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Iowa Code Title XIV. Property [Chs. 555-594A] § 555B.4. Notice

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1. Personal service pursuant to rule of civil procedure 1.305 shall be made upon the mobile home owner not less than ten days before the hearing.  If personal service cannot be completed in time to give the mobile home owner the minimum notice required by this section, the court may set a new hearing date.

2. If personal service cannot be made on the mobile home owner because the mobile home owner is avoiding service or cannot be found, service may be made by mailing a copy of the petition and notice of hearing to the mobile home owner's last known address and publishing the notice in one newspaper of general circulation in the county where the petition is filed.  If the mobile home owner's address is not known to the real property owner, service may be made pursuant to rule of civil procedure 1.313 except that service is complete seven days after the initial publication.  The court shall set a new hearing date if necessary to allow the ten-day minimum notice required under subsection 1 of this section.

3. If a tax lien exists on the mobile home or personal property at the time an action for abandonment is initiated, the real property owner shall notify the county treasurer of each county in which a tax lien appears by restricted certified mail sent not less than ten days before the hearing.  The notice shall describe the mobile home and shall state the docket, case number, date, and time at which the hearing is scheduled, and the county treasurer's right to assert a claim to the mobile home at the hearing.  The notice shall also state that failure to assert a claim to the mobile home is deemed a waiver of all right, title, claim, and interest in the mobile home and is deemed consent to the sale or disposal of the mobile home.

Cite this article: - Iowa Code Title XIV. Property [Chs. 555-594A] § 555B.4. Notice - last updated January 01, 2020 |

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