7-6-4422. Authorization for collection of delinquent taxes by municipalities. (1) All cities in Montana which by ordinance provide for the collection of city taxes and assessments are hereby authorized and empowered to solicit payment, ask for, receive, and receipt for delinquent taxes and assessments due any such city.
(2) Upon receipt of payment for delinquent taxes and assessments by the city treasurer of such city, it shall be the duty of such city treasurer to immediately certify to the county treasurer of the county in which such city is situated:
(a) the fact of such payment with the amount thereof;
(b) a description of the property charged with such delinquent taxes or assessments so paid; and
(c) the name of the person to whom the same were assessed.
(3) Nothing in this section is intended to or shall prevent the county treasurer of the county in which such city is situated from collecting such delinquent taxes or assessments, but this section is intended as an aid to the collector of such delinquent taxes and assessments.