Section 11-51-69

Proceedings for sale of land for payment of taxes - Repayment of state when sale of lands bid in by state invalid and purchase money refunded.

When land which has been bid in by the state at tax sales has been sold by the state and the state refunds the purchase money on account of an invalid sale under and in accordance with the provisions of law in regard to state and county taxes, the Department of Revenue must ascertain the amount of such purchase money which has been paid to the municipality, if any, which amount it shall be the duty of the Comptroller to certify to the mayor or other governing head of the said municipality, and it shall be the duty of the mayor or other governing head of the municipality to present such claim at the next succeeding meeting of the council, board of commissioners, or other governing body of the said municipality and thereupon such council, board of commissioners, or other governing body shall order a warrant in favor of the state for such amount as the state is entitled to from the municipality, and the treasurer or acting treasurer shall forthwith forward the amount to the treasurer and report it to the Department of Revenue.

(Acts 1931, No. 300, p. 337; Acts 1939, No. 57, p. 67; Code 1940, T. 37, §727.)