Sec. 4. (a) This section does not apply to vacant or abandoned real property that is on
the list prepared by the county auditor under section 1.5 of this chapter.
(b) Not less than twenty-one (21) days before the earliest date on which the application
for judgment and order for sale of real property eligible for sale may be made, the
county auditor shall send a notice of the sale by certified mail, return receipt requested,
and by first class mail to:
(1) the owner of record of real property with a single owner; or
(2) at least one (1) of the owners, as of the date of certification, of real property
with multiple owners;
at the last address of the owner for the property as indicated in the transfer book
records of the county auditor under IC 6-1.1-5-4 on the date that the tax sale list is certified. If both notices are returned, the county auditor shall take an additional reasonable
step to notify the property owner, if the county auditor determines that an additional
reasonable step to notify the property owner is practical. The county auditor shall prepare the notice in the form prescribed by the state
board of accounts. The notice must set forth the key number, if any, of the real property and a street
address, if any, or other common description of the property other than a legal description. The notice must include the statement set forth in section 2(b)(4) of this chapter. The county auditor must present proof of this mailing to the court along with the
application for judgment and order for sale. Failure by an owner to receive or accept the notice required by this section does
not affect the validity of the judgment and order. The owner of real property shall notify the county auditor of the owner's correct
address. The notice required under this section is considered sufficient if the notice is
mailed to the address or addresses required by this section.
(c) On or before the day of sale, the county auditor shall list, on the tax sale record
required by IC 6-1.1-25-8, all properties that will be offered for sale.
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