(A)   Notice to person or persons responsible. Whenever the ordinance official determines that there has been a violation of this chapter or has grounds to believe that a violation has occurred, notice shall be given in the manner prescribed in divisions (B) and (C) of this section to the person or persons responsible for the violation as specified in this chapter.
   (B)   Form. Such notice prescribed in division (A) of this section shall be in accordance with all of the following:
      (1)   Be in writing;
      (2)   Include a description of the real estate sufficient for identification;
      (3)   Include a statement of the violation or violations and why the notice is being issued;
      (4)   Include a correction order allowing a reasonable time to make the repairs and improvements required to bring the dwelling unit or structure into compliance with the provisions of this chapter;
      (5)   Inform the property owner of the right to appeal;
      (6)   Include a statement of the right to file a lien in accordance with § 95.04(C); and
      (7)   Include notice that a motion for summary enforcement will be made to the District Court of Murray County unless corrective action is taken, or unless an answer is filed within the time specified by the ordinance official.
   (C)   Methods of service. Such notice shall be deemed to be properly served if a copy thereof is:
      (1)   Delivered personally or posted in a conspicuous place in or about the structure affected by such notice;
      (2)   Sent by certified or first-class mail addressed to the last known address; or
      (3)   If the notice is returned showing that the letter was not delivered, a copy thereof shall be placed in or about the structure affected by such notice.
   (D)   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 ordinance official and shall furnish to the ordinance 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.
(Ord. 336, passed 6-6-2016)  Penalty, see § 95.99