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The DC Code: § 47-1341 Notice of delinquency.

Index47 Taxation, Licensing, Permits, Assessments, and Fees. (Refs & Annos)

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"This Is a Notice of Delinquency and Final Bill to the Person Whose Name Appears on This Notice.

"According to the Mayor's tax roll, you are the owner of the real property appearing on this notice of delinquency. Some of the taxes listed are in arrears and this list may not include all taxes in arrears. Notice is given to you that unless all taxes in arrears and appearing on this Notice are paid within 30 days from the date of this notice, the Mayor will proceed to sell the above real property. Interest, penalties, and costs not included in this notice of delinquency must be added to the total at the time of payment. A final payoff amount must be obtained at ................. You must make payment by cash, certified check, cashier's check or money order at ................. You must act now to avoid additional costs and significant expenses, including a reasonable attorney's fee."

a
At least 30 days before real property is first advertised for a tax sale under this chapter, the Mayor shall mail to the person who last appears as owner of the real property on the tax roll, at the last address shown on the tax roll, as updated by the filing of a change of address at the Recorder of Deeds, a notice of delinquency stating the name of the person who last appeared as owner on the tax roll, identifying by taxation square, suffix, and lot number, or parcel and lot number, the real property to be sold, and the amount of taxes due (whether included in the actual notice or by attached tax bill). The notice of delinquency may also include the following:
b
Failure of the Mayor to mail the notice of delinquency as provided in subsection (a) of this section, or to include any taxes in the notice of delinquency, shall not:
1
Invalidate or otherwise affect a tax;
2
Invalidate or otherwise affect a sale made under this chapter to enforce payment of taxes;
3
Prevent or stay any proceedings under this chapter; or
4
Affect the title of a purchaser.
c
Payment of the total amount stated in the notice of delinquency and as directed in the notice shall preclude the real property from being offered at the tax sale to which the notice corresponds.

Historical and Statutory

Effect of Amendments D.C. Law 14-282, in subsec. (a), substituted "amount of taxes due (whether included in the actual notice or by attached tax bill)" for "amount of taxes due". D.C. Law 16-192, in subsec. (a), substituted "The notice of delinquency may also include the following" for "The notice of delinquency shall also include the following". Temporary Amendments of Section For temporary (225 day) amendment of section, see § 12(gg) of Tax Clarity and Recorder of Deeds Temporary Act of 2002 (D.C. Law 14-191, October 5, 2002, law notification 49 DCR 9549). For temporary (225 day) amendment of section, see § 12(gg) of Tax Clarity and Related Amendments Temporary Act of 2003 (D.C. Law 14-228, March 23, 2003, law notification 50 DCR 2741). Temporary Addition of Section For temporary (225 day) addition of section, see § 7 of Real Property Tax Clarity and Litter Control Administration Temporary Amendment Act of 2001 (D.C. Law 14-8, June 13, 2001, law notification 48 DCR 5916). Emergency Act Amendments For temporary (90 day) addition of section, see § 7 of Real Property Tax Clarity and Litter Control Administration Emergency Act of 2001 (D.C. Act 14- 22, March 16, 2001, 48 DCR 2706). For temporary (90 day) amendment of section, see § 12(ff) of Tax Clarity and Recorder of Deeds Emergency Act of 2002 (D.C. Act 14-381, June 6, 2002, 49 DCR 5674). For temporary (90 day) amendment of section, see § 12(gg) of Tax Clarity and Related Amendments Emergency Act of 2002 (D.C. Act 14-456, July 23, 2002, 49 DCR 8107). For temporary (90 day) amendment of section, see § 12(gg) of Tax Clarity and Related Amendments Congressional Review Emergency Act of 2002 (D.C. Act 14-510, October 23, 2002, 49 DCR 10247). For temporary (90 day) amendment of section, see § 1112 of Fiscal Year 2007 Budget Support Emergency Act of 2006 (D.C. Act 16-477, August 8, 2006, 53 DCR 7068). For temporary (90 day) amendment of section, see § 1112 of Fiscal Year 2007 Budget Support Congressional Review Emergency Act of 2006 (D.C. Act 16-499, October 23, 2006, 53 DCR 8845). For temporary (90 day) amendment of section, see § 1112 of Fiscal Year 2007 Budget Support Congressional Review Emergency Act of 2007 (D.C. Act 17-1, January 16, 2007, 54 DCR 1165). Legislative History of Laws For Law 13-305, see notes under § 47-901. For Law 14-282, see notes following § 47-902. For Law 16-192, see notes following § 47-340.23. Miscellaneous Notes Short title: Section 1111 of D.C. Law 16-192 provided that subtitle J of title I of the act may be cited as the "Real Property Tax Sale Notice Act of 2006". DC CODE § 47-1341 Current through December 11, 2012

Credits

(June 9, 2001, D.C. Law 13-305, § 507(a)(2), 48 DCR 334; Apr. 4, 2003, D.C. Law 14-282, § 11(bb), 50 DCR 896; Mar. 2, 2007, D.C. Law 16-192, § 1112, 53 DCR 6899.)