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One statutory option a city or county has in enforcing its ordinances is to impose a civil penalty on a violator, and if necessary, sue for the penalty in a civil action in the nature of the debt. This article considers the question of whether the ordinance being enforced must set out an exact dollar amount for each penalty, to be sued for regardless of circumstances, or whether it may set out a dollar range for penalties and leave to an administrative official or board the decision as to the amount of the penalty in any individual instance.
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