Section 45-4-200County license inspector; deputy license inspector.
(a) There are hereby created and established the offices of county license inspector and deputy license inspector in Bibb County.
(b) The license inspector, and any deputy license inspectors as may be authorized by the county governing body be appointed by the governing body, and shall serve at the pleasure of such appointing authority.
(c) The salary of the license inspector and any deputy license inspectors shall be in such sum as shall be approved by the governing body of the county and shall be payable in equal monthly installments out of the general fund of the county. The license inspector shall be a county officer. Any deputy license inspectors shall be county officers.
(d) The license inspector and any deputy license inspectors shall, before entering upon the duties of their offices, take the oath of office prescribed in the constitution, and shall enter into bond, which bond, shall be conditioned as other official bonds are conditioned and be in such penal sum and form as the governing body of the county may prescribe. The bond shall be approved by and be filed with the probate judge of the county and may be made by any surety company or companies authorized and qualified to do business in the State of Alabama. All premiums on the bond shall be payable out of the general fund of the county.
(e) The county governing body of such county shall furnish and equip suitable office space for the license inspector and any deputy license inspector, and shall furnish and supply all stationery, equipment, and supplies necessary for the conduct of such offices, except such stationery and supplies as the law requires the State Department of Revenue or the State Department of Finance to furnish license inspectors.
(f) All duties and authority imposed on or vested in license inspectors by Section 40-12-10, or by any other statute, are hereby imposed upon and vested in the office of the county license inspector and in the office of deputy county license inspector created by this section, and such license inspector and such deputy license inspectors shall perform such further duties as may be prescribed by the county governing body.
(g) Fees, commissions, and penalties due to license delinquencies shall be as provided by Section 40-12-10 or by any other statute; provided however, that in addition to all other penalty or fees for delinquency in payment of any license there shall be a delinquency fee in the penal sum of ten dollars ($10).
(h) All citations to delinquents shall be served by mail or otherwise, by any lawful officer, or by the county license inspector or his or her deputy who shall be allowed as a fee five dollars ($5) for each citation served, in lieu of any other fee provided by law for the service of such citations, to be taxed against the delinquent.
(i) No fee, commissions, or penalties shall be paid to any license inspector appointed under the provisions of Section 40-12-10. All fees, commissions, and penalties allowable to the county license inspector, or his or her deputy under any provision of law, or to any license inspector appointed under the provisions of law, or to any license inspector appointed under the provisions of Section 40-12-10, shall be paid into the general fund of the county for the use of the county.
(Act 88-605, p. 945, §§1-9.)