§ 34-16-1. Action brought by person claiming through sale or proceedings requiring notice.
Any person or persons claiming title to real estate, which title is based upon or has come through a deed of a tax collector or town or city treasurer upon sale of real estate for the collection of taxes, assessments, or municipal liens of any kind, or of a sheriff on execution sale, or any deed, grant, or conveyance given under judicial proceedings, or otherwise, the validity of which depends upon notice of any kind, may, although his or her title to the real estate is undisputed, bring a civil action against the person or persons whose title and interest, or either, were sold out under the sale or proceedings, and against any other persons that may be interested in the real estate because of the sale or proceedings, or the giving of such a deed to determine the validity of the title or estate of the person or persons therein, to remove any cloud thereon, and to affirm and quiet the possession and title of the person or persons; provided, however, that where a period of redemption is by statute provided, in which the real estate passing under any sale or proceedings described in this section may be redeemed, the period of redemption must have expired before the bringing of any action under this section.
(G.L. 1923, ch. 339, § 40; P.L. 1932, ch. 1906, § 1; G.L. 1938, ch. 528, § 26; G.L. 1956, § 34-16-1.)