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Chapter 139

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  139.120.  Seizure and sale of personal property — duty of sheriff. — 1.  The collector or collector-treasurer in a county having township organization shall diligently endeavor and use all lawful means to collect all taxes which they are required to collect in their respective counties, and to that end they shall have the power to seize and sell the goods and chattels of the person liable for taxes, in the same manner as goods and chattels are or may be required to be seized and sold under execution issued on judgments at law, and no property whatever shall be exempt from seizure and sale for taxes due on lands or personal property; provided, that no such seizure or sale for taxes shall be made until after the first day of October of each year, and the collector or collector-treasurer shall not receive a credit for delinquent taxes until the collector or collector-treasurer shall have made affidavit that the collector or collector-treasurer has been unable to find any personal property out of which to make the taxes in each case so returned delinquent; but no such seizure and sale of goods shall be made until the collector or collector-treasurer has made demand for the payment of the tax, either in person or by deputy, to the party liable to pay the same, or by leaving a written or printed notice at his place of abode for that purpose, with some member of the family over fifteen years of age.

  2.  Such seizure may be made at any time after the first day of October, and before said taxes become delinquent, or after they become delinquent; provided further, that when any person owing personal tax removes from one county in this state to another, it shall be the duty of the county collector, or collector-treasurer as the case may be, of the county from which such person shall move, to send a tax bill to the sheriff of the county into which such person may be found, and on receipt of the same by said sheriff, it shall be the collector's or the collector-treasurer's duty to proceed to collect said tax bill in like manner as provided by law for the collection of personal tax, for which the collector or the collector-treasurer shall be allowed the same compensation as provided by law in the collection of executions.  It shall be the duty of the sheriff in such case to make due return to the collector or collector-treasurer of the county from whence said tax bill was issued, with the money collected thereon.


(RSMo 1939 § 11086, A.L. 2005 H.B. 58 merged with S.B. 210)

Prior revisions: 1929 § 9915; 1919 § 12907; 1909 § 11461

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