2017 Hawaii Revised Statutes
TITLE 10. PUBLIC SAFETY AND INTERNAL SECURITY
132. Fire Protection
132-7 Duty of owner to remove fire hazard; expense; lien.
§132-7 Duty of owner to remove fire hazard; expense; lien. If the owner or occupant, to whom the order is directed, fails to comply with the order, or with the order as modified on appeal, and within the time therein fixed, then the county fire chief may cause the buildings, structures, or premises to be repaired, torn down, demolished, materials removed, and all dangerous conditions remedied, as the case may be, at the expense of the owner or occupant, and, if the owner or occupant within thirty days thereafter fails, neglects, or refuses to pay the county fire chief the expense incurred thereby by the fire chief, the county shall have a prior lien for the expense on the real estate on which the buildings or structures were located, or on the premises involved, by the filing of a notice of lien in the bureau of conveyances or in the office of the assistant registrar of the land court, or both, as appropriate. [L 1917, c 115, pt of §49; RL 1925, pt of §3463; RL 1935, pt of §6839; am L 1939, c 239, §1(12); RL 1945, §8532; RL 1955, §184-8; HRS §132-8; am and ren L 1978, c 241, §2(8); gen ch 1985; am L 1998, c 219, §3]