2018 Indiana Code
TITLE 6. Taxation
ARTICLE 1.1. PROPERTY TAXES
CHAPTER 24. Sale of Real Property When Taxes or Special Assessments Become Delinquent
6-1.1-24-3. Notice of auction sale
Sec. 3. (a) This section does not apply to vacant or abandoned real property that is on the list prepared by the county auditor under section 1.5 of this chapter.
(b) When real property is eligible for sale under this chapter, the county auditor shall post a copy of the notice required by section 2 of this chapter at a public place of posting in the county courthouse or in another public county building at least twenty-one (21) days before the earliest date of application for judgment. In addition, the county auditor shall, in accordance with IC 5-3-1-4, publish the notice required in section 2 of this chapter once each week for three (3) consecutive weeks before the earliest date on which the application for judgment may be made. The expenses of this publication shall be paid out of the county general fund without prior appropriation.
(c) At least twenty-one (21) days before the application for judgment is made, the county auditor shall mail a copy of the notice required by section 2 of this chapter by certified mail, return receipt requested, to any mortgagee, or purchaser under an installment land contract recorded in the office of the county recorder, who annually requests, by certified mail, a copy of the notice.
(d) The notices mailed under this section are considered sufficient notice of the intended application for judgment and of the sale of real property under the order of the court.
(e) For properties not sold at their initial tax sale, the county auditor may omit the descriptions of the tracts or items of real property specified in section 2(b)(1) and 2(b)(5) of this chapter for those properties when they come up for sale at subsequent tax sales if:
(1) the county auditor includes in the notice a statement that descriptions of those tracts or items of real property are available on the Internet web site of the county government or the county government's contractor and the information may be obtained in an alternative form from the county auditor upon request; and
(2) the descriptions of those tracts or items of real property eligible for sale a second or subsequent time are made available on the Internet web site of the county government or the county government's contractor and may be obtained from the county auditor in an alternative form upon request in accordance with section 3.4 of this chapter.
[Pre-1975 Property Tax Recodification Citation: 6-1-56-2 part.]
Formerly: Acts 1975, P.L.47, SEC.1. As amended by Acts 1977, P.L.74, SEC.2; P.L.87-1987, SEC.3; P.L.83-1989, SEC.5; P.L.50-1990, SEC.5; P.L.39-1994, SEC.5; P.L.29-1998, SEC.2; P.L.139-2001, SEC.3; P.L.169-2006, SEC.17; P.L.247-2015, SEC.12; P.L.118-2015, SEC.1; P.L.251-2015, SEC.3; P.L.187-2016, SEC.2.