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Title 24 : Municipal and County Government

Chapter 059 : ADOPTION AND ENFORCEMENT OF ORDINANCES AND RULES

(Cite as: 24 V.S.A. § 1979)
  • § 1979. Procedure

    (a) Municipal ordinance violations shall be heard by the Bureau and the procedure shall be as provided in 4 V.S.A. chapter 29.

    (b) At the hearing, the municipal attorney, grand juror, or designee of the legislative body of the municipality may dismiss or amend the complaint, subject to the approval of the hearing officer.

    (c) Upon entry of default judgment pursuant to 4 V.S.A. § 1105(f), the hearing officer shall assess the full penalty provided for in the ordinance that was found to have been violated.

    (d) Upon entry of judgment against the defendant after a contested hearing, the hearing officer shall assess a civil penalty in an amount not less than the waiver penalty and not more than the full penalty provided for in the ordinance that was found to have been violated. (Added 1993, No. 237 (Adj. Sess.), § 5, eff. Nov. 1, 1994; amended 1997, No. 121 (Adj. Sess.), § 19; 1999, No. 58, § 5, eff. Sept. 1, 1999.)