2018 Oklahoma Statutes
Title 84. Wills and Succession
§84-271. Conditions of escheat.

Universal Citation: 84 OK Stat § 84-271 (2018)

Subject to the provisions of Sections 271.1 through 277 of this title, the estate or property of any person shall escheat to and vest in the state if:

1. Such person die seized of any real property, including minerals or mineral interests, or possessed of any personal estate, without any devise thereof, and having no heirs; or

2. Such person is the owner of any real or personal estate (except mineral interests subject to sale under Section 271.1 of this title), and shall be absent for the term of seven (7) years, and is not known to exist. Provided, that where no will is recorded or probated in the county where such property is situate within seven (7) years after the death of such owner, it shall be prima facie evidence that there was no will, and where no lawful claim is asserted to, or lawful acts of ownership exercised in such property for the period of seven (7) years, and this has been proved to the satisfaction of the court, it shall be deemed prima facie evidence of the death of the owner and of the failure of heirs; and the court trying the cause, may, if such evidence is not rebutted, find therefrom in favor of the state; provided, further, that the state may, without waiting the limit of seven (7) years, bring proceedings and escheat any such property by making proof of the death of the owner and the failure of heirs, and nonexistence of will.

R.L.1910, § 8436; Laws 2005, c. 421, § 2, emerg. eff. June 6, 2005.

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