The provisions of the constitution and all laws regulating the collection of taxes, the creating of tax liens and mortgages, tax penalties and tax sales, shall also apply to the collection of all taxes authorized by this Chapter. The sheriff and ex officio tax collector for the parish of Tangipahoa shall make a monthly settlement with the treasurer of the commission and receive from him a receipt for the amount of taxes paid over in the same manner as tax collectors are required to settle with the auditor of the state. The tax collector shall receive from the treasurer the same quietus for the full settlement of taxes due and exigible in any given year and account for the delinquents or deductions in the same manner as though accounting to the auditor of the state for state taxes. The sheriff and ex officio tax collector shall retain from all taxes collected by them for the district the commission thereon allowed him by law on special taxes and shall deposit the amount thereof with the parish treasurer to the credit of the sheriff's salary fund. Upon failure of the tax collector to comply with the provisions of this section the commission shall proceed against him and the sureties on his official bond for the collection of whatever money may be owing to the commission for such special taxes.
Added by Acts 1968, No. 4, §5. Amended by Acts 1972, No. 497, §1.