2015 Oklahoma Statutes
Title 12. Civil Procedure
§12-764. Notice of sale of realty.
A. Lands and tenements taken on execution shall not be sold unless the party causing the execution to be issued:
1. Causes a written notice of sale executed by the sheriff containing the legal description of the property to be sold and stating the date, time and place where the property will be sold to be mailed, by first class mail, postage prepaid, to the judgment debtor, any holder of interest of record in the property to be sold whose interest is sought to be extinguished, and all other persons of whom the party causing the execution to be issued has notice who claim a lien or any interest in the property whose interest is sought to be extinguished, at least ten (10) days prior to the date of the sale, if the names and addresses of such persons are known; and
2. Causes public notice of the date, time and place of sale to be given by publication for two (2) successive weeks in a newspaper published in the county in which the property to be sold is situated, or in case no newspaper be published in such county, then in a newspaper of general circulation therein and by putting up an advertisement upon the courthouse door and in five other public places in such county, two of which shall be in the township where such lands and tenements lie; provided, that in counties now having a population of one hundred ten thousand (110,000) or more according to the last Federal Census, the advertisement shall be published in some newspaper published in the city or township where said lands and tenements lie or if there be no newspaper in such city or township then in some newspaper published in the county. Notice shall be executed by the sheriff and state the name of any person having an interest in the property to be sold whose interest is sought to be extinguished and whose actual address is unknown, and shall designate the person or persons whose unknown successors are being notified; and
3. Files in the case an affidavit of proof of mailing and of publication or posting.
B. A written notice of sale executed prior to the effective date of this act by the party causing the execution to be issued but otherwise conforming to the provisions of this section shall, for all purposes, be deemed valid.
C. Such sale shall not be held less than thirty (30) days after the date of first publication of the notice required in paragraph 2 of subsection A of this section. If a purchaser other than the party causing the execution to be issued, when required by the sheriff, fails to post cash or certified funds equal to ten percent (10%) of the amount bid for the property within twenty-four (24) hours of the sale, excluding Sundays and legal holidays, or otherwise fails to complete the sale, the sheriff may accept the next highest bid. Except as otherwise provided for in subsection B of this section, sales for which the provisions of subsection A of this section have not been complied with shall be set aside on motion by the court to which the execution is returnable.
R.L. 1910, § 5166. Amended by Laws 1927, c. 117, p. 184, § 1; Laws 1957, p. 81, § 1; Laws 1986, c. 227, § 3, eff. Nov. 1, 1986; Laws 1987, c. 189, § 2, operative Nov. 1, 1987.
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