§ 160.96  IN REM ACTION BY INSPECTOR; PLACARDING OF BUILDINGS.
   (A)   After failure of an owner of a dwelling or dwelling unit to comply with an order of the inspector issued pursuant to the provisions of this chapter, and upon adoption by the Town Board of Aldermen of an ordinance authorizing and directing him to do so, as provided by G.S. 160A-443(5) and prescribed herein, the inspector shall proceed to cause such dwelling or dwelling unit to be repaired, altered or improved to comply with the minimum standards of fitness established by this chapter, or to be vacated and closed and removed or demolished, as directed by the ordinance of the Town Board of Aldermen, and shall cause to be posted on the main entrance of such dwelling or dwelling unit a placard with the following words: "This building is unfit for human habitation; the use or occupation of this building for human habitation is prohibited and unlawful." Occupation of a building so posted shall constitute a misdemeanor.
   (B)   Each such ordinance shall be recorded in the office of the register of deeds in the county wherein the property is located, and shall be indexed in the name of the property owner in the grantor index as provided by G.S. 160A-443(5).
(Ord. 16-12, passed 11-15-16)