(a) A notice shall be signed by the clerk and shall:
(1) include the caption of the case;
(2) describe the substance of the complaint and the relief sought;
(3) state the latest date on which a response may be filed;
(4) state that the property shall be forfeited if a response is not filed on time;
(5) state that the owner of the property may have possession of the property pending
forfeiture by posting a bond as provided in § 12-208 of this title; and
(6) tell where to file a response and whom to contact for more information concerning
(b) Within 20 days after the filing of the complaint, the notice shall be:
(1) posted by the sheriff on the door of the courthouse where the action is pending
or on a bulletin board within the immediate vicinity of the door;
(2) posted by the sheriff in a conspicuous place on the land, if forfeiture of real
property is sought; and
(3) published at least once a week in each of 3 successive weeks in a newspaper of
general circulation published in the county in which the action is pending, unless
the property is a boat or motor vehicle.
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