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  141.410.  Suit for foreclosure — petition — caption — contents — notice, filing. — 1.  A suit for the foreclosure of the tax liens herein provided for shall be instituted by filing in the appropriate office of the circuit clerk a petition, which petition shall contain a caption, a copy of the list so furnished to the delinquent land tax attorney by the collector, and a prayer.  Such petition without further allegation shall be deemed to be sufficient.

  2.  The caption shall be in the following form:


In the Circuit Court of ______ County, Missouri,
In the Matter of
Foreclosure of Liens for Delinquent Land Taxes
By Action in Rem.
Collector of Revenue of ______ County, Missouri,
Parcels of Land Encumbered with Delinquent Tax Liens


  3.  The petition shall conclude with a prayer that all tax liens upon such real estate be foreclosed; that the court determine the amounts and priorities of all tax bills, together with interest, penalties, costs, and attorney's fees; that the court order such real estate to be sold by the sheriff at public sale as provided by sections 141.210 to 141.810 and sections 141.980 to 141.1015 and that thereafter a report of such sale be made by the sheriff to the court for further proceedings under sections 141.210 to 141.810 and sections 141.980 to 141.1015.

  4.  The delinquent land tax attorney within ten days after the filing of any such petition shall forward by United States registered mail to each person or taxing authority having filed a list of delinquent tax bills with the collector as provided by sections 141.210 to 141.810 and sections 141.980 to 141.1015 a notice of the time and place of the filing of such petition and of the newspaper in which the notice of publication has been or will be published.

  5.  The petition when so filed shall have the same force and effect with respect to each parcel of real estate therein described, as a separate suit instituted to foreclose the tax lien or liens against any one of said parcels of real estate.


(L. 1943 p. 1029 § 15, A.L. 2012 H.B. 1659 & 1116)

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