Sec. 5. (a) Upon payment of the bid price by the purchaser, the landowner shall provide
the purchaser with the affidavit of sale or disposal described in this chapter.
(b) If the auction produces a purchaser, notwithstanding IC 6-1.1-23, the landowner shall distribute the amount of the bid price received from the purchaser
in the following order of priority:
(1) Reasonable attorney's fees incurred by the landowner for the sale of the mobile
(2) Amounts owed to creditors known to have a lien or security interest on the mobile
home, according to the priorities of the creditors' respective security interests.
(3) Delinquent taxes, including any associated penalties, interest, or collection
expenses, that are attributable to the mobile home as of the date of sale.
If the amount of the bid price received from the purchaser exceeds the sum of the
items described in subdivisions (1) through (3), the landowner may retain the remaining
(c) If the auction produces no purchaser, the mobile home becomes the property of
the landowner, and the landowner shall note that fact on the affidavit of sale or
(d) If the landowner wishes to donate the mobile home to any willing donee, a landowner
who has obtained ownership of a mobile home under this section may transfer ownership
to a willing donee by listing the donee as the purchaser on the affidavit of sale
(e) If the auction produces no purchaser and the landowner does not intend to sell
or transfer the mobile home to another person, the landowner may, without further
administrative application, dismantle the unit for salvage or disposal.
(f) A landowner or willing donee who obtains ownership of a mobile home under this
section has the same right of ownership as a purchaser who was the highest bidder
(g) Within thirty (30) days after the auction is held, the landowner shall submit
the following to the county treasurer:
(1) A copy of the affidavit of sale or disposal.
(2) The amount, if any, to be distributed under subsection (b)(3), if the auction
produced a purchaser.
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