Tax sales

The House Local Government Committee heard Rep. Engleman and Rep Miller’s HB 1536 on tax sales. This bill specifies deadlines related to acquiring a tax deed for real property if a county assigns a certificate of sale for the real property to a political subdivision. It also eliminates a conflict with an administrative order of the Indiana Supreme Court concerning cause numbers. The bill provides that a person who wishes to challenge the validity of a tax sale or a tax deed ordered by a court must show by clear and convincing evidence that an error or other irregularity affected the substantial justice of the tax sale or violated the due process of law.

Representatives from the Indiana Land Title Association, Association of Indiana Counties, and the Indiana County Auditors Association testified in support of the bill. The bill passed 9-0.

Read the bill at: https://iga.in.gov/legislative/2017/bills/house/1536