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  88.103.  Tax bill as lien against property, how released. — In all cities of Missouri that are authorized to issue special tax bills against real estate therein for public improvements of any kind, and which special tax bills are required by law to be recorded, and are made by law a lien on the real estate described in such tax bill, such lien may be released upon presentation of such tax bill to the city clerk, or other officer in charge of the records of special tax bills, and the city clerk or other officer shall note on such special tax bill that the same is cancelled and has been released on the record, stating the date of such release, and attest the release in his official capacity; and such clerk or other officer shall note on the record of such tax bill that the original tax bill has been presented to him, and by him cancelled, and affix thereto the date of such release, and attest the same; releases made under the provisions of this section shall be a release of the lien of such tax bill for all purposes.  If any such tax bill has been paid and cannot be presented for cancellation for the reason that the same has been lost or destroyed, an affidavit by the payee thereof as to said loss, and stating that same has been paid, may be presented in same manner and to same effect as the original tax bill, and the cancellation shown on the record and attested as above provided.  If the tax bill has been assigned or transferred, the affidavit as to such loss may be made by the assignee thereof, and in all cases where such affidavit is made, the affiant shall state that he was the owner of said tax bill at the time of its loss, and that the same is not in the possession of any person having a lawful claim to the same.  If the tax bill has been lost or destroyed after being paid and surrendered to the owner of the property described therein, or some other proper person, then the clerk or other proper officer may enter a cancellation of the record of such tax bill upon the presentation to him of the affidavits above mentioned.  All affidavits used for the purpose herein indicated shall be attached to the record of the tax bill affected by it.  Such affidavits may apply to more than one such tax bill and reference thereto properly shown by the clerk or other officer who enters such release.  The clerk, or other officer who enters such release, shall be entitled to collect twenty-five cents for each tax bill released.

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(RSMo 1939 § 7385)

Prior revision: 1929 § 7234


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