556F.4  Value exceeding twenty dollars.

If the value thereof shall exceed the sum of twenty dollars, the county auditor, within five days from the time of the reception of the magistrate, judge or clerk's certificate at the auditor's office, shall cause an advertisement to be posted on the door of the courthouse, and at three other of the most public places in the county, and also a notice to be published once each week for three weeks successively, in some newspaper printed in this state; and if such property be not claimed or proved within ninety days after the advertisement of the same, as aforesaid, the finder shall deliver the same to the sheriff of the county wherein it was taken up, who shall thereupon proceed to sell it at public auction to the highest bidder for cash, having first given ten days' notice of the time and place of sale, and the proceeds of all such sales, after deducting the costs and other necessary expenses, shall be paid into the county treasury.

Section History: Early form

  [C51, § 881; R60, § 1507; C73, § 1513; C97, § 2372; S13, § 2372; C24, 27, 31, 35, 39, § 12202; C46, 50, 54, 58, 62, 66, 71, 73, 75, 77, 79, 81, § 644.4]

Section History: Recent form

  94 Acts, ch 1188, §27

  C95, §556F.4

Internal References

  Referred to in § 331.502

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