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§ 42-104. Hearing and determination--Extent of relief

Oklahoma Statutes AnnotatedTitle 11. Cities and Towns

Oklahoma Statutes Annotated
Title 11. Cities and Towns (Refs & Annos)
Chapter 1. Municipal Code (Refs & Annos)
Buildings, Zoning and Planning
Article XLII. Vacating Plats and Public Ways (Refs & Annos)
11 Okl.St.Ann. § 42-104
§ 42-104. Hearing and determination--Extent of relief
A. If the applicant for vacation produces to the court satisfactory evidence that the service of notice, mailing, and notice of publication required by Section 42-103 of this title has been given, the court shall proceed to hear and determine the application as well as any objections thereto.
B. If the application shall be for the vacation of the entire plat, and no owner of any portion thereof or the holder of a franchise or other special right or privilege shall appear and object to such vacation, the entire plat may be vacated. If it shall appear that portions of the plat are not used or required for county or municipal purposes, or for the holder of a franchise or other special right or privilege, as platted, the court may vacate such portions thereof as will not injuriously affect the rights of owners of other portions of the plat or the public.
C. If the application shall be by the owner of a portion of the platted tract for the vacation of such portion only, or for the vacation of a street, alley, easement or portion thereof abutting such portion, the court may vacate such portion or abutting street, alley, easement or portion thereof as will not injuriously affect the rights of owners of other portions of the plat or the public if it shall appear that:
1. The portion or abutting street, alley, easement or portion thereof desired to be vacated is either not used or not required for county or municipal purposes or for the use of the holder of a franchise or anyone having a special right or privilege granted by ordinance or legislative enactment; and accordingly, said street, alley, easement or portion thereof has been closed to the public by enactment of any ordinance or resolution;
2. The platted street, alley, easement or portion thereof on or across such portion has never been used by the public; or
3. The public has for more than ninety (90) days abandoned such by nonuser, or that the same has been enclosed and occupied adversely to the public for more than ninety (90) days, and that application has been made to the governing body of the county or municipality where the property is located at least ninety (90) days prior to the filing of the application for vacation in the district court for an ordinance or resolution closing the street, alley, easement or portion thereof to public use, but the governing body has failed, refused or neglected to enact such an ordinance or resolution.

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Laws 1977, c. 256, § 42-104, eff. July 1, 1978; Laws 1979, c. 236, § 3, eff. Oct. 1, 1979.
11 Okl. St. Ann. § 42-104, OK ST T. 11 § 42-104
Current with legislation of the Second Regular Session of the 58th Legislature (2022) effective through October 1, 2022. Some sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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