2014 Oklahoma Statutes
Title 4. Animals
§4-135. Proceedings after distraint - Assessment of damages - Notices - Sale - Surplus.
A. Within forty-eight (48) hours after stock has been distrained, Sunday not being included, the party distraining, or such party's agent, shall notify the owner of the stock when known, or, if unknown, the party having them in charge. If the owner fails to satisfy the person whose lands are trespassed upon, the party injured shall, within twenty-four (24) hours thereafter, notify in writing the county sheriff to come upon the premises to view and assess the damages.
B. The county sheriff shall, within forty-eight (48) hours after receiving such notice, Sundays and holidays excepted, proceed to view and assess the damages, and determine a reasonable amount to be paid for seizing and keeping said stock. If the person owning the distrained stock fails to pay the damages as assessed, the sheriff shall provide for the public notice and sale of the distrained stock as provided by Section 85.6 of this title.
C. Any money or stock left after satisfying such claims shall be returned to the owner of the stock sold.
R.L. 1910, § 153. Amended by Laws 1968, c. 72, § 1; Laws 1997, c. 44, § 3, eff. Nov. 1, 1997.
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