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5.30.190 Certificate of Sale and Notice of Sale to Property Owner.

(Amended by Ordinance Nos. 187833, 187983, 188121 and 189413, effective March 6, 2019)

A.  After a foreclosure sale, the City Treasurer shall promptly deliver a certificate of sale to the purchaser.  The certificate of sale embodies the right to own the property at the end of the redemption period.  The holder of a certificate of sale holds the certificate of sale subject to the rights of all persons having an interest in the property to redeem it, the right of the City to place additional liens on the property and the right of another unit of government to foreclose upon the property.  All liability remains with the persons having an interest in the property until the City issues a deed at the end of the redemption period.

B.  The certificate of sale shall include the following information: a description of the delinquent account for which the property was sold; a description of the property; a statement of the amount for which it was sold; the redemption interest rate and the amount of the redemption penalty; the name of the purchaser; and, a statement that the property is being sold subject to the right of redemption within one year from the date of the certificate of sale.

C.  The City Treasurer shall send to the property owner and all persons known to have a recorded interest in the property a notice of the sale by registered or certified mail, within 10 business days after the sale. The notice shall contain the following information: the name of the purchaser; the right of redemption; the date the redemption period expires; the redemption price; and, the basis for calculating interest and penalties during the redemption period.

D.  It shall be the responsibility of the purchaser to maintain a current address on file with the Revenue Division.   

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