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Any lien, encumbrance, or cloud affecting or related to the title to real property, when the only obligation concerns the payment of a sum certain in money to a specified creditor when the creditor, or the creditor's heirs, successors, or assigns cannot be located, may be extinguished as provided by this section and section 9-12-29. The debtor shall deposit with the county treasurer the debtor's affidavit to the effect that the debtor has made a careful, diligent, and good-faith search for the creditor and the creditor cannot be found. The debtor shall also deposit with the county treasurer the full amount of the debt, including all interest accumulated to the date of the deposit. The affidavit together with notice of the deposit, specifying the amount of the deposit, specifying that the purpose of the deposit is to discharge the lien, encumbrance, or cloud, and specifically describing the real property, must be published at the expense of the debtor once a week for three successive weeks in the official county newspaper in all counties in which the real property is situated.
Cite this article: FindLaw.com - North Dakota Century Code Title 9. Contracts and Obligations § 9-12-28. Deposit in special fund to extinguish lien, encumbrance, or cloud affecting or relating to the title to real property - last updated January 01, 2020 | https://codes.findlaw.com/nd/title-9-contracts-and-obligations/nd-cent-code-sect-9-12-28/
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