(A)   After the owner is given notice of the amount of the registration fee due, except for those owners that have properly perfected an appeal pursuant to § 153.07, and the owner fails to pay the amount due, said amount shall constitute a debt due and owing to the city and the city may commence a civil action to collect such unpaid debt.
   (B)   Lien, or liens, as used in this chapter shall arise whenever the fees and charges as described in this chapter are levied or imposed. The liens created in this chapter shall be subject to the provisions of relevant federal, state, or municipal law that control liens, legal processes related to liens, and remedies related to liens, or other laws that are related to liens.
   (C)   If an owner fails to pay the registration fee as assessed and the city begins the collection action to enforce its lien, then the city shall post the written notice on the property and send the written notice to the owner(s) by certified and regular mail.
   (D)   (1)   The city may take action to sell the subject property by means of forfeiture and the court ordered enforcement process to collect the debt owed the city. The city shall institute the process of forfeiture in any court of competent jurisdiction, with an aggrieved party having all available rights to appeal said court decision.
      (2)   Should the city take the steps necessary to sell the subject property, the city shall do so, subject to all liens and real and personal property taxes that are due.
      (3)   Purchasers of the subject property shall be similarly responsible for registration pursuant to this chapter in the same manner as the prior owner and must begin the registration process anew if said property remains vacant.
(Ord. 2022-06, passed 3-7-2022) Penalty, see § 153.99