§11A-3-8. Certification of sold and unsold property to the Auditor.
(a) If no person present bids the amount of taxes, interest and charges due on any real estate offered for sale, the sheriff shall certify the real estate to the Auditor for disposition pursuant to section forty-four of this article, subject, however, to the right of redemption provided by section thirty-eight of this article. The Auditor shall prescribe the form by which the sheriff certifies the property.

(b) If the highest bidder present at the sale, as provided in section five of this article, bids and pays, at a minimum, the amount of taxes, interest and charges for which the tax lien on any real estate is offered, the sheriff shall certify the real estate to the State Auditor for disposition pursuant to section fourteen of this article.