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SEC. 27-16.11.   MISCELLANEOUS NOTICE PROVISIONS.
   (a)   Any notice required by this article to be given to the owner, lienholder, or mortgagee of any structure must also be given to any occupant of the structure, if the subject of the notice involves the demolition, vacation, or reduction of occupancy load of the structure or the relocation or ineligibility for relocation expenses of the occupants. Notice required under this subsection must be given to the occupants either:
      (1)   in the same manner required by this article for notice to the owner, lienholder, or mortgagee of the structure; or
      (2)   by personal service, using the time and procedural requirements set forth in this article for notice to the owner, lienholder, or mortgagee of the structure.
   (b)   For purposes of this article, a requirement to use “best efforts” or “a diligent effort” is satisfied by a search of the following records:
      (1)   county real property records of the county in which the structure is located;
      (2)   appraisal district records of the appraisal district in which the structure is located;
      (3)   records of the secretary of state for the State of Texas;
      (4)   assumed name records of the county in which the structure is located;
      (5)   tax records of the city of Dallas; and
      (6)   utility records of the city of Dallas.
   (c)   If any notice, order, or other document is mailed by certified mail, return receipt requested, as required by this article, and is returned by the United States Postal Service as “refused” or “unclaimed,” the validity of the notice, order, or other document is not affected, and the notice, order, or other document will be deemed as delivered.
   (d)   If the city attorney requests a court to issue an order requiring demolition of a residential structure with no more than 3,000 square feet of floor area on a property subject to a predesignation moratorium or a structure in a historic overlay district, the city attorney shall comply with the requirements of Section 51A-4.501(i).  (Ord. Nos. 24457; 26455; 27922)