(a) This section applies if delinquent special taxes, together with any penalties, interest, and costs, are collected through the sale of the property by the tax collector pursuant to Chapter 7 (commencing with Section 3691) of Part 6 of Division 1 of the Revenue and Taxation Code.
(b) If the property is sold for at least the total amount necessary to redeem plus costs, as defined in Section 3698.5 of the Revenue and Taxation Code, the sale of the property shall extinguish the delinquent special taxes, interest, penalties, and costs included in the sale price.
(c) If the property is sold for less than the total amount necessary to redeem plus costs, as defined in Section 3698.5 of the Revenue and Taxation Code, all of the following apply:
(1) The portion of the sales price paid by the tax collector to the local agency on account of the delinquent special taxes shall be credited by the local agency first to the delinquent interest and redemption penalties, and then to the delinquent principal.
(2) The remainder of the delinquent special taxes and redemption penalties, if any, shall remain due and owing.
(3) Redemption penalties shall continue to accrue on the remaining unpaid delinquent special taxes.
(4) The remaining unpaid amount, with penalties, may be added as postjudgment delinquencies to any existing unsatisfied foreclosure judgment against the property, or may be collected in a new foreclosure action filed pursuant to this chapter.
(Added by Stats. 2007, Ch. 670, Sec. 105.)