Laws, Regulations & Annotations
Property Taxes Law Guide – Revision 2013
Government Code Provisions
Provisions Relating to Property Tax Relief
DIVISION 4. FISCAL AFFAIRS
PART 1. FUNDS FOR SUBVENTIONS
Chapter 5. Payment of Postponed Property Taxes*
Article 3. Enforcement and Foreclosure
16200. Actions by Controller to protect state's interest. In the event that the Controller receives the notice described in Section 16187 of this code or Section 3375 of the Revenue and Taxation Code, the Controller may take any of the following actions which will best serve the interests of the state:
(a) Out of the amount appropriated by Section 16100, the Controller may pay the amount of any delinquent taxes, interest, or penalties on the property or the amount of any other obligation secured by a lien or encumbrance on the property and add such amount to the amount secured by the lien on such property provided for in Article 1 (commencing with Section 16180) of this chapter.
(b) Notify by United States mail the tax collector or other party that such notice has been received and that the Controller must be given at least 20 days prior notice of the date that the property will be sold at auction. If the Controller elects to proceed under this subdivision, the Controller may use funds appropriated by Section 16100 to bid on the property at the auction up to the amount secured by the state's lien on the property and any lien on such property having priority over the state's lien. All additional amounts paid pursuant to this subdivision shall be added to the amount secured by the lien on such property provided for in Article 1 (commencing with Section 16180) of this chapter.
(c) Acknowledge by United States mail that the notice required by Section 16187 of this code or Section 3375 of the Revenue and Taxation Code has been received.
History.—Stats. 1980, Ch. 925, in effect September 18, 1980, substituted "20 days" for "15 days" before "prior notice" in the first sentence of subdivision (b).
* Chapter 6 was enacted by Stats. 1977, Ch. 1242, in effect October 1, 1977, and was renumbered as Chapter 5 by Stats. 1982, Ch. 454, in effect January 1, 1983.