11.003 Unredeemed Tax Sale

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Requirement 11.003

Unredeemed Tax Sale

 

 Unredeemed Tax Sale:  The abstract indicates that the tax collector of DeWitt County, Alabama, applied to the probate judge of that county on September 1, 1964, to sell the captioned property for nonpayment of delinquent taxes.  At that time, the property was apparently assessed in the name of John Q. Owner, although the abstract did not indicate that John Q. Owner held any record title to the land.  The abstract also did not indicate whether or not a tax sale occurred pursuant to the tax collector’s application, or whether an individual purchased the land at such a tax sale or the auctioneer bid the land under the name of the State of Alabama.  We need additional information to determine whether or not the State of Alabama may have some claim to the captioned property by virtue of such a tax sale.

 Requirement:  Ascertain whether or not the captioned property was sold at a public sale for nonpayment of delinquent taxes pursuant to the September 1, 1964,  application of the tax collector of DeWitt County, Alabama, to the probate judge of that county.  If such a tax sale occurred, identify the purchaser.  If the land was bid in the name of the State of Alabama, determine whether or not the State of Alabama subsequently sold the land to a third party or reconveyed the land to its lawful owner pursuant to a redemption.

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