CA Gov't Code Section 16201

If the Controller, by reason of the notice described in Section 3375 of the Revenue and Taxation Code or by reason of information from any other source, determines that all amounts owing under Article 1 (commencing with Section 16180) of this chapter have become due and payable pursuant to Section 16190, the Controller may, in addition to the options provided in Section 16200, take any of the following actions which will best serve the interest of the state:


The Controller may demand payment of such amount from any person liable therefor.


If the Controller has reasonable cause to believe that sale of the property will not satisfy the amount secured by the state’s lien, the Controller may file a claim against the estate of any decedent whose property is liable for such amount or the Controller may request the Attorney General to bring an action under Section 2931c of the Civil Code to recover the amount of the state’s lien.


The Controller may direct the Department of General Services to sell such property pursuant to Chapter 4.5 (commencing with Section 14735) of Part 5.5 of Division 3 of this title or, if applicable, Division 9 (commencing with Section 9101) of the Commercial Code.
Last Updated

Aug. 19, 2023

§ 16201’s source at ca​.gov