Article 10.14 - Enforcement

10.14.1 Inspections & Investigations

.1      The Zoning Administrator or other agents of the Town of Huntersville will periodically inspect signs in order to determine whether there are violations of this ordinance.

.2     The Town of Huntersville or the Zoning Administrator, acting on behalf of the town, shall have the power to conduct such investigations as may reasonably be deemed necessary to carry out enforcement duties prescribed in this ordinance, and for this purpose to enter at reasonable times upon any property, public or private, for the purpose of investigating and inspecting signs.  No person shall refuse entry or access to any authorized representative of the town or of the Zoning Administrator who requests entry for purposes of inspection, and who presents appropriate credentials; nor shall any person obstruct, hamper, or interfere with any such representative while in the process of carrying out his official duties.

.3     The Zoning Administrator or other authorized agent of the town may require written statements, or the filing of reports with respect to pertinent questions relating to signs.

10.14.2 Enforcement Methods

A violation of this article is a violation of the Zoning Ordinance and is subject to the enforcement procedures and penalties of Section 11.2 of these regulations.

10.14.3 Removal & Disposal of Signs in the Right-Of-Way

Subject to N.C.G.S. § 136-131.1, the Zoning Administrator or other agents of the Town of Huntersville may remove any illegal sign placed on public property or within any right-of-way of any public or private street.

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