Section 40-10-200

Financial interest by certain officers or employees in purchase of tax lien sold for delinquent taxes.

(a)(1) Except as provided in subdivision (2), no tax assessor, tax collecting official, commissioner of revenue, officer of the court with jurisdiction, or any employee of any of those offices shall knowingly have a direct or indirect financial interest in the purchase of any tax lien sold for delinquent taxes.

(2) This section does not apply to an attorney representing a party in the purchase of a tax lien sold for delinquent taxes or an employee of the attorney.

(b) A violation of this section shall be a Class C misdemeanor and the sureties on his or her official bond shall be liable for a penalty not to exceed five hundred dollars ($500) and to be fixed by the circuit judge with jurisdiction in the county. The penalty shall be remitted to the general fund of the county.

(Act 2018-577, §2.)