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Chapter 245

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  245.220.  Tax book to be prima facie evidence — suits for taxes brought in circuit court. — The levee tax book of the district, as returned by the collector of the revenue to the secretary of the board of supervisors of the levee district shall be prima facie evidence in all courts of all matters therein contained.  The liens established and declared in section 245.215 may and shall be enforced by an action on delinquent tax bills, made and certified by the county collector, which action shall be instituted in the circuit court without regard to the amount of the claim within six months after December thirty-first of the year for which said taxes were levied.  The suits shall be brought in the corporate name of the district by its attorney against the land or lands, property or properties, on which such levee tax has not been paid.  The suit shall be brought in the county in which the property is situate, except when the tract or property sued upon be in more than one county, in which event the suit may be brought on the whole tract, parcel or property in any county in which any portion thereof may be situate.  The pleadings, process, proceedings, practice and sales, in cases arising under sections 245.010 to 245.280 shall, except as herein provided, be the same and have the same effect as in an action for the enforcement of the state's lien for the delinquent general taxes upon real estate, and the aforesaid levee tax book shall have the same probative effect as the back tax bill has in actions for the enforcement of the state's lien for general taxes upon real estate.  The title acquired through any sale of lands or other property under the aforesaid proceedings shall be subject to the lien of all subsequent annual installments of levee tax.  In all suits for the collection of delinquent taxes, the judgment for said delinquent taxes and penalty shall also include all costs of suit and a reasonable attorney's fee to be fixed by the court, recoverable the same as the delinquent tax and in the same suit.  The proceeds of sales made under and by virtue of sections 245.010 to 245.280 shall be paid at once to the aforesaid treasurer and shall be accounted for by him the same as the levee taxes.


(RSMo 1939 § 12517)

Prior revisions: 1929 § 10927; 1919 § 4621

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