2015 Oklahoma Statutes
Title 12. Civil Procedure
§12-1517. Sale of property that cannot be partitioned - Procedure.
A. In addition to other provisions of law, if, upon the filing of the commissioners' report, it appears that the property cannot be partitioned in kind and the value of the property does not exceed Five Thousand Dollars ($5,000.00), the court may forthwith dispense with further regular partition proceedings and make an order directing the sheriff of the county to sell the property, in the same manner, as in sales of real estate on execution at not less than two-thirds (2/3) of the appraised value.
B. In addition to the notice required for sales of real estate on execution, notice of the sale shall be mailed with return receipt requested at least twenty (20) days prior to the sale, to all persons owning an interest in the property or to their attorneys at their respective last-known address.
C. If it can be established to the satisfaction of the court, prior to the sale, that such property is of a value in excess of Five Thousand Dollars ($5,000.00), such sale shall not be held and the court shall appoint other commissioners to reappraise the property or refer the matter to the same commissioners.
D. Confirmation of such sale shall be set for hearing not less than ten (10) days after the day of sale. A written notice of hearing on the confirmation of the sale shall be mailed, by first-class mail, postage prepaid, to all persons having an interest in the property as previously determined by the court whose names and addresses are known, at least ten (10) days before the hearing on the confirmation of the sale, and if the name or address of any such person is unknown, such notice shall also be published in a newspaper authorized by law to publish legal notices in each county in which the property is situated. If no newspaper authorized by law to publish legal notices is published in such county, the notice shall be published in some such newspaper of general circulation which is published in an adjoining county. The notice shall state the name of the person or persons being notified by publication and shall be published once at least ten (10) days prior to the date of the hearing on the notice of confirmation of the sale. An affidavit of proof of mailing and of publication, if publication is required, shall be filed in the case.
E. Upon such hearing, if satisfied with the validity and fairness of the sale, the court shall order the sheriff to issue a sheriff's deed to the purchaser of the property and, after apportionment of costs, attorney fees and expenses, direct disbursement of the sale proceeds to those persons legally entitled to receive the same.
Added by Laws 1980, c. 60, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 1980. Amended by Laws 1986, c. 227, § 5, eff. Nov. 1, 1986.
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