2015 Oklahoma Statutes
Title 12. Civil Procedure
§12-1148.5A. Constructive service of summons.
If, in the exercise of reasonable diligence, service cannot be made upon the defendant personally nor upon any person residing upon the premises over fifteen (15) years of age, then in lieu of service by certified mail, service may be obtained for the sole purpose of adjudicating the right to restitution of the premises by the sheriff's posting or by private process service posting of said summons conspicuously on the building on the premises, and, if there be no building on said premises, then by posting the same at some conspicuous place on the premises sought to be recovered at least five (5) days prior to the date of trial, and by the claimant's mailing a copy of said summons to the defendant at his last-known address by certified mail at least five (5) days prior to said date of trial. Such service shall confer no jurisdiction upon the court to render any judgment against the defendant for the payment of money nor for any relief other than the restoration of possession of the premises to the claimant, unless the defendant appears at trial. Such service shall not be rendered ineffectual by the failure of the defendant to actually see or receive such posted process nor by his failure to actually receive or sign a return receipt for such mailed process.
Added by Laws 1976, c. 68, § 1. Amended by Laws 1989, c. 205, § 1, eff. Nov. 1, 1989; Laws 1989, c. 347, § 2, eff. Nov. 1, 1989; Laws 1990, c. 89, § 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1990; Laws 1996, c. 339, § 1, eff. Nov. 1, 1996.
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