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Revenue and Taxation Code - RTC

DIVISION 1. PROPERTY TAXATION [50 - 5911]

  ( Division 1 enacted by Stats. 1939, Ch. 154. )

PART 1. GENERAL PROVISIONS [101 - 198.1]

  ( Part 1 enacted by Stats. 1939, Ch. 154. )

CHAPTER 3. Limitation of Actions [175 - 177]
  ( Chapter 3 added by Stats. 1945, Ch. 1017. )

175.
  

All deeds heretofore and hereafter issued to any taxing agency, including taxing agencies which have their own system for the levying and collection of taxes, by reason of the delinquency of property taxes or assessments levied by any taxing agency or revenue district, shall be conclusively presumed to be valid unless held to be invalid in an appropriate proceeding in a court of competent jurisdiction to determine the validity of the deed commenced within one year after the execution of the deed, or within one year after the effective date of this section, whichever is later. These proceedings may be prosecuted within the time limits specified above in the manner and subject to the provisions of Sections 3618 to 3636, inclusive.

(Amended by Stats. 1988, Ch. 830, Sec. 5. Applicable July 1, 1989, by Sec. 31 of Ch. 830.)

177.
  

(a) A proceeding based on an alleged invalidity or irregularity of any deed heretofore or hereafter issued upon the sale of property by any taxing agency, including taxing agencies which have their own system for the levying and collection of taxes, in the enforcement of delinquent property taxes or assessments, or a proceeding based on an alleged invalidity or irregularity of any proceedings leading up to such deed, can only be commenced within one year after the date of recording of such deed in the county recorder’s office or within one year after June 1, 1954, whichever is later.

(b) A defense based on an alleged invalidity or irregularity of any deed heretofore or hereafter issued upon the sale of property by any taxing agency, including taxing agencies which have their own system for the levying and collection of taxes, in the enforcement of delinquent property taxes or assessments, or a defense based on an alleged invalidity or irregularity of any proceedings leading up to such deed, can only be maintained in a proceeding commenced within one year after the date of recording of such deed in the county recorder’s office or within one year after June 1, 1954, whichever is later.

(c) Sections 351 to 358, inclusive, of the Code of Civil Procedure do not apply to the time within which a proceeding may be brought under the provisions of this section.

(d) Nothing in this section shall operate to extend the time within which any proceeding based on the alleged invalidity or irregularity of any tax deed may be brought under any other section of this code.

(e) This section shall not apply to any deed issued by a taxing agency within five years from the time the property was sold to said taxing agency.

(Added by Stats. 1953, Ch. 1655.)

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