Louisiana Revised Statutes 13:3886 - Request for notice of seizure on specific property; notification by sheriff; failure to notify
Louisiana Laws > Revised Statutes > Title 13 > Chapter 18 > § 13:3886 - Request for notice of seizure on specific property; notification by sheriff; failure to notify
Current as of: 2009
A. Any person desiring to be notified of the seizure of specific immovable property or of a fixture located upon specific immovable property shall file a request for notice of seizure in the mortgage records of the parish where the immovable property is located. The request for notice of seizure shall state the legal description of the immovable property, the owner of the property, and the name and address of the person desiring notice of seizure. The person requesting notice of seizure shall pay the sum of ten dollars to the sheriff.
B.(1) Any interested person may request, by simple written application to the sheriff, that a written notice of seizure be given to any other person or persons. A fee of fifteen dollars for each person to be notified by mail, or twenty dollars for each person to be notified by service shall accompany the request for notice. After his receipt of the request and the appropriate fee, the sheriff shall, upon the seizure of the property, promptly give the requested notices.
(2) Additionally, in the event of seizure of immovable property or a fixture, the sheriff shall give written notice of the seizure and a list of the property seized to each person who, prior to the filing of the notice of seizure, has requested notice under the provisions of Subsection A and who has paid the fee required therein.
C. In the event of seizure of immovable property or a fixture, the sheriff shall request from the clerk of court, or the recorder of mortgages for the parish of Orleans, at least twenty-one days prior to the first scheduled sheriff's sale, a mortgage certificate effective as of the date and time of the filing of the notice of seizure. The mortgage certificate shall include any requests for notice of seizure. Upon receipt of the mortgage certificate the sheriff shall notify, at least ten days prior to the first scheduled sheriff's sale, those persons requesting notice of the seizure. The notice of seizure shall be by certified mail, return receipt requested, actual delivery, or any manner provided for service of citation, and shall include the name and address of the seizing creditor, the method of seizure and the sum owed, and the date of the first scheduled sheriff's sale.
D. Notices under this Section may be given by certified mail, return receipt requested, actual delivery, or by any manner provided by service of citation. Each notice shall be mailed or served at least ten days before the first scheduled date of the sheriff's sale, and shall include the time, date, and place of such sale.
E. Neither the clerk of court nor the sheriff, or any of their officers, agents, or employees, shall be held liable if a reasonable attempt has been made to mail or deliver the notice to the address provided in the request.
F. The failure of the sheriff to notify a person requesting notice of seizure shall not affect the rights of the seizing creditor nor invalidate the sheriff's sale.
Added by Acts 1982, No. 615, §1; Acts 1989, No. 137, §8, eff. Sept. 1, 1989; Acts 1991, No. 662, §2, eff. Jan. 1, 1992; Acts 1992, No. 533, §1; Acts 2005, No. 37, §1.Prev | Next
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