447.12  When service deemed complete--presumption.

Service is complete only after an affidavit has been filed with the county treasurer, showing the making of the service, the manner of service, the time when and place where made, under whose direction the service was made, and costs incurred as provided in section 447.13. Costs not filed with the treasurer before a redemption is complete shall not be collected by the treasurer. Costs shall not be filed with the treasurer prior to the filing of the affidavit. The affidavit shall be made by the holder of the certificate or by the holder's agent or attorney, and in either of the latter cases stating that the affiant is the agent or attorney of the holder of the certificate. The affidavit shall be filed by the treasurer and entered in the county system and is presumptive evidence of the completed service of the notice. The right of redemption shall not expire until ninety days after service is complete. A redemption shall not be considered valid unless received by the treasurer prior to the close of business on the ninetieth day from the date of completed service except in the case of a public bidder certificate held by the county in which case the county may accept a redemption at any time prior to the issuance of the tax deed. When the parcel is held by a city or county, a city or county agency, or the Iowa finance authority, for use in an Iowa homesteading project, whether or not the parcel is the subject of a conditional conveyance granted under the project, the affidavit shall be made by the treasurer of the county or the county attorney, a city officer designated by resolution of the council, or on behalf of the agency or authority, by one of its officers as authorized in rules of the agency or authority.

Section History: Early form

  [C73, § 894; C97, § 1441; S13, § 1441; C24, 27, 31, 35, 39, § 7282; C46, 50, 54, 58, 62, 66, 71, 73, 75, 77, 79, 81, S81, § 447.12; 81 Acts, ch 117, § 1237]

Section History: Recent form

  89 Acts, ch 66, §2; 91 Acts, ch 191, §98; 93 Acts, ch 73, §12

Internal References

  Referred to in § 420.207, 420.240, 420.241, 447.9, 447.10, 448.1

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