Title 45
Towns and Cities

Chapter 24.1
Historical Area Zoning

R.I. Gen. Laws § 45-24.1-10

§ 45-24.1-10. Enforcement.

(a) Any authorized local official or any local building official may bring an action against any property owner who fails to comply with the requirements of § 45-24.1-4. Actions shall be brought in the superior court having jurisdiction where the violation occurred or is likely to occur; provided, that where the violation has occurred, or is likely to occur in the city of Providence, the action shall be brought in the municipal housing court in the city. Plaintiffs may seek restraining orders and injunctive relief to restrain and enjoin violations or threatened violations of this chapter.

(b) Provided, further, that every person who shall have any historical building, or portion of a historical building demolished without the requisite permits as required by chapter 45-24.1 shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and upon conviction shall be punished by a fine not exceeding five hundred dollars ($500) and/or imprisonment of up to one year.

History of Section.
P.L. 1969, ch. 191, § 1; P.L. 1988, ch. 373, § 2; P.L. 1990, ch. 486, § 1; P.L. 2008, ch. 372, § 1.