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Health and Safety Code - HSC

DIVISION 13. HOUSING [17000 - 19997]

  ( Division 13 enacted by Stats. 1939, Ch. 60. )
  

PART 1.5. REGULATION OF BUILDINGS USED FOR HUMAN HABITATION [17910 - 17998.3]

  ( Part 1.5 added by Stats. 1961, Ch. 1844. )
  

CHAPTER 5. Administration and Enforcement [17960 - 17992]

  ( Chapter 5 added by Stats. 1961, Ch. 1844. )
  

ARTICLE 3. Actions and Proceedings [17980 - 17992]
  ( Article 3 added by Stats. 1961, Ch. 1844. )

  
17985.  

(a)  Any enforcement agency which institutes an action or proceeding pursuant to this article shall record a notice of the pendency of the action or proceeding in the county recorder’s office of the county where the property affected by the action or proceeding is situated. The enforcement agency may charge the property owner for any cost involved in recording the notice. The enforcement agency shall reimburse the owner for any amount charged if the case is dismissed or if the defendant is found innocent. The notice shall be recorded at the time of the commencement of the action or proceeding. It has the same effect as the notice of pendency of action provided for in the Code of Civil Procedure.

(b)  The enforcement agency shall record a notice of final disposition of any action or proceeding in the county recorder’s office where the property affected by the action or proceeding was recorded immediately following final resolution of the action or proceeding.

(Amended by Stats. 1982, Ch. 1545, Sec. 3.)