Laws, Regulations & Annotations
Property Taxes Law Guide – Revision 2013
Property Tax Annotations
220.0000 CHANGE IN OWNERSHIP
220.0130 Date of Change. For sales of property, the date of change in ownership is rebuttably presumed to be the date the deed is recorded. This presumption may be rebutted by evidence proving a different date, such as the date an agreement of the parties became specifically enforceable.
In general, an oral agreement to sell real property is invalid unless some note or memorandum is in writing and is signed by the party to be charged. However, this rule does not apply when an oral agreement has been fully executed. An executed agreement is not assailable by the parties or by third persons. An agreement written after the fact can confirm a change in ownership as of the date of an oral agreement. C 8/10/1987.