House Bill 422, an act relating to local code enforcement, was adopted by the 2016 Kentucky General Assembly and signed into law by Governor Matt Bevin.
The bill consolidates code enforcement provisions, including nuisance codes. The bill also extends lien priority provisions to all code enforcement violations code. Local governments have a right to a lien for fines, fees, and charges for violations of local code enforcement ordinances, which lien may be superior to those of prior lienholders. Local governments must implement a notification system to lienholders in order to obtain lien priority over previously filed liens. The lienholder has the right to abate the violation or pay all fines, fees, and charges for violations within 45 days of notice.
By signing up for this free electronic notification system, you will receive the Final Orders issued by the City of Glasgow Code Enforcement Board or City of Glasgow Code Officials. The electronic notifications will be sent out at least no less than once per week.
An alleged violator may appeal a final order issued by the Code Enforcement Board directly to District Court. An appeal from a final order of a Code Enforcement Board following a hearing may be made to the Barren County District Court within thirty (30) days of the date the order is issued.
If no appeal from a final order following a hearing is filed within the time period set above, the order shall be deemed final for all purposes.
The maximum civil fine that may be imposed if the person elects to contest the citation is double the civil fine. If the Code Enforcement Board enforces a per day fine the maximum civil fine is $6,000.00 ($100.00 per day for a maximum of 60 days.)