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Statutes > Pennsylvania > Title-3 > Chapter-51 > 5112

§ 5112. Civil penalties. In addition to any other remedy available at law or in equity for a violation of this chapter, the department may assess a civil penalty upon a person for a violation of this chapter. The department shall give notice to the person and shall provide an opportunity for a hearing. The hearing shall be conducted in accordance with Title 2 (relating to administrative law and procedure). The civil penalty assessed shall not exceed $2,500. The civil penalty shall be payable to the department and shall be collectible in any manner provided by law for the collection of debt. If any person liable to pay a civil penalty neglects or refuses to pay it after demand, the amount of the civil penalty, together with interest and any other costs that may accrue, shall be a lien in favor of the Commonwealth upon the real and personal property of the person after the lien has been entered and docketed of record by the prothonotary of the county where the property is situated. It is the duty of each prothonotary, upon receipt of the certified copy of the lien, to enter and docket the lien in the records of his office and to index the lien as judgments are indexed without requiring the payment of costs as a condition precedent to entry.