2017 Code of Alabama
Title 18 - EMINENT DOMAIN.
Chapter 1A - EMINENT DOMAIN GENERALLY.
Article 12 - Judgment and Postjudgment Procedure.
Section 18-1A-214 - Payment of judgment by plaintiff; deduction of taxes from award.
(a) Within the time prescribed by Section 18-1A-290, the plaintiff shall pay the full amount required by the judgment after crediting all amounts withdrawn by the defendant from funds on deposit. The court for good cause may extend the time within which payment must be made for an additional period not exceeding 30 additional days.
(b) Payment may be made by the plaintiff by paying money personally to the defendant, or to the legal representative of the defendant, taking a receipt therefor and filing a copy with the court; or by depositing the amount of the award with the probate court for the defendant. By making a deposit under this section the plaintiff does not waive its right to review.
(c) Within 30 days after a deposit of the award under subsection (b), the court shall give written notice by first class mail to each defendant whose address is known and for whom a disclaimer is not on file and who has not received personal payment in full.
(d) Before final distribution of the condemnation award, the tax collector shall file a disclaimer or an itemized statement of any taxes claimed to be due which shall be deducted from the award and paid to the tax collector before distribution to the owners, unless the taxes claimed are disputed, in which event, all taxes disputed must be promptly determined by the circuit court.(Acts 1985, No. 85-548, p. 802, §1205.)