Skip to code content (skip section selection)
Procedure to correct abatement and related administrative costs from persons creating, causing, committing or maintaining any nuisance created by graffiti or other inscribed material.
In addition, parents or legal guardians are jointly liable with the minor for costs associated with the abatement of graffiti due to the misconduct of their children.
(A) Graffiti abatement costs shall include, but not be limited to, court costs, attorney fees, costs of removal of the graffiti or other inscribed material, costs of repair and replacement of defaced property, the law enforcement costs incurred by the city in identifying and apprehending the minor or persons creating the graffiti.
(B) The expense of abatement of any nuisance resulting from graffiti or other inscribed material on the property of another by a minor may result in a lien against the property and a personal obligation of the parent or guardian of the minor.
(C) Notice to the minor and notice to the parent or guardian of the minor shall be made prior to the collection of abatement and related costs and prior to the recordation of a lien on a parcel of land owned by the parent or guardian, pursuant to the requirements of law as set forth in section 7-13-15 of this chapter. (Ord. 1561, 8-24-1999)