1405.10  TRANSFER OF OWNERSHIP.
   It shall be unlawful for the owner of any dwelling unit or structure who has received a compliance order or upon whom a notice of violation has been served to sell, transfer, mortgage, lease or otherwise dispose of such dwelling unit or structure to another until the provisions of the compliance order or notice of violation have been complied with, or until such owner shall first furnish the grantee, transferee, mortgagee or lessee a true copy of any compliance order or notice of violation issued by the Code Official and shall furnish to the Code Official a signed and notarized statement from the grantee, transferee, mortgagee or lessee, acknowledging the receipt of such compliance order or notice of violation and fully accepting the responsibility without condition for making the corrections or repairs required by such compliance order or notice of violation. Any fines or fees due the City as a result of enforcement actions of this property maintenance code shall be paid by the property owner prior to the transfer of ownership.  The City may file a lien against the subject property in order to collect any unpaid fees or penalties.
(Ord. 2012-34.  Passed 3-28-12.)