INTERIM STUDY REPORT
Rep. Fred Jordan, Chairman
Oklahoma House of Representatives
Interim Study 11-081, Rep. Joe Dorman
October 18, 2011
Elton Rhoades, Concerned Citizen
• Described how a lien was placed on his home by a sub-contractor.
• Mr. Rhoades purchased countertops from a contractor. The contractor was paid in full. Notice
in the mail several months later from the supplier that lien was placed on the property. A
sheriffs sale took place and the house was purchased by someone. The mortgage remains in Mr.
Charlie Phillips Sparkman, Chief Deputy
Oklahoma County Clerk
• Provided an overview of the lien process.
• There is no requirement for supporting documentation to prove that the lien is legitimate; only
a sworn statement is required. Pre-lien notices do not affect very many liens since most are
filed by subcontractors on residential properties.
• The office only deals with the claimant who is filing the lien.
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Mr. Whitaker Letter
Attorney General Letter
Tulsa World Article
Lien Statutes in other States