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(1) A local entity shall mail a notice of the civil penalty amount for which an individual is liable by first-class or certified mail within 14 days of the day after which a citation is issued under Section 78B-6-1603. The notice shall contain the following information:
(a) the name of the one or more individuals being held liable for the payment of the civil penalty;
(b) the address of the location where the underage drinking gathering occurs;
(c) the date and time of the response;
(d) the name of an emergency service provider who responds to the underage drinking gathering; and
(e) an itemized list of the response costs for which the one or more individuals are liable.
(2)(a) An individual liable under Section 78B-6-1603 shall remit payment of a civil penalty to the local entity that provides the notice required by Subsection (1) within 90 days of the date on which the notice is sent.
(b) Notwithstanding Subsection (2)(a), a local entity may:
(i) reduce the amount of a civil penalty; or
(ii) negotiate a payment schedule for a civil penalty.
(3)(a) A civil penalty imposed under this section may be appealed as provided in Section 78B-6-1606.
(b) Notwithstanding Subsection (4), the payment of a civil payment is stayed upon an appeal made pursuant to Section 78B-6-1606.
(4)(a) The amount of a civil penalty owed under this part is considered a debt owed to the local entity by the individual held liable under this part for an underage drinking gathering.
(b) After the notice required by Subsection (1), an individual owing a civil penalty is liable in a civil action brought in the name of the local entity for recovery of:
(i) the civil penalty; and
(ii) reasonable attorney fees.
Cite this article: FindLaw.com - Utah Code Title 78B. Judicial Code § 78B-6-1604. Collection of civil penalty - last updated May 05, 2022 | https://codes.findlaw.com/ut/title-78b-judicial-code/ut-code-sect-78b-6-1604/
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