WVC 11 A- 3 - 30
§11A-3-30. Title acquired by individual purchaser; action to quiet
(a) Whenever the purchaser of any tax lien on any real estate
sold at a tax sale, his or her heirs or assigns has obtained a deed
for the real estate from the State Auditor or from a commissioner
appointed to make the deed, he or she or they shall acquire all
right, title and interest, in and to the real estate, as was, at
the time of the execution and delivery of the deed, vested in or
held by any person who was entitled to redeem, unless that person
is one who, being required by law to have his or her interest
separately assessed and taxed, has done so and has paid all the
taxes due on the real estate, or unless the rights of that person
are expressly saved by the provisions of section six of this
article or section two, three, four or six, article four of this
(b) The tax deed shall be conclusive evidence of the
acquisition of title. The title acquired shall relate back to July
1 of the year in which the taxes, for nonpayment of which the tax
lien on the real estate was sold, were assessed.
(c) Any individual purchaser to whom a tax deed has been
issued may institute and prosecute actions to quiet title in any
real estate conveyed by the tax deed. The action may be maintained
for all or any one or more of the lots or tracts conveyed.
Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2016 Regular Session
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