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  ( Division 11 added by Stats. 1943, Ch. 372. )

PART 10. ASSESSMENTS [25500 - 26677]

  ( Part 10 added by Stats. 1943, Ch. 372. )

CHAPTER 6. Redemption and Its Termination [26225 - 26326]

  ( Chapter 6 added by Stats. 1943, Ch. 372. )

ARTICLE 3. Deed on Termination of Redemption [26275 - 26280]
  ( Article 3 added by Stats. 1943, Ch. 372. )


If property sold for delinquent assessments has not been redeemed and five years have elapsed from the date of its sale, at least 30 days prior to the end of the redemption period the collector shall mail a notice specifying the date of sale and advising that, unless redeemed, a collector’s deed will be issued to the property at any time after five years from the date of sale has elapsed. The notice shall be sent by certified mail to the last assessee of the property addressed to his last address shown on the assessment roll. Five years after the date of sale, and 30 days after mailing of the notice, the collector, upon demand, shall deliver a collector’s deed to the property to the district or to the assignee holding the certificate of sale.

(Amended by Stats. 1969, Ch. 1346.)


Collector’s deeds shall contain all of the following:

(a) Date of the sale.

(b) Statement that no person redeemed the property during the time allowed for its redemption.

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


The deed made by the collector may be in substantially the following form, the blanks being filled to show the facts in each case:

Collector’s Deed

____ Irrigation District

On the ____ day of _____, 19__, the collector of _____ Irrigation District sold to _____ Irrigation District for a delinquent assessment real property situated within the district and in the County of _____, State of California, described as follows:

(Insert description.)

No person has redeemed the property from the sale and the purchaser has demanded a deed to the property.

Wherefore, I, the collector of _____ Irrigation District, grant to _____ all of the real property aforesaid.

Witness my hand and the seal of the district this ____ day of _____, 19__.

(District Seal.)
_____ Collector of ______ Irrigation District

(Amended by Stats. 1968, Ch. 780.)


If a collector’s deed is demanded by an assignee of a certificate of sale, the form of deed shall be amended by striking out the words “the purchaser” and inserting in lieu thereof substantially the following: “____ to whom the certificate of sale has been assigned.”

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


In case partial redemption has been made, the form of the collector’s deed shall be modified to conform to the facts.

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


The collector shall receive from the purchaser for the use of the district two dollars ($2.00) for making the deed except when the deed is to the district.

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

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