[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Woodridge as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Article I Designation of Agent for Service of Process
[Adopted 5-18-2015 by L.L. No. 7-2015]
As used in this article, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- ACTION or PROCEEDING
- Any action or proceeding which may be instituted by a Code Enforcement Officer in the Justice Court of the Village of Woodridge in connection with an alleged violation of any local laws of the Village of Woodridge.
- Any improved real property located within the Village of Woodridge which, in whole or in part, is non-owner occupied.
- A summons or any notice, mandate, appearance ticket or other paper or process issued under any provision of the Code of the Village of Woodridge.
- VILLAGE CLERK
- Either the Village Clerk or any Deputy Village Clerk of the Village of Woodridge.
Every owner of property, improved or vacant, located within the Village of Woodridge, except owners exempt under the provisions of Subsection C hereof, shall file:
A statement of designation, signed and verified in the office of the Village Clerk, setting forth the name and address, by street and number, within the Village of Woodridge of an agent upon whom process may be served in any action or proceeding which may be commenced or instituted against said owner; or
A designation, signed and verified, appointing the Village Clerk as the agent upon whom process against the owner may be served, and the post office address, within or without the Village of Woodridge, to which the Village Clerk may mail a copy of any process against such owner served upon the Village Clerk.
Whenever process is served upon the Village Clerk, she shall promptly mail by certified mail, addressed to the agent named in said designation at the address therein set forth, a true copy of said process.
Any property owner who either resides in the Village permanently (year round), is a business owner who physically manages the business property on a regular basis in the Village, or whose employment brings the owner into the Village on a regular basis is exempt from the provisions of this article.
Attached to such statement and designation shall be a certificate properly certified by the owner that he is the owner of the building or premises with respect to which such statement or designation is filed.
Every owner of a building located within the Village of Woodridge, except those owners who qualify for exemption under the provisions of § 301-2 above, shall post and keep posted, in a conspicuous place in a main public area in said building a notice, at least six inches by eight inches in size, setting forth:
Exception. In the event that a building is:
Any person, firm or corporation who or which violates, disobeys, neglects or refuses to comply with any of the terms of this article shall be guilty of a violation and shall be subject to a fine of not more than $5,000 or imprisonment not to exceed 15 days, or both. Each week a violation continues shall be deemed a separate offense.