§337.66. Cancellation of lien, privilege, and mortgage
A. In any case where the tax, penalty, or interest secured by a recorded lien, privilege, and mortgage have been paid, the collector or his authorized assistants or attorneys may authorize the cancellation thereof.
B. In other cases, the collector may authorize the cancellation or release of a lien, privilege, or mortgage subject to the following terms and conditions:
(1) The collector, upon application of a taxpayer, may authorize the cancellation of any lien, privilege, or mortgage or other encumbrance recorded by virtue of this Chapter, provided the taxpayer furnishes a surety bond in favor of the collector executed by a surety company duly qualified to do business in this state in an amount of not less than one and one-half times the amount of the obligation due, including penalties, interest, and other costs incurred.
(2) The collector may authorize the release of any real property from the effect and operation of any lien, privilege, mortgage, or other encumbrance, recorded by virtue of this Chapter, provided that the collector is satisfied that the remaining real property belonging to the tax debtor and upon which said lien, privilege, and mortgage bears, is valued at not less than the amount of the remaining tax obligation, including all penalties, interest and other costs incurred, and the amount of all prior liens upon such property. In determining the value of the remaining property, due consideration shall be given to prior ranking encumbrances, if any exist on said property.
(3) The collector may issue a certificate of release of any part of the property subject to any lien, privilege, mortgage, or other encumbrance recorded by virtue of this Chapter, if there is paid over to the collector in part satisfaction of liability an amount determined by the collector, which shall not be less than the value of the interest of the taxing authorities in the part to be so released.
Acts 2003, No. 73, §1, eff. July 1, 2003.