Laws, Regulations & Annotations

Property Taxes Law Guide – Revision 2010

Revenue and Taxation Code

Property Taxation

Part 6. Tax Sales

Chapter 10. Rights of Purchaser of Tax-Deeded Property, or Any Other Person Claiming Through Him, to Bring Action to Determine Adverse Claims to or Clouds Upon Tax-Deeded Property Purchased From the State

Section 3960

3960. Publication of summons; due diligence required. All unknown defendants shall be served by publication as provided for in Section 415.50 of the Code of Civil Procedure, but it must appear by affidavit that the plaintiff used reasonable diligence to ascertain the identity of the unknown defendants and to ascertain the identity of any persons sued as heirs and devisees.

History.—Added by Stats. 1943, p. 2744, in effect August 4, 1943. Stats. 1945, p. 2159, in effect September 15, 1945, added last clause. Stats. 1969, p. 3404, operative July 1, 1970, completely revised this section.