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(a)(1) The right of redemption terminates at the close of business on the last business day prior to the commencement date of the tax sale.
(2) The commencement of the tax sale constitutes the actual sale date regardless of auction conclusion.
(3) The taxpayer loses all rights during the auction period for failure to redeem the property by the final redemption date.
(4) If the tax collector approves a sale as a credit transaction and does not receive full payment on or before the date upon which the tax collector requires pursuant to Section 3693.1, the right of redemption is revived on the next business day following that date.
(b) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, any remittance sent by mail for redemption of tax-defaulted property must be received in the tax collector's office prior to the time established in paragraph (1) of subdivision (a).
(c) The sale shall be deemed complete when full payment has been received by the tax collector.
(d) The right of redemption revives if the property is not sold.
(e) If the tax-defaulted property is not redeemed prior to the redemption termination deadline specified in paragraph (1) of subdivision (a), any person or entity with title of record to the property shall lose all rights in the property, including all legal and equitable interest therein. If the right of redemption is revived pursuant to paragraph (4) of subdivision (a) or pursuant to subdivision (d), any person or entity with title of record to the property shall regain all rights in the property, including all legal and equitable interest therein.
(f) Nothing in this section affects the distribution of proceeds pursuant to Chapter 1.3 (commencing with Section 4671) of Part 8.
(g) This section shall apply regardless of whether the tax collector or his or her designee conducts the tax sale in person.
Cite this article: FindLaw.com - California Code, Revenue and Taxation Code - RTC § 3707 - last updated January 01, 2019 | https://codes.findlaw.com/ca/revenue-and-taxation-code/rtc-sect-3707/
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