Terms Used In Louisiana Revised Statutes 47:2275

  • Docket: A log containing brief entries of court proceedings.
  • Lawsuit: A legal action started by a plaintiff against a defendant based on a complaint that the defendant failed to perform a legal duty, resulting in harm to the plaintiff.
  • Property: includes every form, character and kind of property, real, personal, and mixed, tangible and intangible, corporeal and incorporeal, and every share, right, title or interest therein or thereto, and every right, privilege, franchise, patent, copyright, trade-mark, certificate, or other evidence of ownership or interest; bonds, notes, judgments, credits, accounts, or other evidence of indebtedness, and every other thing of value, in possession, on hand, or under the control, at any time during the calendar year for which taxes are levied, within the State of Louisiana, of any person, firm, partnership, association of persons, or corporation, foreign or domestic whether the same be held, possessed, or controlled, as owner, agent, pledgee, mortgagee, or legal representative, or as president, cashier, treasurer, liquidator, assignee, master, superintendent, manager, sequestrator, receiver, trustee, stakeholder, depository, warehouseman, keeper, curator, executor, administrator, legatee, heir, beneficiary, parent, attorney, usufructuary, mandatary, fiduciary, or other capacity, whether the owner be known or unknown; except in the cases of fire, life, or other insurance companies, the notes, judgments, accounts, and credits of nonresident persons, firms, corporations, partnerships, associations, or companies doing business in the State of Louisiana, originating from the business done in this state, are hereby declared to be property with its situs within this state. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 47:1702
  • Redemptive period: means the period in which a person may redeem property as provided in the Louisiana Constitution. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 47:2122
  • Send: means either of the following:

    (a)  To deposit in the mail or deliver for transmission by any other commercially reasonable means of communication with postage or cost of transmission provided for, and properly addressed to any address reasonable under the circumstances. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 47:2122

  • Subtitle: means and includes all the Chapters in Subtitle II of this Title 47 and any other Title of the Louisiana Revised Statutes of 1950 except the provisions of Chapter 1 of Subtitle IV of Title 47 of the Louisiana Revised Statutes of 1950 and estate taxes for the assessment, collection, administration, and enforcement of taxes, fees, licenses, penalties, and interest due the state of Louisiana which have been delegated to the Department of Revenue. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 47:1501
  • Tax sale: means the sale or adjudication of tax sale title to property pursuant to R. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 47:2122
  • Tax sale certificate: means the written notice evidencing a tax sale to be filed in accordance with R. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 47:2122

A.(1)  After filing the petition, the petitioner shall send a written notice to all tax sale parties whose interest the petitioner intends to be terminated containing the information set forth in the form provided in Subsection B of this Section.  The written notice shall provide that the parties have until the later of the following to show cause why grounds exist for a nullity under this Chapter:

(a)  Six months after the first publication of the notice provided in R.S. 47:2276, if the proceeding is brought less than five years after filing the tax sale certificate.

(b)  Sixty days after the first publication of the notice provided in R.S. 47:2276, if the proceeding is brought five years or more after the filing of the tax sale certificate.

(2)  If the notice is sent after the expiration of the redemptive period, this notice shall constitute a notice of sale.  The sending of this notice shall constitute service of the notice of sale, under Article VII, Section 25 of the Louisiana Constitution.

B.  This written notice shall be sufficient, and it shall not be necessary to determine whether any notice of tax sale or other notices were given.  The written notice shall be sufficient if it is in the following form:



[City], [ST]  [Zip]




[Description of Property Abbr]

Parish of ________________________, State of Louisiana

You have been identified as a person who may have an interest in the above described property.

Your rights or interest in the property will be terminated if you do not take action.

A lawsuit known as a Petition for Monition pursuant to  R.S. 47:2271 et seq. has been filed affecting the referenced property (the “property”) in the proceeding entitled In Re [name of petitioner] under docket number [docket no.] of the [name of court], Parish of_______________________, State of Louisiana (the “monition proceeding”) by [name of petitioner], which purchased the property pursuant to [name of act] and recorded as [recordation information] of the official records of ______________________ Parish, Louisiana.  The monition has been published on [date of first publication] (the “publication”) in the official journal(s) of ______________________ Parish, including [list name(s) of official journal].

If you do not file an opposition in the Monition Proceeding or file an action for a nullity under Chapter 5 of Subtitle III of Title 47 of the Louisiana Revised Statutes of 1950, within [60 days] [6 months] of the publication date stated above, your interest in the property listed above will be terminated.”

Acts 2008, No. 819, §1, eff. Jan. 1, 2009.