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Municipal Priority Lien Surviving Treasurer's Deed

Concerning a municipal priority lien that a county treasurer is required to accept for collection if a municipality follows a specified procedure.
2023 Regular Session
Local Government
Bill Summary

Under current law, a municipality may levy a lien against real property for costs associated with removing weeds, brush, and other rubbish from the property. The lien has priority over other liens, except liens for general taxes and prior special assessments imposed by a municipality. After a foreclosure action is initiated for unpaid property taxes, a person may obtain a treasurer's deed, which provides a purchaser title to real property that is free and clear of most prior encumbrances, including liens, if certain conditions are met. The bill specifies that a municipal lien for the costs of removing weeds, brush, and other rubbish survives the issuance of a treasurer's deed. A municipal clerk may certify the lien to a county treasurer for collection. The bill requires that a county treasurer accept the municipal lien for collection if a municipality records a notice of lien within 4 months of abating the nuisance and certifies the amount of the unpaid assessment for the which the lien was levied to the county treasurer within one year of recording the notice of lien.

(Note: Italicized words indicate new material added to the original summary; dashes through words indicate deletions from the original summary.)

(Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)


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