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(A) If a Code Official determines that a prohibited condition or public nuisance as described herein exists, the Code Enforcement Officer shall so notify the record owner of the property where the condition exists and order that the owner cause the condition to be removed or corrected. Notices required by this section shall be provided in accordance with F.S. § 162.12, as it may be amended from time to time. Notice shall be deemed complete when personally delivered or mailed.
(B) The notice required by division (A) shall contain the following:
(1) The name and address of the owner of the property according to the records of the County Tax Collector for the most current year.
(2) The location of the property on which the violation exists.
(3) A statement by the Code Enforcement Officer that the property has been inspected pursuant to this subchapter and that a violation of this subchapter has been determined to exist on the property.
(4) A description of the condition which causes the property to be in violation of this subchapter.
(5) A requirement that the record owner of the property remedy, correct, or remove the violation within 10 days from the date of notice, or alternatively file application for a hearing on the issue of the existence of the alleged violation before the City Code Enforcement Board.
(C) In the event that the record owner fails to comply with the requirement to remedy, correct, or remove the violation within 10 days of notice, or fails to request a hearing on the issue of the violation before the City Code Enforcement Board, then and in that event, the city is hereby authorized to enter upon the said property, remedy, correct, or remove the violation, and assess the cost thereof together with an administrative charge of $100 against the property. That special assessment shall constitute a lien until paid, against the property and shall be recorded upon the public records of the county.
(D) If and in the event said lien shall be deemed by law to be unenforceable against said property by reason that said property shall constitute homestead property, then and in that event said violation shall be declared a public nuisance, and the city is hereby authorized without further action to commence appropriate proceedings in an appropriate court of the state to enjoin or otherwise terminate said nuisance.
(Ord. 370, passed 5-19-88; Am. Ord. 1331, passed 9-3-09; Am. Ord. 1409, passed 12-16-10; Am. Ord. 1467, passed 9-6-12; Am. Ord. 1494, passed 9-19-13)