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Revenue and Taxation Code - RTC

DIVISION 2. OTHER TAXES [6001 - 61045]

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

PART 3. USE FUEL TAX [8601 - 9355]

  ( Part 3 added by Stats. 1941, Ch. 38. )

CHAPTER 5. Collection of Tax [8951 - 9035]

  ( Chapter 5 added by Stats. 1941, Ch. 38. )

ARTICLE 4. Seizure and Sale [9011 - 9014]
  ( Article 4 added by Stats. 1941, Ch. 38. )

9011.
  

Whenever any user is delinquent in the payment of the obligations imposed under this part, the board or its authorized representative may collect the amount due in the following manner: The board may seize any property, real or personal, subject to the lien of the tax and thereafter sell the property, or a sufficient part of it, at public auction to pay the tax due together with any interest and penalties imposed for the delinquency and any cost incurred on account of the seizure and sale.

(Amended by Stats. 1957, Ch. 2129.)

9012.
  

Notice of the sale and the time and place thereof shall be given in writing to the delinquent user and to all persons who have an interest of record in the property seized at least 20 days before the date set for the sale. The notice shall be personally served or enclosed in an envelope addressed to the user or other person at his or her last known residence or place of business in this state. If not personally served, the notice shall be deposited in the United States mail, postage prepaid. The notice shall be published pursuant to Section 6063 of the Government Code, in a newspaper of general circulation published in the city in which the property or a part thereof is situated if any part thereof is situated in a city or, if not, in a newspaper of general circulation published in the county in which the property or a part thereof is located. Notice shall also be posted in both of the following manners:

(a) One public place in the city in which the interest in property is to be sold if it is to be sold in a city or, if not to be sold in a city, one public place in the county in which the interest in the property is to be sold.

(b) One conspicuous place on the property.

The notice shall contain a description of the property to be sold, a statement of the amount due, including tax, penalties, interest, and costs, the name of the user, and the further statement that unless the amount is paid on or before the time fixed in the notice of sale, the property, or so much of it as may be necessary, will be sold in accordance with law and the notice.

(Amended by Stats. 1990, Ch. 1528, Sec. 10.)

9012.5.
  

The board may seize any motor vehicle subject to the lien of the tax and thereafter sell the vehicle at private sale to pay the tax due, together with any interest and penalties imposed for the delinquency and any cost incurred on account of the seizure and sale.

(Added by Stats. 1957, Ch. 2129.)

9012.6.
  

Notice of the sale shall be given in writing to the delinquent user and to all persons appearing of record to have an interest in the motor vehicle at least 10 days before the date set for the sale of the vehicle. The notice shall be enclosed in an envelope addressed to the user at his last known residence or place of business and, in the case of any person appearing of record to have an interest in the motor vehicle, addressed to the person at his last known residence or place of business. It shall be deposited in the United States mail, postage prepaid. The notice shall contain a description of the motor vehicle to be sold, a statement of the amount due, interest, penalties and costs, the name of the user, and the further statement that unless the tax due, interest, penalties and costs are paid within 10 days the motor vehicle will be sold at private sale.

(Added by Stats. 1957, Ch. 2129.)

9013.
  

At any sale the board or its authorized agent shall sell the property in accordance with the law and the notice and shall deliver to the purchaser a bill of sale for the personal property and a deed for any real property sold. The bill of sale or deed vests title in the purchaser. The unsold portion of any property seized may be left at the place of sale at the risk of the user.

(Amended by Stats. 1957, Ch. 2129.)

9014.
  

If upon any sale the moneys received exceed the amount due to the state from the user, the board shall return the excess to the user and obtain his or her receipt. If any person having an interest in or lien upon the property files with the board prior to the sale notice of his or her interest or lien, the board shall withhold payment of any excess pending a determination of the rights of the respective parties thereto by a court of competent jurisdiction. If for any reason the receipt of the user is not available, the board shall deposit the excess moneys with the Controller, as trustee for the user, subject to the order of the user, his or her heirs, successors, or assigns.

(Amended by Stats. 1996, Ch. 860, Sec. 16. Effective January 1, 1997.)

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