§ 8-26.  Notice.
   (a)   Whenever the code enforcement officer deems a public nuisance to exist pursuant to section 8-23, he shall issue a notice to the parties hereinafter stated, and such notice shall:
      (1)   Be in writing.
      (2)   Specify the public nuisance and its location.
      (3)   Request the public nuisance to be abated.
      (4)   Advise such party that he has ten (10) days to abate the nuisance or to make a written demand for a hearing before the code enforcement officer, or else the public nuisance will be removed and abated by the city.
   (b)   The notice shall be sent by registered mail, return receipt requested, to the last known address of the owner of the property whereon the nuisance is located, as it appears on the current tax assessment roll.  Where the owner of the property is not the occupant thereof, such notice shall be mailed also to the occupant.  The code enforcement officer shall coordinate his efforts to determine ownership of a junked motor vehicle or mobile home with the police department, and notice shall also be sent to the last registered and legal owner of record of the junked motor vehicle or mobile home, unless the owner or occupant of the premises whereon the nuisance is located, and unless identification numbers are not available to determine ownership of the vehicle or mobile home.  If the owner, or his address, of any junked motor vehicle or mobile home is not known or cannot be readily ascertained, the notice to him to abate, and of his right to a hearing, may be given by attaching such notice to the vehicle or mobile home, no less than ten (10) days before action is taken.  If the latter method ofservice is used, the code enforcement officer shall make an affidavit attesting to such facts.  Where a junked motor vehicle or mobile home is found to be upon any public property within the city, notice to the owner of the vehicle or mobile home is all that shall be required.  Where a junked appliance or other item declared to be nuisance under this article is found on public property, no notice shall be required.
(Code 1977, § 65.020(5)(a), (b); Ord. No. 1692, § 4, 11-28-05)