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  1. Adverse possessors need proof they paid the property taxes

Reported by Kelli Galippo

This amendment revises the process of transferring property ownership through adverse possession.

Adverse possessors need proof they paid the property taxes

Code of Civil Procedure ยง325
Amended by A.B. 1684
Effective: January 1, 2011

In order to acquire title to a property under a claim of adverse possession, the individual claiming adverse possession must now provide a certified record of tax payments from the county tax collector to prove he has paid the property taxes for at least five years.