10-23-8 Offer of lands and receipt of bids--Lowest interest rate as best bid--Maximum interest rat...
Offer of lands and receipt of bids--Lowest interest rate as best bid--Maximum
interest rate--Fee on redemption of certificate of sale--Entire tract sold.
Before making a sale of lands
and town lots on which taxes have not been paid, the treasurer shall offer each separate tract for sale
in the numerical order in which it appears on the tax list and receive bids for it. If any person bids
the full amount of the taxes, interest, and costs due on the land or town lots, stating in the bid the
lowest rate of interest per year at which the bidder will pay the taxes assessed and due against the
land and lots, the treasurer shall sell to that person the land or town lots and shall issue a certificate
of sale to the purchaser. In no case may the rate of interest exceed the rate named in the bid and the
bid offered on the land or lots at the lowest rate of interest per year shall be considered the best bid.
No rate of interest higher than ten percent per year is a valid bid pursuant to this section. Upon
redemption of a certificate that has been sold or assigned to a purchaser other than the county, a fee
shall be deducted from the proceeds paid to the holder of the certificate. The county commission
may, by resolution, establish a fee not to exceed fifty dollars. No property owner may be assessed
this additional fee. The fee shall be deposited in the county general fund. Nothing less than the entire
tract or lot may be sold.
Source: SDC 1939, § 57.1103; SL 1983, ch 28, § 24; SL 1984, ch 75, § 1; SL 1986, ch 95; SL 1988,
ch 99; SL 1999, ch 53, § 4.