2015 New Mexico Statutes
Chapter 3 - Municipalities
Section 35 Fire-Fighting Facilities
Section 3-35-8 Certificates of liability; description of property covered by assessment; bonds to pay cost of work; foreclosure of assessment lien.

NM Stat § 3-35-8 (2015) What's This?

3-35-8. Certificates of liability; description of property covered by assessment; bonds to pay cost of work; foreclosure of assessment lien.

A. The governing body may issue, in the name of the municipality, assignable certificates declaring the liability of the property for payment of the assessments, interest and penalties and fix the terms of the certificates. The certificates shall accurately describe the property covered by the assessment. The governing body may also issue bonds in such form as the governing body may determine in an amount not exceeding the total assessments levied to pay the cost of the work performed and equipment installed.

B. Recitals in the bonds that the proceedings were regular and that all prerequisites to fixing the assessment lien against the property described have been performed are conclusive evidence of the facts recited.

C. Within sixty days after publication of the assessing ordinance, the municipal clerk shall make, sign, seal and file for record with the county clerk a claim for lien for the unpaid amount assessed against each tract and parcel of land. When delinquent, the assessment may be foreclosed in the same manner as provided by law for foreclosure of mortgages on real estate. In the event of sale, the property may be bought by the municipality for the amount of the balance due on the assessment, principal, interest, penalties and costs if there is no other purchaser.

History: 1953 Comp., 14-34-8, enacted by Laws 1965, ch. 300; 1983, ch. 265, 12.

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