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47-1115.1.


47-1115.1.
   
   In addition to the penalties provided in the Oklahoma Vehicle License
   and Registration Act, after ninety (90) days from the expiration date
   for annual registration of a vehicle, the Oklahoma Tax Commission,
   Department of Public Safety, county sheriffs, and all other duly
   authorized peace officers of this state may seize and take into
   custody every vehicle owned within this state not bearing or
   displaying a proper license plate required by the Oklahoma Vehicle
   License and Registration Act. The vehicle shall not be released to the
   owner until it is duly registered and the license, registration, or
   title fee and penalties due are paid in full, proof of security or an
   affidavit that the vehicle will not be used on public highways or
   public streets, as required pursuant to Section 7-600 et seq. of this
   title, is furnished, and the cost of seizure, including the reasonable
   cost of taking the vehicle into custody and storing the vehicle, have
   been paid. In the event the owner of any vehicle seized fails to pay
   such fees and penalties due, together with cost of seizure and
   storage, and fails to provide proof of security or an affidavit that
   the vehicle will not be used on public highways or public streets, the
   Oklahoma Tax Commission or its motor license agents shall proceed to
   sell the vehicle by posting not less than five notices of sale in five
   different public places in the county where the vehicle is located,
   one of such notices to be posted at the place where the vehicle is
   stored. A copy of the notice shall also be sent by certified mail,
   restricted delivery, with return receipt requested, to the last-known
   address of the registered owner of the vehicle. The vehicle shall be
   sold at such sale subject to the following terms and conditions:
   
   1. In the event the sale price is equal to, or greater than, the total
   costs of sale, seizure and the fee and penalty, the purchaser shall be
   issued a certificate of purchase, license plate, manufactured home
   registration receipt and decal and registration certificate;
   
   2. In the event the sale price is less than the total costs of sale,
   seizure, and the fee and penalty, the vehicle shall be sold as junk to
   the highest bidder, whereupon the bidder shall receive a certificate
   of purchase; and if the vehicle be dismantled, the record to the
   junked vehicle shall be canceled. If not dismantled, the vehicle shall
   be immediately registered; or
   
   3. Any residue remaining unclaimed by the delinquent owner shall be
   administered in accordance with the Uniform Unclaimed Property Act.
   

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