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(A) A party shall possess a lien on property owned by the person found by a non-appealable final order of the Joint Board as defined in § 34.65, or by a final judgment of the court, to have committed a violation of the ordinance. The lien shall be for all fines assessed for the violation and for all charges and fees incurred in connection with the enforcement of the ordinance, including abatement costs. An affidavit of the Code Enforcement Officer shall constitute prima facie evidence of the amount of the lien and the regularity of the proceedings pursuant to KRS 65.8801 to KRS 65.8839.
(B) The lien shall be recorded in the office of the county clerk and shall be notice to all persons from the time of its recording, and shall bear interest at the rate of twelve percent (12%) per annum until paid. The lien shall take precedence over all other subsequent liens except state, county, school board, and city taxes, and may be enforced by judicial proceedings, including an action to foreclose. The lien shall continue for ten (10) years following the date of the non-appealable final order of the Joint Board or final judgment of the court.
(C) If a party complies with the procedures for notification of lienholders in KRS 65.8836, the lien shall take precedence over all other liens except state, county, school board, and city taxes.
(D) In addition to the remedies prescribed in divisions (A), (B) and (C) of this section, the person found to have committed the violation shall be personally responsible for the amount of the lien, including all fines assessed for the violation and for all charges, fees and abatement costs incurred in connection with the enforcement of the ordinance. A party may bring a civil action against the person and shall have the same remedies as provided for the recovery of a debt.
(Ord. 2017-17, passed 12-12-17)