Texas Tax Code - TAX § 34.011. Bidder Registration

(a) This section applies only to a sale of real property under this chapter conducted in a county in which the commissioners court by order has adopted the provisions of this section.

(b) A commissioners court may require that, to be eligible to bid at a sale of real property under this chapter, a person must be registered as a bidder with the county assessor-collector before the sale begins.  The county assessor-collector may adopt rules governing the registration of bidders under this section.  The county assessor-collector may require a person registering as a bidder:

(1) to designate the person's name and address;

(2) to provide valid proof of identification;

(3) to provide written proof of authority to bid on behalf of another person, if applicable;

(4) to provide any additional information reasonably required by the county assessor-collector;  and

(5) to at least annually execute a statement on a form provided by the county assessor-collector certifying that there are no delinquent ad valorem taxes owed by the person registering as a bidder to the county or to any taxing unit having territory in the county.

(c) The county assessor-collector shall issue a written registration statement to a person who has registered as a bidder under this section.  A person is not eligible to bid at a sale of real property under this chapter unless the county assessor-collector has issued a written registration statement to the person before the sale begins.

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