Public sale of tax certificates prohibited.
Notwithstanding the provisions of chapters 10-23, 10-24, and 10-25, no county may
sell any tax certificate after July 1, 2006. The county shall be the holder of any tax certificate
issued by the county after July 1, 2006. The county treasurer shall continue to serve notice on the
owner of record of the real property, publish notice, and attend to the other administrative
provisions imposed by chapter 10-23, 10-24, and 10-25. Nothing in this section affects the holder
of any existing tax certificate, the method in which the tax certificate is redeemed, or the sale of
real property for taxes or assessments.