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BULLET St. Louis City Revised Code Chapter 3.82 Land Reutilization Authority

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Chapter 3.82
Land Reutilization Authority

Sections:

3.82.010 Conveyance of title.
3.82.020 Imposition of obligation.
3.82.030 Affirmative defense.
3.82.040 Amending effect of chapter.

For collection of delinquent real estate taxes, see 5.08.040.

3.82.010 Conveyance of title.

Any person or persons owning real property in the city may tender a warranty deed to the land reutilization authority of the city conveying title to any parcel of real property. If the warranty deed is accepted by the land reutilization authority and is recorded of record it shall then act as a complete legal defense to the former property owner to any prosecution instituted in the city courts for violation of any ordinance enforced by the building commissioner or the health commissioner arising from the condition then in existence on the parcel of real property and any improvements located thereon, subject to the following conditions:

A. The property owner is able to convey complete and clear title to the parcel of real property free and clear of all liens and encumbrances;

B. The defense provided by the chapter can be asserted only if the land reutilization authority has first accepted the tender of the warranty deed and has recorded it of record in the recorder of deeds office. The property owner shall obtain from the executive director of the land reutilization authority a written acknowledgment that the deed tendered has been accepted and the book and page in the recorder of deeds office where it has been recorded. The property owner, as a condition to his acknowledgment, shall reimburse the land reutilization authority for any cost which it would have to expend in connection with its determination as to the status of the title to the parcel of real property.
(Ord. 56469 1, 1973.)

V.A.M.S.:

99.300 et seq. Land clearance for redevelopment law

Cases:

The Municipal Land Reutilization Law does not violate the equal protection clauses of either the state or federal constitution. Collector of Revenue of City of St. Louis v. Parcels of Land Encumbered with Delinquent Tax Liens, 517 S.W. 2d 49 (1974).

The Land Reutilization Authority of St. Louis is an arm of the State performing only governmental functions and is therefore not liable for torts committed by it in the management of its trust property. Garrison-Wagner v. City of St. Louis, 646 S.W. 2d 131 (Mo. App. 1983).

Where title to building was vested in the Land Reutilization Authority of St. Louis, the City of St. Louis was not liable for torts committed by the Authority in the management of the building. Garrison-Wagner v. City of St. Louis, 646 S.W. 2d 131 (Mo. App. 1983).

3.82.020 Imposition of obligation.

Nothing in this chapter shall be construed as attempting to impose on the Land Reutilization Authority the obligation or responsibility to accept any warranty deed, conveying title of real property, when it is tendered.
(Ord. 56469 2, 1973.)

3.82.030 Affirmative defense.

The acceptance of a warranty deed, conveying title to real property to the Land Reutilization Authority and the recording of the deed, subject to the terms and conditions referred to in Section 3.82.010, shall be an affirmative defense which must be asserted by the real property owner.
(Ord. 56469 31, 1973.)

3.82.040 Amending effect of chapter.

The enactment of this chapter shall amend all ordinances which are enforced by the Building Department and Health Department for violation of which prosecutions are brought in the City Courts, by adding the provisions of this chapter to each of the said ordinances.
(Ord. 56469 4, 1973.)

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