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DIVISION 11. IRRIGATION DISTRICTS [20500 - 29978]

  ( Division 11 added by Stats. 1943, Ch. 372. )

PART 10. ASSESSMENTS [25500 - 26677]

  ( Part 10 added by Stats. 1943, Ch. 372. )

CHAPTER 8. Alternative Procedure for Assessment and Collection by County [26600 - 26658]

  ( Chapter 8 added by Stats. 1957, Ch. 1938. )

ARTICLE 1. General Provisions [26600 - 26606]
  ( Article 1 added by Stats. 1957, Ch. 1938. )

26600.
  

The procedure provided by this chapter shall be optional with any district electing as herein provided to proceed hereinunder and shall be an alternate procedure to that set forth in Chapters 1 to 7, inclusive, of this part.

(Amended by Stats. 1967, Ch. 35.)

26601.
  

At its option, the board of directors of a district may adopt a resolution declaring its intention to dispense with either the office of assessor or both the offices of assessor and collector of the district, and to transfer the duties of either the assessor or of both such officers to the assessor or to the assessor and tax collector of the county or counties in which the lands within such districts are located. Such resolution shall specify whether, under the proposed procedure, lands subject to sale for unpaid assessments shall be sold to the district or be declared tax-defaulted for nonpayment of the taxes.

(Amended by Stats. 1986, Ch. 1420, Sec. 27.)

26601.1.
  

(a) At its option, the board of directors of the Madera Irrigation District may adopt a resolution declaring its intention to dispense with either the office of the assessor or the office of the collector of the district. Such resolution shall specify either or both of the following:

(1) The county assessor is to assess all lands in the district in accordance with Section 401 of the Revenue and Taxation Code as of 12:01 a.m. on the first day of March of that year, and the assessor is to deliver a roll of all such assessments to the clerk of the district.

(2) The county collector is to collect the district’s annual assessment levy in the manner prescribed in Article 3 (commencing with Section 26650) of this chapter.

(b) Such resolution shall specify whether, under the proposed procedure, lands subject to sale for unpaid assessments shall be sold to the district or sold to the state.

(Added by Stats. 1976, Ch. 944.)

26602.
  

Certified copies of such resolution shall be served on the clerk of the board of supervisors and on the auditor, assessor and collector of the county or counties in which the lands within the district are located and shall be filed with the State Board of Equalization.

(Amended by Stats. 1969, Ch. 63.)

26603.
  

Within 30 days of the receipt of such resolution, the board of supervisors shall adopt a resolution advising the district of the charges to be made for the services to be performed by the county. If the board of directors elects to accept the terms offered by the county, it shall adopt a resolution reciting its acceptance, dispensing with the office of district assessor or with both the offices of district assessor and district collector, and transferring their duties to the assessor or to the assessor and tax collector of the county or counties in which the lands within the district are located. Such resolution shall specify whether, under the agreed upon procedure, lands subject to sale for unpaid assessments shall be sold to the district or be declared tax-defaulted for the nonpayment of those assessments.

(Amended by Stats. 1986, Ch. 1420, Sec. 28.)

26604.
  

The acceptance of the county’s terms by the district as evidenced by the board’s resolution shall constitute a contract between the county and the district which shall become effective on the last Friday of December next following its adoption and which shall continue for a term of four years from its effective date. The contract shall be automatically renewed for successive four-year terms unless terminated by either the district or the county by the adoption of a resolution and its service on either the clerk of the board of supervisors by the district, or on the secretary of the district by the county, at least 90 days prior to the expiration of the then current term of the contract.

(Amended by Stats. 1965, Ch. 2019.)

26604.5.
  

The district shall comply with the provisions of Chapter 8 (commencing with Section 54900) of Part 1, Division 2, Title 5 of the Government Code. The statement and map or plat shall also set forth the boundaries of any portion of the district in which a rate of taxation is to be levied which is different from the rate to be levied in any other portion of the district.

(Amended by Stats. 1970, Ch. 955.)

26604.6.
  

The board of supervisors may require in the contract that upon the effective date of the contract, the district officers shall continue to perform all the duties relative to the collection of district assessments, including delinquent assessments, levied prior to the effective date of the contract, the enforcement of their payment, and the sale of property for nonpayment and redemption from sale pursuant to the laws in force in the district at such effective date.

(Added by Stats. 1970, Ch. 955.)

26605.
  

Upon termination of the contract, the board of directors of the district shall appoint an assessor, or both an assessor and collector, who shall serve until the election of their successor at the next general district election.

(Added by Stats. 1957, Ch. 1938.)

26606.
  

After termination of the contract, the county officers shall continue with the collection of district assessments on the county rolls and with the redemption or deeding of property subject to delinquent district assessments on county rolls until all such assessments have been collected or all such property has been either redeemed or tax-defaulted for unpaid assessments.

(Amended by Stats. 1986, Ch. 1420, Sec. 29.)

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