Section 11-51-42

Levy of taxes; certification and delivery to county tax assessor of copy of ordinance or resolution levying taxes.

It shall be the duty of the council, board of commissioners, or other governing body of any such municipality during the month of May of each year, by resolution or ordinance, to levy a tax on the property situated in such municipality for the next succeeding tax year at a rate in no event in excess of the constitutional limit authorized to be levied by such municipality on the value of such property as assessed for state taxation as shown by the books of assessment for the state and county tax year ending September 30 next succeeding the levy.

The levy so made by the council, board of commissioners, or other governing body of such municipality shall go into force and effect as of October 1 next succeeding the levy and shall become a lien on October 1 next succeeding such levy and not before. After such levy is made it shall be the duty of the mayor or other presiding officer or clerk or other clerical officer of such municipality on or before June 1 next succeeding the levy to certify and deliver to the tax assessor of such county in which such municipality is situated a copy of the resolution or ordinance passed by such council, board of commissioners, or other governing body in and by which taxes are levied for such municipality for the next succeeding tax year commencing on the next succeeding October 1; provided, that in case such council, board of commissioners, or other governing body shall fail any year thereafter to make such levy and give such notice then the levy for the preceding year shall be continued and the taxes shall be assessed in accordance with the provisions of this article.

(Acts 1931, No. 300, p. 337; Acts 1939, No. 57, p. 67; Code 1940, T. 37, §700.)