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§ 42-113. Hearing and disposition of petition to foreclose or reopen

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. § 42-113
§ 42-113. Hearing and disposition of petition to foreclose or reopen
A. At the hearing on the petition, the district court shall inquire into the merits of the petition and take testimony as in any special proceeding and, upon determination of the issues, may:
1. grant the foreclosure of the right to reopen the public way or easement unless the municipality has established that it has a present or future reason to reopen or use the public way or easement as a public way or easement;
2. grant the request to reopen the public way or easement;
3. deny the petition; or
4. make any proper order pursuant to the facts and the law.
B. The order granting foreclosure of the right to reopen the vacated public way or easement, or portion thereof, shall vest a complete fee simple title in and to the vacated part or portion thereof which reverted to the real estate.
C. When any public way or easement is vacated, the same shall revert to the owners of real estate adjacent to such public way or easement on each side, in proportion to the frontage of the real estate, except in cases where such public way or easement has been taken and appropriated to public use in a different proportion, in which case it shall revert to adjacent lots or real estate in proportion to which it was taken from them or dedicated. Provided, however, when any public way or easement so vacated remains bounded on all sides by public ways, public grounds, or public easements, title to the entire tract vacated shall vest in the municipality but may then be used by the municipality or a leasehold conveyed by act of the governing body for any lawful purpose, public or private.

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Laws 1977, c. 256, § 42-113, eff. July 1, 1978; Laws 1984, c. 126, § 73, eff. Nov. 1, 1984; Laws 1990, c. 194, § 2, emerg. eff. May 10, 1990.
11 Okl. St. Ann. § 42-113, OK ST T. 11 § 42-113
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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