zoning and Use Registration Permits);
    1. A-402.10.6 (Failure to provide for required demolition inspections);
  2. A-701 (Certificate of Occupancy);
    1. B-1704.15 (Special Inspections of Special Cases);
  3. B-3301.1 (Safeguards During Construction);
  4. F-103 (Unsafe Conditions);
  5. F-105.8.1 (Transportation of Explosives);
  6. F-106.6 (Overcrowding);
  7. F-105.6.15 (Explosives);
    1. F-1011 (Fire Escapes);
  8. F-2703.3 (Release of Hazardous Materials);
  9. F-3301.1.3 (Fireworks);
  10. PM-302.3 (Sidewalks and Driveways);
  11. PM-314 (Piers and Other Waterfront Structures);
  12. Reserved;
  13. PM-109 (Unfit Structures); PM-108 (Unsafe Structures and Equipment);
  14. PM-110 (Imminently Dangerous Structures);
  15. Reserved;
  16. PM-315 (Periodic Inspection of Exterior Walls and Appurtenances of Buildings).
  17. § 14-906 (Market Street East Sign Regulations).
  18. PM-902.1; PM-902.3 through 902.8.

UpCodes note: Section A-601.3 was amended by Bill No. 041079 (approved May 12, 2005),
Bill No. 090568-AAA (approved February 17, 2010),
Bill No. 110844 (approved December 21, 2011), effective August 22, 2012,
Bill No. 130691-A (approved February 19, 2014),
Bill No. 140608 (approved November 12, 2014), effective January 1, 2015,
Bill No. 140856 (approved December 19, 2014), effective July 1, 2015,
Bill No. 160462 (approved June 28, 2016), and
Bill No. 180175 (approved June 6, 2018).
Each day that a violation continues after issuance of a notice or order shall be deemed a separate offense.

UpCodes note: Section A-601.4 was amended by Bill No. 041079 (approved May 12, 2005).
Each day that a violation continues after the time for correcting the violation as stated in the initial notice of violation has passed, and where no timely appeal has been filed pursuant to A-801 or A-803, shall be deemed a separate offense for purposes of determining the accrual of fines.

UpCodes note: Section A-601.5 was amended by Bill No. 180175. The bill was approved on June 6, 2018.
If no timely appeal is filed from the issuance of a violation notice issued under this Section, the applicable fines set forth for such violation in this Section shall be deemed imposed for purposes of A-202.7 and A-503.1; all fines so imposed shall continue to accrue for each separate offense of each violation.

UpCodes note: Section A-601.6 was amended by Bill No. 180175. The bill was approved on June 6, 2018.
Any owner or operator of a facility licensed under this code or the technical codes who has been ordered to pay a fine pursuant to this Section and who has not paid such fine within 10 days of imposition of a final order from which all appeals have been exhausted shall have said license suspended and shall cease operations until all fines and costs are paid.
To enforce the provision of Section A-602.1, the department shall, without further notice, issue a Cease Operations Order setting forth the unpaid fines and costs and cause the premises to be vacated of all employees, patrons and occupants until all such fines and costs are paid. Such Cease Operations Order shall otherwise meet the requirements of and be subject to the procedures set forth in Section A-505.0.
Any person licensed to conduct a trade or practice under this code or the technical codes who has been ordered to pay a fine pursuant to this Section and who has not paid such fine within 10 days of imposition of a final order from which all appeals have been exhausted shall have said license suspended and shall stop any work in progress under said license until all fines and costs are paid.
To enforce the provision of Section A-603.1, the department shall, without further notice, issue a Stop Work Order at each location where work is in progress under said license. The Stop Work Order shall set forth the unpaid fines and costs and shall otherwise meet the requirements and be subject to the procedures set forth in Section A-504.0.
The department is authorized to suspend or revoke a trade or practice license for willful violation of this code or the technical codes.
When a license holder has been issued a permit and has failed to properly remit the required fees for that permit, the Department is authorized to refuse issuance of additional permits to that licensed person or business until the outstanding fees have been paid in full.

UpCodes note: Section A-603.4 was amended by Bill No. 130691-A (approved February 19, 2014).
Any person who violates any provision of this code or the technical codes or regulations adopted thereunder; or who fails to comply with any order issued pursuant to any Section thereof; or who erects, constructs, installs, removes, alters or repairs a structure, equipment or system in violation of the approved construction documents or directive of the code official or of a permit or certificate issued under the provisions of this code or the technical codes, shall be subject to a fine of $300.00 for each offense.
  1. In addition to the Basic Fine, repeat violations of § PM-301 ("General") or § PM-302 ("Exterior Property Areas"), requiring more than one abatement of the same property in a twelve-month period, shall be subject to a penalty of $100 for each such repeat abatement action.

UpCodes note: Section A-604.1 was amended by Bill No. 041079 (approved May 12, 2005),
Bill No. 180175 (approved June 6, 2018), and
Bill No. 180521 (approved June 28, 2018).
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