Laws, Regulations & Annotations

Property Taxes Law Guide – Revision 2014
 

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 3952

3952. Unknown defendants. The complaint may further include as defendants persons unknown to plaintiff who claim any right, interest, lien, or claim on the land or cloud upon the title of plaintiff thereto arising prior to the date of the tax deed. In any case in which any person who appears to have had an interest in the land or any claim or cloud upon the title of the plaintiff thereto is known to be dead, the heirs and devisees of that person may be sued as "the heirs and devisees" of the person, naming him or her, or if the person is believed to be dead and that belief is alleged in the complaint on information and belief then the heirs and devisees of that person may also be sued as "the heirs and devisees" of that person, naming him or her, provided that the person is also named as a defendant.

History.—Stats. 1945, p. 2158, in effect September 15, 1945, added to first sentence words beginning with "arising," and added second sentence. Stats. 1949, p. 2581, in effect October 1, 1949, amended second sentence by adding "known to be" preceding "dead" and added provisions relating to a person who is believed to be dead. Stats. 1985, Ch. 316, effective January 1, 1986, added "," after "lien," added "tax" after "date of the" in first sentence; substituted "the" or "that" for "such" or "said," added "or her" after "him," added "the" after "title of" in second sentence.