Section 11-50-92

Proceedings for sale of land upon failure of property owner to pay assessment, installment or interest - Notice of sale; payment of assessment prior to sale; cost of notice and sale charged against land, etc.

(a) If the property owner who has not elected to pay in installments fails to pay his assessment within 30 days or, having elected to pay in installments, fails to pay the first installment within 30 days from the date of the assessment or makes default in the payment of any annual or quarterly installment or the interest thereon, the whole of such assessment shall immediately become due and payable, and the officer designated by the council to collect such assessment shall proceed to sell the property against which the assessment is made to the highest bidder for cash, but he shall first give notice by publication once a week for three consecutive weeks in some newspaper published in the city or town or of general circulation therein advertising the day of such sale and the purpose for which the same is made, together with a description of the property to be sold.

(b) Any property owner, notwithstanding his default, may pay the assessment with interest and all costs if tendered before the sale of the property.

(c) The cost of such notice and sale shall constitute a charge against the property to be sold and shall be retained out of the proceeds of the sale.

(Acts 1923, No. 165, p. 134; Code 1923, §2105; Code 1940, T. 37, §630.)