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Title XV LANDS, LEVEES, DRAINAGE, SEWERS AND PUBLIC WATER SUPPLY

Chapter 245

Effective - 28 Aug 2005 bottom

  245.205.  Secretary of board to extend and certify levee tax to collector-treasurers — duties of collector-treasurer — county collector-treasurer to collect delinquent taxes. — 1.  In counties where the provisions of chapter 65 are or may hereafter be in force, the secretary of the board of supervisors shall extend all levee taxes under the provisions of sections 245.010 to 245.280 on separate tax books for the respective townships in which such lands are situate, and such tax books shall be certified to the collector-treasurers at the same time and in the same manner as provided for county collectors.  Such taxes shall be collected by such collector-treasurers at the same time and in the same manner, as state and county taxes are collected, and each collector-treasurer shall give bond, have the same authority to collect such taxes, receive the same compensation therefor and pay over such taxes to the secretary of board of supervisors, as provided for county collectors under sections 245.010 to 245.280 and shall be subject to the same penalties and liabilities.  Such collector-treasurers shall make due return of such tax books under oath in the same manner as required of county collectors.

  2.  The delinquent levee taxes shall be certified by the secretary of the board of supervisors to the county collector-treasurer of delinquent taxes, who shall collect such delinquent levee taxes at the same time and in the same manner as is herein provided for the collection of the delinquent levee taxes in counties not under the provisions of chapter 65.  The said collector-treasurer of delinquent levee taxes shall give bond, have the same authority to collect such taxes, receive the same compensation therefor, and pay over the said taxes to the treasurer of the levee district as is provided for county collectors under sections 245.010 to 245.280, and shall be subject to the same penalties and liabilities.

  3.  All township levee tax books, and the return of the collectors of such books, shall be taken as prima facie evidence in all courts of all matters therein contained, and that the delinquent tax shown in such books was properly levied and extended against such lands and remains unpaid.  The lien of such tax shall be enforced and suits to collect such delinquent tax shall be instituted and prosecuted in the same manner provided by sections 245.010 to 245.280, except such suits shall be instituted by the levee district on tax bills duly made out and certified by the county collector-treasurer of delinquent taxes.

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(RSMo 1939 § 12539, A.L. 2005 H.B. 58 merged with S.B. 210)

Prior revisions: 1929 § 10949; 1919 § 4643


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