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(a) No person, firm or corporation, whether as owner, lessee, sublessee or occupant, shall erect, construct, enlarge, alter, repair, move, improve, remove, convert, demolish equip, use, occupy or maintain any buildings or premises, or cause or permit the same to be done, contrary to or in violation of any of the provisions of this chapter or any order issued by the building official or the Health Officer hereunder.

(b) Any person violating any of the above provisions of this chapter shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor and upon conviction thereof shall be punishable by a fine of not more than Five Hundred Dollars ($500.00) or by imprisonment in the County Jail of the County of Humboldt for not more than six (6) months, or by both such fines and imprisonment. Each such person shall be deemed guilty of a separate offense for each day or portion thereof during which any violation of the provisions is committed, continued or permitted by such person.

(c) The provisions of subsection (b) shall not apply to an owner of real property building or improving structures thereon or appurtances thereto who does such work himself, provided that:

(1) Such structure or structures are not intended or offered for sale, lease or rent; and

(2) Such structure or structures are one-family dwellings, farm or ranch buildings, which are not more than two (2) stories in height.

In all actions, criminal or civil, brought under this chapter, proof of the sale, leasing or renting, or the offering for sale, lease or rent, of any such structure by the owner-builder within one (1) year after completion of same is presumptive evidence that such structure was undertaken for purposes of sale, lease or rent. (Ord. 1087, § 1, 7/20/1976)