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Authorizing the Assignment of Tax Liens

The following ordinance was adopted at a Special Town Meeting duly warned and held on September 12, 2005.


WHEREAS, Section 12-195h of the Connecticut General Statutes authorizes municipalities to assign tax liens, for consideration, to a third party; and

WHEREAS, the purchaser of a lien then has the same rights to enforce such lien as any private party holding a lien on real property;

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED by the legislative body of the Town of East Windsor that:

The Town of East Windsor may, for consideration, assign tax liens to third parties on a case-by-case basis when both the Tax Collector and the Board of Selectmen have determined that the transaction is in the best interest of the Town and the following conditions exist:

The subject property is uninhabitable, abandoned or vacant;

At least ten (10) years of tax liens have been filed with no payment activity or success in reaching the owner of record; and

An interest is believed to exist in the purchase or rehabilitation of the property by a third party

Said ordinance shall become effective fifteen (15) days from publication thereof.


                                                                Karen W. Gaudreau CMC, CCTC
                                                                Town Clerk of East Windsor

Journal Inquirer
October 15, 2005