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DIVISION 15. RECLAMATION DISTRICTS [50000 - 53901]

  ( Division 15 added by Stats. 1951, Ch. 336. )

PART 7. ASSESSMENTS [51200 - 51894]

  ( Part 7 added by Stats. 1951, Ch. 336. )

CHAPTER 5. Unredeemed Property [51660 - 51757]

  ( Chapter 5 added by Stats. 1951, Ch. 336. )

ARTICLE 2. Sale After One Year After Expiration of Redemption Period [51680 - 51699]
  ( Article 2 added by Stats. 1951, Ch. 336. )

51680.
  

After one year from the expiration of the period of redemption of any parcel sold to the county treasurer at a delinquency sale as trustee for the district, the county treasurer, when directed by the board, shall sell all or any part of any parcel remaining unsold to the highest bidder for cash at the front door of the courthouse of the principal county.

(Added by Stats. 1951, Ch. 336.)

51681.
  

Parcels purchased at delinquent sale by the county treasurer as trustee for the district shall be offered for sale within three years from the expiration of the redemption period, or before October 1, 1951, whichever period is greater, in parcels of such number of acres as the board may determine will be most desirable for purposes of assuring the sale thereof.

However, such parcels may be retained by the county treasurer as trustee for the district beyond such time so long as the district annually, with respect to such parcels, pays to the county in which such parcels are situated an amount equivalent to taxes levied by such county on similar parcels similarly situated in the county in the same manner as provided in the Revenue and Taxation Code for secured property tax payments.

(Amended by Stats. 1955, Ch. 89.)

51682.
  

Notice describing the parcel to be sold and stating the time and place of the sale shall be published once a week for two successive weeks in some newspaper published in the county in which the parcel to be sold, or some portion thereof, is situated.

(Added by Stats. 1951, Ch. 336.)

51683.
  

It shall be sufficient to describe the parcel to be sold in the notice by reference number as set forth in the assessment lists to which reference is made, by the date and time of filing for further particulars.

(Added by Stats. 1951, Ch. 336.)

51684.
  

One or more parcels may be included in the same notice and sold severally at the time and place set forth in the notice.

(Added by Stats. 1951, Ch. 336.)

51685.
  

Prior to the sale of any parcel, the county treasurer shall cause its fair market value to be ascertained by an appraisal made by a board of appraisement.

(Added by Stats. 1951, Ch. 336.)

51685.5.
  

If the total amount of land to be sold at any one sale consists of no more than 50 acres, the board of trustees shall act as the board of appraisement and in such case the provisions of Sections 51685, 51687, 51688, 51689, and 51690 are not applicable.

(Added by Stats. 1951, Ch. 1247.)

51686.
  

If the total amount of land to be sold at any one sale consists of more than 50 acres, the board of appraisement shall consist of:

(a) One member who is an officer or an authorized appraiser of a banking corporation formed under the laws of this State, or the manager of a branch bank of such banking corporation, or an officer or cashier of a national banking association, having a place of business in the county in which the parcel or some portion thereof is situated.

(b) One member who is an inheritance tax appraiser of the county in which the parcel is located.

(c) One member, a disinterested person, who is a licensed real estate broker, selected by the two other members of the board.

(Amended by Stats. 1951, Ch. 1247.)

51687.
  

If no such banking corporation or national banking association has a place of business in the county in which the parcel or portion thereof is situated, one member of the board of appraisement shall be an officer or an authorized appraiser, or the manager of a branch bank of such a banking corporation, or an officer or cashier of a national banking association, having a place of business in a county adjacent thereto.

(Added by Stats. 1951, Ch. 336.)

51688.
  

When all of the members of the board of appraisement cannot agree as to the fair market value of the parcel, the determination of value shall be made in the following manner:

(a) If two of the members of the board agree as to the fair market value, the amount so agreed upon shall constitute the board’s appraisal.

(b) If no two members of the board agree as to the fair market value, then each member of the board shall make a separate appraisal and the average of the three appraisals shall constitute the board’s appraisal.

(Added by Stats. 1951, Ch. 336.)

51689.
  

Each appraisal shall be verified by the members of the board of appraisement.

(Added by Stats. 1951, Ch. 336.)

51690.
  

The verfication shall state that:

(a) The appraisal is made in good faith.

(b) The valuation is honestly determined and represents the bona fide opinion of the board.

(c) If any member does not concur in the appraisal, the manner in which the board determined the appraised fair market value.

(Added by Stats. 1951, Ch. 336.)

51691.
  

At the time of the sale of a parcel, the county treasurer shall announce its fair market value, as appraised, and shall not accept any bid therefor less than that value.

(Added by Stats. 1951, Ch. 336.)

51692.
  

When a sale is made pursuant to this article, the county treasurer shall execute a deed to the purchaser, upon payment of the price bid, which deed shall have the effect of conveying title to the land sold to the purchaser free of encumbrance, except district assessments, including the unpaid balance of said assessment for the delinquency of which said property was sold, which, upon the date of the sale, had not been called and except as may be otherwise provided by law.

(Added by Stats. 1951, Ch. 336.)

51693.
  

The deed, duly executed and acknowledged, is prima facie evidence that all the proceedings for the levy and collection of the delinquent assessment for which the parcel was sold, and for the sale of the parcel were duly and regularly taken, and all notices required were given and published for the time and manner required by law.

(Added by Stats. 1951, Ch. 336.)

51694.
  

If any parcel remains unsold for want of an acceptable bid, the county treasurer shall have the parcel reappraised and offer it for sale to the highest bidder for cash in the manner provided in this article, at least once each year until the parcel is sold.

(Added by Stats. 1951, Ch. 336.)

51695.
  

If part of any parcel is sold pursuant to this article the assessments thereon shall be reapportioned as provided in Chapter 6, Article 5 of this part.

(Added by Stats. 1951, Ch. 336.)

51696.
  

An action, proceeding, defense, or cross-complaint based on the alleged invalidity or irregularity of any sale by the county treasurer as trustee of a district of a parcel deeded to him as a result of the nonpayment of an assessment, or some portion thereof, may be commenced or interposed only within one year from the date of the sale.

(Amended by Stats. 1971, Ch. 244.)

51697.
  

The proceeds of sale of parcels acquired by the county treasurer at delinquency sale for bonded assessments as trustee for the district, shall be deposited in the bond fund.

(Added by Stats. 1953, Ch. 804.)

51698.
  

The proceeds of the sale of parcels acquired by the county treasurer as trustee for the district at a delinquency sale for unbonded original and additional assessments shall be credited to the general fund.

(Added by Stats. 1953, Ch. 804.)

51699.
  

The proceeds of a sale of parcels acquired by the county treasurer as trustee for the district at a delinquency sale for operation and maintenance assessments shall be credited to the maintenance fund.

(Added by Stats. 1953, Ch. 804.)

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