13.08.200 – Lien - Claim by city - Notice to owner

  1. Charges for electricity shall be a lien upon the premises.  Whenever a bill for electric service remains unpaid ninety days after it has been rendered, the clerk may file with the county recorder of deeds of Kane County, a statement of lien claims.  This statement shall contain the legal description of the premises served, the amount of the unpaid bill, and a notice that the city claims a lien for this amount as well as for all charges for electricity served subsequent to the period covered by the bill.
  2. If the consumer of electricity whose bill is unpaid is not the owner of the premises, and the clerk has notice of this, then notice shall be mailed to the owner of the premises, if his address is known to the clerk, whenever such bill remains unpaid for a period of ninety days after it has been rendered.
  3. The failure of the clerk to record such lien claim or to mail such notice, or the failure of the owner to receive such notice, shall not affect the right to foreclose the lien for unpaid electric bills as mentioned in the Section 13.08.210.
(2017-M-14: § 3; 1965-48: § 3; Prior code: § 14.105(14))