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The DC Code: § 47-847 Sale of tax delinquent property--Issuance of deed to District; redemption.

Index47 Taxation, Licensing, Permits, Assessments, and Fees. (Refs & Annos)
a
Notwithstanding any other provision of law, whenever any real property in the District of Columbia has been, or shall hereafter be, offered for sale for nonpayment of taxes or assessments of any kind whatsoever, and shall have been bid off in the name of the District of Columbia, and 6 months or more have elapsed since such property was bid off as aforesaid, and the same has not been redeemed as provided by law, the Mayor of the District may enforce the lien of the District for taxes or other assessments on such real property by ordering that a deed in fee simple to such property be issued by the Mayor of the District of Columbia to the District of Columbia, and up to the time of the issuance of the deed such property may be redeemed by the owner or other person having an interest therein by the payment of all taxes or assessments due the District of Columbia upon said property, and all legal penalties, interests and costs thereon, together with such other expenses and costs, including costs of publication, as may have been incurred by the District.
b
The time period for redemption of properties brought to tax sale under § 47-1205(b), shall be 6 months.
c
The time period for redemption of properties brought to tax sale under § 8-807(f), shall be 6 months.

Historical and Statutory

Prior Codifications 1981 Ed., § 47-847. 1973 Ed., § 47-657. Temporary Amendments of Section For temporary (225 day) amendment of section, see § 104(b) of Multiyear Budget Spending Reduction and Support Temporary Act of 1995 (D.C. Law 10-253, March 23, 1995, law notification 42 DCR 1652). Emergency Act Amendments Section 1202 of D.C. Act 10-389 provided that the provisions of sections 104(b), 107(c), (d) and (e), and 108(a) and (b) shall apply to the real property tax sale conducted July, 1995, and for each sale conducted thereafter. For temporary amendment of section, see § 101(b) of the Omnibus Budget Support Emergency Act of 1995 (D.C. Act 11-44, April 28, 1995, 42 DCR 2217) and § 104(c) of the Omnibus Budget Support Congressional Review Emergency Act of 1995 (D.C. Act 11-124, July 27, 1995, 42 DCR 4160). Legislative History of Laws Law 6-135, the "Homestead Housing Preservation Act of 1986," was introduced in Council and assigned Bill No. 6-168, which was referred to the Committee on Housing and Economic Development. The Bill was adopted on first and second readings on May 27, 1986 and June 10, 1986, respectively signed by the Mayor on June 13, 1986, it was assigned Act No. 6-173 and transmitted to both Houses of Congress for its review. Law 8-31, the "District of Columbia Solid Waste Regulation Amendment Act of 1989," was introduced in Council and assigned Bill No. 8-135, which was referred to the Committee on Public Works. The Bill was adopted on first and second readings on May 30, 1989 and June 13, 1989, respectively. Signed by the Mayor on June 27, 1989, it was assigned Act No. 8-54 and transmitted to both Houses of Congress for its review. For legislative history of D.C. Law 11-52, see Historical and Statutory Notes following § 47-811.01. Delegation of Authority Delegation of Mayor's Authority to Issue Tax Deeds to the District of Columbia to the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development, see Mayor's Order 2003-162, November 18, 2003 (50 DCR 10602). Delegation of Mayor's Authority to Issue Tax Deeds Pursuant to the Mayor's Authority under D.C. Official Code § 47-847 to the Chief Property Management Officer, see Mayor's Order 2004-193, November 26, 2004 (51 DCR 11373). Delegation of Authority to the Director of the Department of Housing and Community Development, see Mayor's Order 2007-209, September 27, 2007 (55 DCR 133). DC CODE § 47-847 Current through December 11, 2012

Credits

(Sept. 3, 1974, 88 Stat. 1059, Pub. L. 93-407, title IV, § 437; Aug. 9, 1986, D.C. Law 6-135, § 14(e), 33 DCR 3771; Sept. 20, 1989, D.C. Law 8-31, § 5(e), 36 DCR 4750; Sept. 26, 1995, D.C. Law 11-52, § 104(c), 42 DCR 3684; enacted, Apr. 9, 1997, D.C. Law 11-254, § 2, 44 DCR 1575.)