Section 11-51-20

Sales of property for payment of taxes, etc., generally - Grounds for invalidity of sale; procedure when proceedings for sale not sufficient to pass title to property.

The sale of property for taxes or assessments shall not be invalid on account of the manner of assessment for any other reason than that the taxes or assessments thereon have been paid; but, if for any reason, the proceedings in the circuit court shall not be sufficient to pass the title, the lien of the city or town for taxes or assessments shall pass to the purchaser and may be enforced by him in a civil action or may be collected by the municipality in any other civil action against the same property, and, if collected, said sum shall be paid over to such purchaser.

(Code 1907, §1326; Code 1923, §2141; Code 1940, T. 37, §687.)