Laws, Regulations & Annotations
Property Taxes Law Guide – Revision 2013
Revenue and Taxation Code
Part 5. Collection of Taxes
Chapter 7. Warrant for Collection of Taxes*
* Chapter 7 was added by Stats. 1977, Ch. 1242, in effect October 1, 1977.
3201. Issuance of warrant by Department of General Services. Upon being directed by the Controller to sell a residential dwelling, pursuant to Chapter 4.5 (commencing with Section 14735) of Part 5.5 of Division 3 of Title 2 of the Government Code, the Department of General Services shall issue a warrant for the enforcement of the lien for postponed property taxes and the collection of all amounts secured thereby.
3202. Recordation of warrant. The warrant shall be recorded in the county in which the real property is located in such manner as will impart constructive notice of its recordation and shall be directed to the sheriff or marshal and shall have the same force and effect as a writ of execution. The warrant shall be levied and sale made pursuant to it in the same manner and with the same force and effect as a levy of and sale pursuant to a writ of execution.
3203. Payment of fees. The Department of General Services shall pay or advance to the sheriff or marshal, the same fees, commissions, and expenses as are provided by law for similar services pursuant to a writ of execution. The Department of General Services, and not the court, shall approve the fees for newspaper publication.
3204. Fees and other expenses to be added to amount of lien. The fees, commissions, and expenses incurred by the Department of General Services in the issuance, recordation, and enforcement of the warrant for collection of postponed property taxes shall be added to and become a part of the lien for postponed taxes.