§ 23-19.2-5. Service of notice to remove refuse, solid waste, overgrowth or filth.
(a) The notice shall be in writing signed by the city or town clerk or designee and served upon the owner or occupant in accordance with subdivision (1) or (2) as follows:
(1) The notice shall be served upon:
(i) An individual by delivering a copy of the notice to him or her personally or by leaving copies of the notice at his or her dwelling house or usual place of abode with some person of suitable age and discretion residing there or by delivering a copy of the notice to an agent authorized by appointment or by law to receive this notice;
(ii) Upon a person for whom a guardian or conservator has been appointed by serving copies of the notice upon this guardian or conservator;
(iii) Upon a public or private corporation, domestic or foreign, by delivering a copy of the notice to an officer, a managing or general agent, or by leaving a copy of the notice at the office of the corporation with a person employed there, or by delivering a copy of the notice to an agent authorized by appointment or by law to receive service of process.
(2) Notice shall be served by mailing a copy of the notice to the individual or corporation by regular and registered or certified mail, return receipt requested, or by any other method ordered by the court to give this individual or corporation notice of the action and sufficient time to prepare any defense.
(b) If two (2) notices of violation are unanswered, then the municipal court judge has discretion to hold the violator in default for any fine imposed.
(G.L. 1896, ch. 91, § 2; G.L. 1909, ch. 107, § 2; G.L. 1923, ch. 119, § 2; G.L. 1938, ch. 601, § 2; G.L. 1956, § 23-19-5; P.L. 1967, ch. 116, § 1; P.L. 1979, ch. 39, § 1; G.L. 1956, § 23-19.2-5; P.L. 1985, ch. 57, § 1; P.L. 1997, ch. 232, § 1.)