Section 6-6-77

Sale of property levied on where perishable or expensive to keep.

(a) If the property levied on is perishable or if the expense of keeping is great, it must be sold by order of the court, on motion of either party, and the proceeds of sale retained by the sheriff to await the decision of the case, unless the court otherwise directs.

(b) If the property levied on is of so perishable a nature that it will deteriorate greatly in value or be destroyed before the meeting of the court or if the charge of keeping it is very great, it is the duty of the sheriff, if not replevied, to sell it at public auction, returning a statement of the facts and the money to the court.

(Code 1852, §§2528, 2529; Code 1867, §§2956, 2957; Code 1876, §§3281, 3282; Code 1886, §§2958, 2959; Code 1896, §§549, 550; Code 1907, §§2949, 2950; Code 1923, §§6197, 6198; Code 1940, T. 7, §§870, 871.)