§11A-3-5b. Authorization for county clerk to perform duties for delinquent land sales by sheriff.
(a) If the clerk of the county commission wants to perform the duties of the State Auditor and retain the fees incident to the duties as set forth in sections fourteen, sixteen, eighteen, nineteen, twenty-one, twenty-two, twenty-three, twenty-four, twenty-five, twenty-six, twenty-seven, twenty-eight, twenty-nine, thirty and thirty-one of this article, then the clerk of the county commission shall petition its county commission for authorization.

(b) The county commission's order for authorization must be entered, certified and received by the State Auditor on or before October 1 and will apply to all real properties subsequently purchased at the delinquent land sales by the sheriff: Provided, That if a county clerk wants to retain the duties and fees set forth in this section on the enactment of this section in 2010, then the county commission's order for authorization must be entered, certified and received by the State Auditor on or before August 1, 2010, and will apply to all real properties already purchased at the delinquent land sales by the sheriff and to all real properties subsequently purchased at the delinquent land sales by the sheriff.

(c) The county commission's order for authorization remains in effect until a new order rescinding the authorization is entered and certified by the county commission and is received by the State Auditor on or before October 1 and applies to all real properties subsequently purchased at the delinquent land sales by the sheriff.

(d) As long as the county commission's order for authorization remains in effect, the county clerk is authorized to perform the duties of the State Auditor and retain the fees incident to the duties as set forth in sections fourteen, sixteen, eighteen, nineteen, twenty-one, twenty-two, twenty-three, twenty-four, twenty-five, twenty-six, twenty-seven, twenty-eight, twenty-nine, thirty and thirty-one of this article.