(1) The deed shall be signed by the treasurer in his official capacity and when so
signed shall vest in the purchaser all the right, title, interest, and estate of the
former owner in and to the land conveyed and also all right, title, interest, and
claim of the state and county thereto. Such deed may be acknowledged in the same manner as other deeds to real estate and,
if so acknowledged and recorded in the proper county, shall be prima facie evidence
of the following facts:
(a) That the real property conveyed was subject to taxation for the year or years
stated in the deed;
(b) That the taxes were not paid at any time before the sale;
(c) That the real property conveyed had not been redeemed from the sale at the date
of the deed;
(d) That the property had been listed and assessed at the time and in the manner required
(e) That the taxes were levied according to law;
(f) That the tax lien on said property was advertised for sale in the manner and for
the length of time required by law;
(g) That the tax lien on said property was sold for delinquent taxes as stated in
(h) That the grantee named in the deed was the purchaser, or the heir at law, or the
assignee of such purchaser;
(i) That the sale was conducted in the manner required by law;
(j) That the deed was properly signed, acknowledged, and delivered by the treasurer.
(2) All the right, title, interest, and estate conveyed by any such deed executed
before August 1, 1964, by the treasurer shall be deemed to have vested in the purchaser
at the time such deed was signed by the treasurer in his official capacity.
(3) Execution of a deed pursuant to this section shall not affect the existence of
any public or private roads, rights-of-way, conservation easements, other easements,
or equitable servitudes that run with land and have both benefits and burdens, all
as claimed or existing prior to the execution of such deed.
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