THIS SECTION WAS AMENDED BY ACT 2022-208 IN THE 2022 REGULAR SESSION, EFFECTIVE APRIL 4, 2022. THIS IS NOT IN THE CURRENT CODE SUPPLEMENT.
(a) The holder of a tax lien certificate shall have the first right to purchase the tax lien relating to a subsequent delinquency on the property described in the tax lien certificate of the holder. A holder of the certificate shall exercise this right between five and 30 days prior to the tax lien auction date, and the purchase by the holder shall be effective as of the date of the tax lien auction as if the holder has been the winning bidder. A holder of the certificate who exercises this right, upon payment of the purchase price, shall be issued a certificate of purchase in accordance with Section 40-10-187 and is entitled to the same interest rate as shown on the previous tax lien certificate. The owner of the property shall be notified within 30 days of the completion of the first right of purchase in accordance with Section 40-10-187(g). The owner of the property may pay the current year taxes due once the property owner redeems all outstanding tax liens on the property.
(b) In the event that a mortgagee is or becomes the holder of a tax lien certificate, the mortgagee may add all costs, fees, interest, penalties, and taxes regarding the tax sale to the principal of the loan.
(c) A holder of a tax lien certificate may abandon the certificate at any time upon notification given to the tax collecting official and the surrender of the tax lien certificate. Abandonment of a tax lien certificate relinquishes all rights of recovery of any monies or expenses.