[HISTORY: Adopted by the County Council of Dorchester County 6-8-2004 by Bill No. 2004-4. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Taxation — See Ch. 144.
In any instance in which an owner of property is deemed to be responsible for the cost of an abatement of an offense, or subject to a municipal infraction, or in any instance subject to the payment of any money whatsoever for violation of any of the sections contained in this Code, or for any amount owed to the County for any administrative purpose which is due and payable by said property owner, said amount shall be collectable in the same manner as real estate taxes, and said amount shall be a first lien against any property owned by said property owner until paid.
In any instance in which an owner of property is deemed to be responsible for water and sewer bills or costs in which the County has provided or in which the County is responsible to pay, such costs shall be first liens on any land of the owner, the same as County real estate taxes, and may be collected in the same manner as County real estate taxes are collected or collected by an action at law against the owner.
In any instance where a lien arises in favor of the County and such lien is attributable to a specific parcel of land of the owner, then the lien provided for by this chapter shall be added to the County real estate tax bill for the specific property and collected the same as County real estate taxes are collected.