Section 40-10-127

Issuance of certificates of redemption.

Upon the payment of the amount required by law for the redemption of the lands sold for taxes by a person entitled to redeem, the judge of probate, or official who performs the same function, shall issue that person a certificate of redemption describing the lands, setting forth the facts of the sale substantially as contained in the certificate of purchase, the date of redemption, the amount paid, by whom the lands were redeemed, and make the proper entries in the book of sales in his or her office and immediately give notice of the redemption to the county treasurer or custodian of the county funds. The judge of probate, or official who performs the same functions, shall sign the certificate. Unless signed, no certificate shall be held as evidence of redemption, and it shall be the duty of the judge of probate, or official who performs the same functions, to keep a book of certificates of redemption, and every blank shall have a stub attached thereto, on which shall be printed the matter as the Land Commissioner may prescribe, with appropriate blank spaces to be filled by the judge of probate, or official who performs the same functions, upon the issuance of any certificates of redemption. The Land Commissioner shall take and file in his or her office a proper receipt from the judge of probate, or official who performs the same functions, for the certificates of redemption furnished him or her. If the lands were bid in by the state, the person redeeming shall present to the Land Commissioner the certificates of redemption, and the Land Commissioner shall give to the person a certificate releasing all claims to the land acquired by the state at the tax sale.

(Acts 1935, No. 194, p. 256; Code 1940, T. 51, §310; Acts 1993, No. 93-717, p. 1402, §1.)