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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 5. Delinquency [26075 - 26138]

  ( Chapter 5 added by Stats. 1943, Ch. 372. )

ARTICLE 1. Date and Penalties for Delinquency [26075 - 26083]
  ( Article 1 added by Stats. 1943, Ch. 372. )

26075.
  

Unpaid assessments not payable in installments are delinquent at 5 p.m. on December 20th of the year in which they are levied.

(Amended by Stats. 1957, Ch. 995.)

26076.
  

Whenever assessments are payable in installments the first installment if unpaid is delinquent at 5 p.m. on December 20th of the year in which the assessment was levied, and the second installment if unpaid is delinquent at 5 p.m. on the following June 20th. The whole amount of completion assessments if unpaid shall become delinquent on December 20th notwithstanding that assessments in the district are payable in installments. If any of the dates of delinquency in this section or in Section 26075 fall on a Saturday, Sunday or a state holiday, the assessment due on that date becomes delinquent at 5 p.m. on the next business day.

(Amended by Stats. 1957, Ch. 995.)

26077.
  

The collector shall collect on delinquent assessments for the use of the district the following penalties:

(a) When assessments are not payable in installments, 5 per cent.

(b) When assessments are payable in installments:

(1) On the first installment, 10 per cent.

(2) On the second installment, 5 per cent.

(Added by Stats. 1943, Ch. 372.)

26078.
  

Upon the assessment, if not payable in installments, or the second installment of it, if payable in installments, becoming delinquent, the collector shall collect, in addition to the assessments due on the delinquent list and the penalties added, costs in the sum of five dollars ($5) on each parcel of land separately assessed, and may collect costs of publication of the list of delinquencies and notice as required by Section 26105.

(Amended by Stats. 1985, Ch. 771, Sec. 8.)

26079.
  

If any duty relating to the assessment, levy, and collection of assessments is performed subsequent to the latest time it should have been performed, the time within which all duties consequent upon the performance of the preceding duty are to be performed shall be extended to allow the elapsing of the intervals required to elapse between the performance of the duties, and assessments shall not become delinquent for at least 30 days after the first publication of notice that the assessments are due and payable.

(Added by Stats. 1943, Ch. 372.)

26080.
  

The assessment book, a copy of any portion of it certified by the collector, or the published list of delinquencies, showing unpaid assessments against any property is prima facie evidence of the assessment, the property assessed, the delinquency, the amount of assessments due and unpaid, and compliance with all forms of law relating to the assessment, equalization, and levy of the assessments.

(Added by Stats. 1943, Ch. 372.)

26081.
  

At any time after any assessment has become delinquent the board may direct the collector not to proceed with the sale of any delinquent property, but to bring suit against the delinquent in the proper court in the name of the district to enforce collection.

(Added by Stats. 1943, Ch. 372.)

26082.
  

The provisions of the Code of Civil Procedure relating to pleadings, proofs, and trials are applicable to proceedings to enforce collection of assessments.

(Added by Stats. 1943, Ch. 372.)

26083.
  

In a suit for assessments the district may recover the amount of the delinquent assessments, penalties, and costs of suit.

(Added by Stats. 1943, Ch. 372.)

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