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(a) Any fine, other sanction or costs imposed by an administrative law officer's order that remain unpaid after the exhaustion of, or the failure to exhaust, judicial review procedures shall be a debt due and owing the city and, as such, may be collected in accordance with applicable law.
(b) After the expiration of the period in which judicial review may be sought, unless stayed by a court of competent jurisdiction, the findings, decision and order of an administrative law officer may be enforced in the same manner as a judgment entered by a court of competent jurisdiction.
(c) In any case in which a respondent fails to comply with an administrative law officer's order to correct a code violation or imposing a fine or other sanction as a result of a code violation, any expenses incurred by the city to enforce the administrative law officer's order, including but not limited to, attorney's fees, court costs and costs related to property demolition or foreclosure, after they are fixed by a court of competent jurisdiction or an administrative law officer shall be a debt due and owing the city. Prior to any expenses being fixed by an administrative law officer, the respondent shall be provided with notice that states that the respondent shall appear at a hearing before an administrative law officer to determine whether the respondent has failed to comply with the administrative law officer's order. The notice shall set the time for the hearing, which shall not be less than seven days from the date that notice is served. Notice shall be served by first class mail and the seven-day period shall begin to run on the date that the notice was deposited in the mail.
(d) Upon being recorded in the manner required by Article XII of the Code of Civil Procedure or by the Uniform Commercial Code, a lien shall be imposed on the real estate or personal estate, or both, of the respondent in the amount of a debt due and owing the city. The lien may be enforced in the same manner as a judgment lien pursuant to a judgment of a court of competent jurisdiction.
(e) Nothing in this section shall prevent the city from enforcing or seeking to enforce any order of an administrative law officer in any manner which is in accordance with applicable law.
(Added Coun. J. 4-29-98, p. 66564)