If the person fails to pay the amount due, the State Fire Marshal may either:
Bring an action for the recovery of the fee due; or
Initiate a contested case hearing according to the applicable provisions of ORS chapter 183.
Notwithstanding any provision of ORS chapter 183, nothing in subsection (2) of this section shall be considered to require the State Fire Marshal to conduct a contested case hearing as a prerequisite to bringing an action under subsection (2)(a) of this section. [1989 c.833 §125; 2017 c.278 §22]