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A. If an aircraft has been seized under this article and held for a period of sixty days and license taxes, registration fees, penalties, lien recording fees and costs and expenses of seizure are not paid in full, the sheriff of the county in which the aircraft is found shall sell the aircraft when requested by the department.
B. The sale of an aircraft under this section shall be at public auction after notice of the sale is sent by the department by certified mail at least five but not more than twenty days before the sale directed to the last known address of the owner of the aircraft, if the owner is known. If the owner is unknown, the department shall give notice by publication in a newspaper of general circulation in the county in which the aircraft was seized. If notice is published in a weekly newspaper, the publication shall be made once each week for two consecutive weeks, or if published in a daily newspaper, six consecutive times, the last publication to be at least five but not more than ten days before the date of the sale.
C. Within five days after receipt of the proceeds of the sale, the sheriff shall transmit the entire proceeds to the department. After payment by the department of the license taxes, registration fees, penalties, lien recording fees and costs and expenses of the seizure and sale, the department shall pay the remaining proceeds of the sale to the owner from whom the aircraft was seized, if the owner is known. If the owner is unknown, the department shall deposit, pursuant to sections 35-146 and 35-147, the remaining proceeds in the state aviation fund.
D. The department may issue a certificate of release of lien on payment of the license taxes, registration fees, penalties, lien recording fees and costs and expenses of seizure and sale.