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lish and set up in his office a fair table of his fees according to this chapter, within one month after the passage thereof, in some conspicuous place, for the inspection of all persons who have business in his office. If any such officer shall neglect or refuse so to do, he shall forfeit one hundred dollars.
Sec. 20. The fees allowed by this chapter shall be payable at the time the service is rendered ; and any officer, where it is not otherwise expressly provided by law, may refuse to perform any service in any action or proceeding in which there are any fees due to him (criminal proceedings excepted) from the person applying, unless such fees are paid, or secured to be paid.
Sec. 21. When by law any publication is authorized or required to be made by any officer, the costs of such publication shall be first tendered by the party, if demanded, before the officer shall be compelled to make publication.
SEC. 22. If any clerk, register of wills, marshal, justice of the peace, or constable, shall not have received the fees which may be due him for services rendered in any action or proceeding, he may have execution therefor, in his own name, against the party from whom they are due, to be issued from the court or by the justice before whom the action or proceeding is or was pending. The words " person” and “party,” in this section and the two preceding sections, shall not be construed to include the United States.
Sec. 23. Every officer, upon receiving any fees for any official duty or service, shall, if required by the person paying the same, make out in writing and deliver to such person a particular account of such fees, specifying for what they respectively accrued, and shall receipt the same; and if he refuse or neglect to do so, he shall be liable to the party paying the same for three times the amount so paid.
Sec. 24. The compensation in this chapter directed to be paid out of the United States treasury, shall be paid to the parties respectively by the marshal, and allowed in his accounts.
OF THAT PART OF WASHINGTON COUNTY WHICH LIES OUTSIDE THE
CORPORATE LIMITS OF WASHINGTON CITY AND GEORGETOWN.
SECTION 27. No private road to be made through a
garden, &c., unless with the owner's consent.
SECTION 1. Of whom and how the levy court is to 2.5 be composed. 3. Members of the levy court to take an
oath. 4. Levy court to be a body corporate, and
tu have certain powers. 5. Levy court may appoint agents to sell
real estate. 6. How process may be served on levy
court, and who may be competent
jurors and witnesses, &c. 7. Property of the county vested in levy
court. 8. Sessions of the levy court. 9. Compensation of members of the levy
court. 10. Levy court to have a seal. 11. Levy court may appoint officers, agents,
36. A full and particular account of property
to be rendered by every person, and
sworn to when required. 37. Assessors to inform themselves of pro
perty subject to assessment, ard return
its cash value. 38. Levy court to hear appeals, or appoint a
board for that purpose. 39. All property not exempted subject to
assessment. 40. Whal property to be exempt from as
sessment and taxation. 41.) 42.
How property shall be assessed and re43.
turned. 44. 45. 46. Levy court may lay and collect a tax,
Power of levy court as to public roads. 13. 14. 15. 16. Proceedings when a public road is to be 17.
laid out, 18. 19. 20. Cultivated field not to be taken until the
crop be removed. 21. Levy court may establish public land
ings. 22. Levy court may make regulations re
specting roads, and annex penalties. 23. Levy court to keep roads in repair, and
to be responsible for damages suffered.
24. 25. 26.
Proceedings npon an application for a
48. Collector of taxes to take an oath and
give a bond.
SECTION 49. Collector may appoint deputies, and shall be liable for their acts.
84. County treasurer to take an oath and 50. Clerk to make out and deliver a tax list.
give bond. 51. , Collector may distrain and sell for taxes 85
Duties of the treasurer. 52.
personal property, subject to certain 86. 53. regulations.
37. Treasurer's books and office subject to 54. Real estate not to be sold where there is inspection. sufficient personal property.
88. Treasurer shall make an annual settle55. When tenant pays taxes, he may re- ment with levy court, and shall deliver
cover the same with damages, or retain public money, &c., to his successor.
it from the rent. 56.
89. No tavern to be kept without a license. 57. Proceedings where taxes are not paid 90. When such license shall not be granted. 58. on real estate and sale is made for
91. What shall be paid for such license. 59. taxes.
92. A bond shall be required. 60.
93. Proceedings when the bond is broken. 61. Who may redeem, and under what reg- 94. Penalty upon tavern keepers for permit62 s ulations.
ting or doing certain things. 63. Collector shall enter tax sales in a book.
95. License to be granted only to the master 64. Collector shall give to purchaser a cer
of the house. tificate.
96. Penalty for keeping a tavern, or selling 65. An owner of an undivided part may re
intoxicating liquors, without license. deem.
97. When licenses to expire. 66. If property be not redeemed, the collec
98. Lovy court may license hawkers and tor to make a deed.
pedlars. 67. The collector not to make a deed, if he
99. Levy court may license keepers of bilfinds out the sale to be invalid.
liard tables. 68. Sale not to be invalid if not assessed to
100. Levy court my license keepers of ball rightful owner.
alleys. 69. The collector may adjourn sale from day 101. Levy court may license auctioneers. to day.
102. Levy court may license shows, &c. 70. Duties of collector on the conveyance
PUBLIC SCHOOLS. 71. or redemption of real estate.
103. School districts to be laid off. 72.
104. School commissioner to be appointed for 73. Tax to constitute a lien.
each district. 74. Expenses shall be considered as legal | 105. The school commissioners to be a corcharges.
poration. 75. What shall be the fees of collector.
106. Powers of the board of school commis76.
Regulations respecting the returns of sioners. 77. 78. collectors.
107. School commissioners to deliver their
records to their successors. 79. The collector may call in assistance when
108. School commissioners to take an oath. resisted.
109. School commissioners may be removed 80. The collector to return surplus to owner.
for neglect of duty, &c. 81. The collector may complete his collec
110. Levy court may lay and collect a special tions, notwithstanding the expiration
school tax. of his term. 82. If collector die, the levy court appoint a
111. Levy court shall provide records for the suitable person to complete his col
orphans' court. lections.
112. Levy court may punish contempts. 83. No goods shall be distrained for taxes
113. This chapter not to relate to Washing, which are exempt by law from execu
ton City or Georgetown. tion.
114. Levy court may fix election districts,
and appoint judges.
LEVY COURT. Section 1. The board of commissioners, or levy court of Washington county, shall be composed of eleven members, to be designated by the President from among the justices of the peace of said county, annually, on the first Monday of May, or as soon thereafter as may be. If a vacancy happen, the President shall proceed to fill it by a selection as aforesaid. The present members of the levy court shall continue to held their offices, according to the tenure of their commissions.
Sec. 2. Two members of the levy court shall be selected from that part of Washington county which lies eastward of Rock creek, and outside the limits of Washington City; two from that part of said county which lies westward of Rock creek, and outside the limits of Georgetown; three from Georgetown, and four from Washington City. A majority of the members shall constitute a quorum to do business.
Sec. 3. Every person appointed as a member of the levy court shall, on receiving his commission, take an oath faithfully to discharge the duties of his office; which being certified on the back of such commission, under the hand and seal of any judge or justice of the peace administering the same, shall be sufficient authority for such person to act as a member of said levy court for and during the time for which he may be appointed.
Sec. 4. The levy court shall be considered a body corporate and politic, by the name and style of “The Levy Court of the County of Washington,” and as such, and in such name, may sue and be sued; may purchase and hold for the public use of said county, lands lying within its limits, and any personal estate; and may make all necessary contracts, and do all other necessary acts in relation to the property and concerns of said county.
Sec. 5. The levy court may, by their order of record, appoint agents to sell any real estate belonging to the said county of Washington; and all deeds made in behalf of the inhabitants of such county, by such agents, under their proper hands and seals, and duly acknowledged and recorded, shall be sufficient to convey all the right, title, and interest which said county may then have to such land so conveyed.
Sec. 6. When any action shall be commenced against the county of Washington, it shall be sufficient if service of the process be made
upon the clerk of the levy court. The inhabitants of such county shall be competent jurors or witnesses, if otherwise competent or qualified according to law.
Sec. 7. All the property of every kind belonging to said county shall be vested in the said levy court.
Sec. 8. The levy court shall hold its sessions on the first Monday of each month, and at such other times as the said court may order. Special sessions may be called by the clerk of said court, upon the written order of four members.
Sec. 9. The members of the levy court shall each receive two dollars for every day's attendance upon said court, to be paid out of the funds of the said county.
Sec. 10. The levy court shall have and use a seal for the purpose of sealing their proceedings; and copies of the same, when signed and sealed by the said court, and attested by their clerk, shall be good evidence of such proceedings in the trial of any cause in any court of this District.
Sec. 11. The levy court shall have power to appoint a clerk, treasurer, assessors, collector of taxes, supervisors of roads, overseers of the poor, and such other officers and agents as may be necessary; may fix their term of office, may assign them such duties, require of them such security, and allow them such compensation for their services, respectively, as the said court may think proper.
Sec. 12. The levy court shall have power to lay out, alter, repair, and regulate the public roads and highways within said county.
Sec. 13. No road shall be made to exceed one hundred feet in breadth, nor shall it pass through any building, garden, or yard, without the consent of the owner of the same.
Sec. 14. Reasonable compensation, if required by the owner, shall be made for any land marked and laid out for a public road, to be fixed as follows: The levy court, having first caused to be laid out und marked by the surveyor of the county the proposed road, shall give six weeks' public notice thereof by advertisement, and proper personal notice to the resident owners of the land through which the proposed road may run. If any owner of the land, through which the road may have been laid out, shall require compensation therefor, he shall, within two weeks after the expiration of the said six weeks, apply to the levy court, or to the clerk thereof, for such compensa