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20.42.130 Evidence of Violation.

A. If a tree is removed without a tree cutting permit, a violation shall be determined by measuring the stump. A stump that is 38" or more in circumference shall be considered prima facie evidence of a violation of this chapter.

B. Removal of the stump of a tree cut without a tree cutting permit prior to the determination provided in subsection 1 of this section is a violation of this chapter.

C. Proof of violation of this chapter shall be deemed prima facie evidence that such violation is that of the owner of the property upon which the violation was committed. Prosecution of or failure to prosecute the owner shall not be deemed to relieve any other responsible person.

D. As soon as a violation is determined, the Urban Forester shall notify the property owner in writing regarding the mitigation requirements of Section 20.42.100 of this code. Within thirty (30) days of the date of mailing of this notice, the property owner shall submit a tree cutting application in accordance with Section 20.42.060 and enter into a mitigation plan approved by the Urban Forester. The application fee will be $70.00.