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Revenue and Taxation Code - RTC


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

PART 6. TAX SALES [3351 - 3972]

  ( Part 6 enacted by Stats. 1939, Ch. 154. )

CHAPTER 1. Publication of Delinquent List and Notice of Sale [3351 - 3385]

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

ARTICLE 1. Generally [3351 - 3353]
  ( Article 1 enacted by Stats. 1939, Ch. 154. )


(a) Annually, on or before June 8, the tax collector shall publish a notice of impending default for failure to pay taxes on real property, except tax-defaulted property and possessory interests, the taxes, assessments, penalties, and costs on which will have not been fully paid by the close of business on June 30, or the next business day if June 30 falls on a Saturday, Sunday, or a legal holiday.

(b) If the tax collector sends reminder notices prior to the close of the fiscal year and annually sends a redemption notice of prior year due taxes, the notice required by subdivision (a) shall only include properties that have been tax-delinquent for three or more years and for which the latest reminder notice or redemption notice was returned to the tax collector as undeliverable.

(Amended by Stats. 2004, Ch. 407, Sec. 6. Effective January 1, 2005.)


The notice shall be in the form of an affidavit and shall show:

(a) That unless paid, the amount due shall be in default.

(b) The time at which the default will occur by operation of law.

(c) The fact that if tax defaulted, the real property may be redeemed by the payment of the amount of defaulted taxes together with such additional penalties and fees as prescribed by law, or that the real property may be redeemed under an installment plan of redemption.

(d) The fact that tax-defaulted real property will be subsequently sold in satisfaction of the tax lien unless that property is redeemed or an installment plan of redemption is initiated and maintained.

(e) The fact that a publication of a detailed listing of all real property which is tax defaulted will be initiated on or before September 8th, unless that property is sooner redeemed.

(Amended by Stats. 1984, Ch. 988, Sec. 11. Effective September 11, 1984.)


Publication shall be made pursuant to Section 6063 of the Government Code in the county. If no newspaper of general circulation is published in the county, the publication shall be made by posting in three public places in the county. The cost of publication shall be at no more than the rate fixed by the board of supervisors for other county advertising.

(Amended by Stats. 1967, Ch. 894.)

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