If any taxes or penalties imposed by this chapter remain due and unpaid for a period of 10 days, the board shall issue a warrant of execution directed to any sheriff of the State of Alabama, commanding him to levy upon and sell the real and personal property of the taxpayer found within his county for the payment of the amount thereof, with penalties, if any, and the cost of executing the warrant and to return such warrant to the board and to pay it the money collected by virtue thereof.
Upon receipt of such execution, the sheriff shall file with the clerk of the circuit court of his county a copy thereof and thereupon the clerk of the circuit court shall enter in his abstract of judgments the name of the taxpayer mentioned in the warrant and in proper columns the amount of tax with penalties and costs for which the warrant is issued and the date and hour when such copy is filed and shall index the warrant upon the index of judgments.
The sheriff shall thereupon proceed upon the warrant in all respects with like effect and in the same manner prescribed by law in respect to executions issued against the property upon judgments of a court of record and shall be entitled to the same fees for services in executing the warrant to be collected in the same manner. He shall make return of such execution to the board within 30 days of issuance thereof.
The taxes and penalties imposed by this chapter shall be deemed a debt owing to the state by the party against whom the same shall be charged and shall be a preferred lien upon all property of the party against whom the same shall be charged.
Last modified: May 3, 2021