2015 Oklahoma Statutes
Title 31. Homestead and Exemptions
§31-2. Homestead - Area and value - Indian allottees - Temporary renting.

31 OK Stat § 31-2 (2015) What's This?

A. The homestead of any person in this state, not within any city or town, shall consist of not more than one hundred sixty (160) acres of land, which may be in one or more parcels, to be selected by the owner.

B. Effective November 1, 1997, the homestead of any person in this state, not within any city or town, annexed by a city or town on or after November 1, 1997, owned and occupied and used for both residential and commercial agricultural purposes shall consist of not more than one hundred sixty (160) acres of land, which may be in one or more parcels, to be selected by the owner.

C. The homestead of any person within any city or town, owned and occupied as a residence only, or used for both residential and business purposes, shall consist of not exceeding one (1) acre of land, to be selected by the owner. For purposes of this subsection, at least seventy-five percent (75%) of the total square foot area of the improvements for which a homestead exemption is claimed must be used as the principal residence in order to qualify for the exemption. If more than twenty-five percent (25%) of the total square foot area of the improvements for which a homestead exemption is claimed is used for business purposes, the homestead exemption amount shall not exceed Five Thousand Dollars ($5,000.00).

D. Nothing in the laws of the United States, or any treaties with the Indian tribes in the state, shall deprive any Indian or other allottee of the benefit of the homestead and exemption laws of the state.

E. Any temporary renting of the homestead shall not change the character of the same, when no other homestead has been acquired.

R.L. 1910, § 3343. Amended by Laws 1980, c. 342, § 2, emerg. eff. June 25, 1980; Laws 1997, c. 104, § 2, eff. Nov. 1, 1997; Laws 1997, c. 345, § 2, eff. Nov. 1, 1997.

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