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A stop work order may be issued pursuant to any of the codes or regulations adopted pursuant to Title 19 of the Snohomish Municipal Code. In addition, the Code Enforcement Officer may issue a stop work order whenever any work that is subject to regulation under the Snohomish Municipal Code is in the opinion of the Code Enforcement Officer being performed in a manner contrary to the provisions of the Snohomish Municipal Code, or will exacerbate damage that has already been caused to any property, or will materially impair the Code Enforcement Officer’s ability to seek compliance. The stop work order shall state the reasons for the order and may be appended to, or incorporate by reference, a notice of violation. The stop work order shall take effect immediately upon service. Service of the stop work order shall be deemed accomplished upon posting of the notice in the manner described in SMC 1.14.060(B)(3). Violation of a stop work order shall constitute a misdemeanor, punishable by imprisonment in jail for a maximum term fixed by the court of not more than ninety (90) days, or by a fine in an amount fixed by the court of not more than one thousand dollars ($1,000), or by both such imprisonment and fine.

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