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Revenue and Taxation Code - RTC

DIVISION 2. OTHER TAXES [6001 - 61050]

  ( Heading of Division 2 amended by Stats. 1968, Ch. 279. )


  ( Heading of Part 2 amended by Stats. 2006, Ch. 364, Sec. 1.5. )

CHAPTER 6. Collection of Tax [7851 - 7983]

  ( Chapter 6 added by Stats. 1941, Ch. 37. )

ARTICLE 2.5. Warrant for Collection of Tax [7881 - 7884]
  ( Article 2.5 added by Stats. 1959, Ch. 508. )


At any time within three years after any person is delinquent in the payment of any amount herein required to be paid or within 10 years after the last recording or filing of a notice of state tax lien under Section 7171 of the Government Code, the Controller or his authorized representative may issue a warrant for the enforcement of any liens and for the collection of any amount required to be paid to the state under this part.

(Amended by Stats. 1980, Ch. 600, Sec. 26.)


The warrant shall be directed to any sheriff or marshal and shall have the same force and effect as a writ of execution. The warrant shall be levied and sale made pursuant to it in the same manner and with the same force and effect as a levy of and sale pursuant to a writ of execution.

(Amended by Stats. 1996, Ch. 872, Sec. 143. Effective January 1, 1997.)


The Controller may pay or advance to the sheriff or marshal, the same fees, commissions, and expenses for his or her services as are provided by law for similar services pursuant to a writ of execution. The Controller, and not the court, shall approve the fees for publication in a newspaper.

(Amended by Stats. 1996, Ch. 872, Sec. 144. Effective January 1, 1997.)


The fees, commissions, and expenses are the obligation of the person required to pay any amount under this part and may be collected from him by virtue of the warrant or in any other manner provided in this part for the collection of the tax.

(Added by Stats. 1959, Ch. 508.)

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