REVENUE AND TAXATION
COLLECTION OF DELINQUENCY ON REAL, PERSONAL AND OPERATING PROPERTY
63-1012. Sale of personal property upon delinquency. (1) Upon a delinquency of any personal property tax, the county tax collector shall issue a warrant of distraint for the collection of the delinquency. The warrant of distraint shall bear the date of its issuance, and shall be directed to the county sheriff. The warrant shall give the name of the delinquent taxpayer and his mailing address as ascertained by the county tax collector. The warrant shall also describe generally the personal property upon which the delinquency exists and give the amount of each delinquency. The warrant shall contain a direction to the county sheriff to seize and sell a sufficient amount of the property, or any other personal property of the delinquent taxpayer to be found within the county, with the minimum bid sufficient to pay the delinquency, together with interest and late charges thereon and together with all fees, commissions, mileage and costs accruing thereon.
(2) The county tax collector shall keep a record of the date of the issuance of each warrant of distraint and of the return, showing in detail the amount collected or the fact that no personal property belonging to the delinquent taxpayer was found. A record of all warrants of distraint shall, upon their return, be kept by the tax collector for a period of two (2) years. The collection of any delinquency, or the return of a warrant of distraint showing no property found, shall relieve the county sheriff and tax collector and their bondsmen from responsibility of that delinquency. Upon the return of any warrant of distraint showing property taxes uncollected it shall be the duty of the tax collector, when directed by the county commissioners, to commence and prosecute to judgment an action against the delinquent taxpayer, and no property shall be exempt from levy and sale upon execution issued on the judgment.
[63-1012 added 1996, ch. 98, sec. 11, p. 387.]