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A. A civil infraction proceeding is initiated by the issuance, service, and filing of a notice of civil infraction.

B. A notice of civil infraction may be served and issued by an Enforcement Officer when the civil infraction occurs in the Enforcement Officer's presence.

C. A court may issue a notice of civil infraction if an Enforcement Officer files a notice of civil infraction with the court stating that the civil infraction was committed in the Enforcement Officer's presence or that the Enforcement Officer has reasonable cause to believe that a civil infraction was committed.

D. Service of a notice of civil infraction issued under subsection B or C of this Section shall be as provided as in the Infraction Rules of Courts of Limited Jurisdiction (IRLJ).

E. A notice of civil infraction, if issued under subsection B of this Section, shall be filed with the court within forty-eight hours of issuance, excluding Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays. A notice of civil infraction not filed within the time limits prescribed in this Section may be dismissed without prejudice.

(Ord. 2021-43s § 1, 2021; Ord. 91-187 § 1 (part), 1992)