§ 23-19.2-6. Removal of refuse, solid waste, or filth.
If the owner or occupant fails to comply with the order, the city or town council may cause the nuisance, source of filth, refuse, solid waste, or filth to be removed; and all expenses incurred by the city or town shall be paid by the owner, occupant, or other person who caused or permitted the refuse, solid waste, or filth to be recovered in an action brought in the name of the city or town. Any expenses not paid within thirty (30) days after notice is served in accordance with § 23-19.2-5 shall be a lien against the real property. The lien shall be recorded with the records of land evidence of the municipality, and the lien shall incur legal interest from the date of recording. The cost incurred by the city or town, plus the interest shall be added to the amount of taxes due on said real estate, if any. The tax collector of the city or town shall have the same powers and shall be subject to the same duties with respect to this claim as in the case of the annual taxes upon real estate, and the provisions of law relative to the collection of any annual taxes, the sale or taking of land for the nonpayment of these taxes and the redemption of this sold and taken land shall apply to this claim.
(G.L. 1896, ch. 91, § 3; G.L. 1909, ch. 107, § 3; G.L. 1923, ch. 119, § 3; G.L. 1938, ch. 601, § 3; G.L. 1956, § 23-19-6; P.L. 1967, ch. 116, § 1; P.L. 1979, ch. 39, § 1; G.L. 1956, § 23-19.2-6; P.L. 1985, ch. 57, § 1; P.L. 1997, ch. 321, § 1.)