Code of the District of Columbia

§ 42–3531.12. Assessment of expenses for emergency housing and relocation assistance.

(a)(1) The Chief shall submit a bill to the owner for the cost of providing emergency assistance or relocation assistance, including information on how the owner can pay the bill and, if the owner disputes the charge, how to contest the bill.

(2) The Chief may submit the bill to the owner by personal service or by sending it via first-class U.S. mail to the person who last appears as the owner of the real property on the tax roll on file with the Office of Tax and Revenue, to the last mailing address shown on the tax roll in accordance with § 42-405. The Chief may, by regulation, establish alternative methods of providing the bill to the owner.

(b) Within 30 calendar days after receipt of the bill, the owner shall:

(1) Pay the full amount of the bill; or

(2) Contest the bill and request a hearing to determine liability.

(c) If an owner fails to pay the full amount of the bill or to request a hearing within 30 days after receipt of the bill, the owner shall be liable for the full amount of the bill.

(d) For the purpose of this section, a mailed bill is presumed to have been received by the owner 7 calendar days after the date of mailing.