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A. For purposes of sections 15.04.210 through 15.04.218, the following terms, phrases, words and their derivations mean:

1. Demolition. To raze, destroy, dismantle, or any act or process that may cause partial or total destruction of a structure where less than 60% of the structure’s external walls will be retained in place; or where less than a majority of the facade will remain.

2. Facade. The front or principal face(s) of a building, excluding an attached garage of a residential structure, sometimes distinguished from the other faces by elaboration of architectural or ornamental details and often serving as the primary entrance.

B. Except as provided in section 15.04.210.D, a permit is required before any structure, or part of a structure as defined in subsection A.1 above, can be demolished or relocated. The permit fees for demolition or relocation of a structure will be set by resolution of the council.

C. No demolition or relocation permit is required:

1. For structures of less than 500 square feet in size.

2. For relocation of a structure upon the same lot.

3. To demolish a building declared to be dangerous under the Uniform Code for the Abatement of Dangerous Buildings pursuant to section 15.04.010.B.

D. In addition to the enforcement provisions of this Title, the City Attorney may, or upon order of the City Council shall, immediately commence action or proceedings for the prevention of the demolition or relocation of a structure in the manner provided by law, and may take such other steps and apply to such courts as may have jurisdiction to grant such relief as will prevent the demolition, moving, removal, or damage to a building or structure, or using property contrary to the provisions of this Title. The remedies provided for in this section shall be cumulative and not exclusive.

1. For any demolition or relocation in violation of sections 15.04.210 to 15.04.218, the court shall also have the authority to order the person convicted of the violation to rebuild or restore the structure to its appearance prior to the demolition or to move and restore the building to its original site.

2. For any flagrant violation, the court may impose a fine up to and including the assessed market value of the structure demolished or relocated. A flagrant violation is an act by a person who, after being notified of a violation, intentionally continues it. (Ord. 2925, amended, 04/18/2006; Ord. 2858, amended, 06/20/2000)

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