1. The person who offers to pay the total amount due, which is a lien on any parcel, for the smallest percentage of the parcel is the purchaser, and when the purchaser designates the percentage of any parcel for which the purchaser will pay the total amount due, the percentage thus designated shall give the person an undivided interest upon the issuance of a treasurer's deed, as provided in chapter 448. If two or more persons have placed an equal bid and the bids are the smallest percentage offered, the county treasurer shall use a random selection process to select the bidder to whom a certificate of purchase will be issued.
2. The treasurer may establish and collect a reasonable registration fee from each purchaser at the tax sale. The fee shall not be assessed against a county or municipality as a purchaser. The total of the fees collected shall not exceed the total costs of the tax sale. Registration fees collected shall be deposited in the general fund of the county.
3. The delinquent tax lien transfers with the tax sale certificate, whether held by the county or purchased by an individual, through assignment or direct purchase at the tax sale. The delinquent tax sale lien expires when the tax sale certificate expires.
[C51, § 501; R60, § 766; C73, § 876; C97, § 1423; C24, 27, 31, 35, 39, § 7253; C46, 50, 54, 58, 62, 66, 71, 73, 75, 77, 79, 81, § 446.16]
90 Acts, ch 1203, § 1; 91 Acts, ch 191, §68; 92 Acts, ch 1016, §25; 95 Acts, ch 57, §17; 97 Acts, ch 121, §19
Referred to in § 420.246
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