Section 9: Enforcement
1. After the effective date of this ordinance, a plat of a subdivision within the jurisdiction of this ordinance which is filed or recorded in the office of the Register of Deeds of Mecklenburg County without the approval of the Town of Huntersville will be null and void for purposes of this ordinance.
2. Any person who, being the owner or the agent of the owner of any land located within the area of jurisdiction of this ordinance, subdivides land in violation of this ordinance or transfers or sells land by reference to, exhibition of, or any other use of a plat showing a subdivision of the land before the plat has been properly approved under this ordinance and recorded in the Office of the Register of Deeds of Mecklenburg County shall, upon conviction, be guilty of a misdemeanor which shall be punishable by a fine not to exceed $500.00, or imprisonment for not more than 30 days for each and every offense. The Town of Huntersville through the Town Attorney may enjoin such transfer or sale by action for injunction. All administrative actions relating to such land, including the issuance of any grading, construction, building, or occupancy permit will be suspended. This ordinance will not affect the sale or transfer of any land, a plat of which was recorded prior to the effective date of this ordinance.
3. In order to properly enforce the provisions of the subdivision regulations as stated in this ordinance prior to the beginning of any construction, reconstruction, use, or alteration of any land, building, or structure, the appropriate permit must be obtained from the Building Standards Department. No permit will be issued unless there has been a determination made that the proposed use, building, or structure complies with the requirements of this ordinance. Building permits required pursuant to G.S. 160A-417 may be denied for lots that have been illegally subdivided. In addition to other remedies, a city may institute any appropriate action or proceedings to prevent the unlawful subdivision of land, to restrain, correct, or abate the violation, or to prevent any illegal act or conduct.