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(A) Louisville Metro shall possess a lien on property owned by the person found by a non-appealable final order as defined by § 32.275, or by a final judgment of the court, to have committed a violation of a Louisville Metro ordinance. The lien shall be for all civil fines assessed for the violation and for all charges and fees incurred by Louisville Metro in connection with the enforcement of the ordinance, including abatement costs and administrative cost of 15% of the above. An affidavit of the Code Enforcement Officer shall constitute prima facie evidence of the amount of the lien and regularity of the proceedings pursuant to KRS 65.8801 to 65.8839.
(B) The lien shall be recorded in the office of the County Clerk. The lien shall be notice to all persons from the time of its recording and shall bear interest at 18% per annum until paid. The lien shall continue for ten years following the date of the non-appealable final order or final court judgment.
(C) Subject to § 32.290, the lien shall take precedence over all other liens, except state, county, school board, and Louisville Metro taxes, and may be enforced by judicial proceedings, including a foreclosure action.
(D) In addition to the remedy prescribed in subsection (A) of this section, the person found to have committed the violation shall be personally responsible for the amount of all civil fines assessed for the violation and for all charges, fees and abatement costs incurred by Louisville Metro in connection with the enforcement of the ordinance. Louisville Metro may bring a civil action against the person and shall have the same remedies as provided for the recovery of a debt.
(Lou. Metro Ord. No. 200-2016, approved 11-29-2016, effective 12-31-2016)