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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 3.5. Redemption After Collector’s Deed [26290- 26290.]
  ( Article 3.5 added by Stats. 1968, Ch. 780. )


(a) If a collector’s deed for property sold for delinquent assessments, or one installment of a delinquent assessment, has been delivered to the district, the district shall not sell or otherwise dispose of the property except as provided in this section.

(b) The district may sell the property, in which case it shall sell the property at a public auction upon having first given notice to the assessee by certified mail with return receipt requested and notice of the sale as prescribed by Sections 3701, 3702, and 3704 of the Revenue and Taxation Code.

(c) If the property is to be sold and is not redeemed before the first bid is received on the property, the district shall sell the property at public auction to the highest bidder at the time and place fixed.

(d) The board may establish a minimum sale price for the property which includes all of the following amounts:

(1) The amount of the sale described on each certificate of sale outstanding.

(2) The amount of a penalty on each certificate of sale outstanding that equals the adjusted annual rate established by the Franchise Tax Board, as provided in Section 19521 of the Revenue and Taxation Code, divided by 12 per month from the date of sale until sale at public auction.

(3) An amount that equals the amount for each year of escaped assessment. The assessor shall establish the assessment value for the land for each year of escaped assessment and the collector shall apply the rate fixed in that year to determine the amount of the escaped assessment.

(4) The costs incurred in connection with recording the certificate of sale .

(5) The costs of publication of notice incurred in connection with the delinquency.

(6) The costs incurred in connection with the preparation for a proposed sale of the property, except that a district board may waive some or all of these costs if it determines that the circumstances support the waiver.

(e) At any time after the delivery of the collector’s deed, and before the property is sold, the board may determine by resolution that the property is not to be sold, thereby terminating the right to redemption, but at least 30 days before the adoption of such a resolution the district shall give notice to the assessee, with return receipt requested, of the time, date, and place of the meeting at which the resolution will be considered and state that the property may be redeemed at any time before the adoption of the resolution.

(Amended by Stats. 1996, Ch. 144, Sec. 2. Effective January 1, 1997.)

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