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SEC. 27-16.14.   SERVICE OF AN ADMINISTRATIVE CITATION.
   (a)   An attempt must be made to personally serve an administrative citation by handing it to the person charged if the person is present at the time of service or by leaving the citation at the person's usual place of residence with any person residing at such residence who is 16 years of age or older and informing that person of the citation's contents.
   (b)   If an attempt to personally serve the citation fails, the administrative citation must then be served upon the person charged by posting the citation on either:
      (1)   the front door or front gate of the premises or property; or
      (2)   a placard staked to the yard of the premises or property in a location visible from a public street or alley.
   (c)   If service upon the person charged is by posting the citation on the premises or property, a copy of the citation must also be sent to the last known address of the person charged by regular United States mail. If the person charged is the owner of the premises or property, then the last known address of the person is that address kept by the appraisal district of the county in which is located the premises or property that is the subject of the citation, except that if the owner is a corporation or other legal entity, a copy of the citation may be mailed to the registered agent's address on file with the Texas Secretary of State.  If the person charged is the person in control of the premises or property, then the last known address of the person is the address of the premises or property.  (Ord. Nos. 25927; 30236)