Tax sales and abandoned houses.

Authors: Representative Justin Moed

Co-authors: Representative John Price, Representative Dan Forestal, Representative Richard Hamm


Requires the attorney general to establish and maintain a tax sale blight registry of all persons ineligible to participate in the tax sale. Provides that properties certified as vacant or abandoned may be sold outright at the tax sale. Prohibits foreign business associations who have not registered with the secretary of state from participating in the tax sale. Permits a county to establish a paddle fee for persons who attend the tax sale. Permits a county executive to intervene in a mortgage foreclosure action and request a court to extinguish a creditor's lien on a vacant or abandoned property if the creditor unduly delays prosecuting the foreclosure action and certain other conditions are met.