- Alaska Statutes.
- Title 29. Municipal Government
- Chapter 45. Municipal Taxation
- Section 480. Proceeds of Tax Sale.
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AS 29.45.480. Proceeds of Tax Sale.
- (a) On sale of foreclosed real or personal property the municipality shall divide the proceeds less cost of collection,
between the borough and the city having unpaid taxes against the property. The division is in proportion to the
respective municipal taxes against the property at the time of foreclosure.
- (b) If tax-foreclosed real property that has been held by a municipality for less than 10 years after the close of the
redemption period and never designated for a public purpose is sold at a tax-foreclosure sale, the former record owner
is entitled to the portion of the proceeds of the sale that exceeds the amount of unpaid taxes, the amount equal to
taxes that would have been assessed and levied after foreclosure if the property had continued in private ownership,
penalty, interest, and costs to the municipality of foreclosing and selling the property, and costs to the municipality
of maintaining and managing the property that exceed amounts received by the municipality for the use of the property.
If the proceeds of the sale of tax-foreclosed property exceed the total of unpaid and delinquent taxes, penalty,
interest, and costs, the municipality shall provide the former owner of the property written notice advising of the
amount of the excess and the manner in which a claim for the balance of the proceeds may be submitted. Notice is
sufficient under this subsection if mailed to the former record owner at the last address of record of the former
record owner. On presentation of a proper claim, the municipality shall remit the excess to the former record owner. A
claim for the excess filed after six months of the date of sale is forever barred.
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