Sec. 5. (a) A rate or charge is not enforceable as a lien against a subsequent owner of property unless the misdemeanor for the rate or charge was recorded with the county recorder before the conveyance to the subsequent owner.
(b) If the property is conveyed before the lien can be filed, the officer of the district who is charged with the collection of the rate or charge shall notify the person who owned the property at the time the fee became payable. The notice must inform the person that payment, including penalty fees for delinquencies, is due not less than fifteen (15) days after the date of the notice. If payment is not received within one hundred eighty (180) days after the date of the notice, the amount due may be expensed as a bad debt loss. As added by P.L.161-2002, SEC.2 and P.L.172-2002, SEC.7.