In each county the court shall, on or before January 15 of each year, appoint three competent residents and freeholders of the county to act as appraisers of the real property within its jurisdiction which is charged or sought to be charged with an inheritance tax. The appraisers shall serve for one year, and until their successors are appointed and qualified. They shall each take an oath to faithfully and impartially perform the duties of the office, but shall not be required to give bond. They shall be subject to removal at any time at the discretion of the court. The court may also in its discretion, either before or after the appointment of the regular appraisers, appoint other appraisers to act in any given case. Vacancies occurring otherwise than by expiration of term shall be filled by appointment of the court. A person interested in any manner in the estate to be appraised shall not serve as an appraiser of that estate.
[S13, § 1481-a4; C24, 27, 31, 35, 39, § 7330; C46, 50, 54, 58, 62, 66, 71, 73, 75, 77, 79, 81, § 450.24]
83 Acts, ch 177, § 10, 38
Referred to in § 654.16
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