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§44-9-36  Sale by city or town treasurer without foreclosure. –

Published: 2015

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Tax Sales

SECTION 44-9-36

   § 44-9-36  Sale by city or town treasurer

without foreclosure. –

After one year from the purchase by a city or town of any parcels of land for

nonpayment of taxes, if the treasurer is of the opinion that the parcels are of

insufficient value to meet the taxes, interest, and charges and all subsequent

taxes and assessments, together with the expenses of a foreclosure under §

44-9-25, and that the facts essential to the validity of the tax title on the

lands have been adequately established, he or she may sell all the parcels,

severally or together, at public auction to the highest bidder, first giving

notice of the time and place of sale by publication in some public newspaper at

least once a week for three (3) successive weeks before the sale, the first

publication of which shall be at least twenty-one (21) days before the day of

sale, including the day of the first publication in the computation. The

treasurer at the auction may reject any bid which he or she deems inadequate.

The treasurer shall execute and deliver to the highest bidder, whose bid has

not been rejected as inadequate, a deed without covenant, except that the sale

has in all particulars been conducted according to law. The deed shall not be

valid unless recorded within sixty (60) days after the sale. Title taken

pursuant to a sale under this section shall be absolute upon the recording of

the deed of the treasurer in the proper registry of deeds within sixty (60)

days (Forms 11 to 13).

History of Section.

(G.L. 1938, ch. 32, § 54; P.L. 1946, ch. 1800, § 1; G.L. 1956, §

44-9-36; P.L. 1965, ch. 178, § 1.)