Navigating Oklahoma’s New Land Ownership Law: A Guide to Compliance

With the enactment of Senate Bill 212, Oklahoma tightens the reins on foreign land ownership, taking effect on November 1, 2023. This initiative comes in the wake of increased foreign-owned marijuana farming operations. The amended law now restricts indirect land ownership by foreign individuals unless engaged in regulated interstate commerce as per federal law.

A crucial compliance requirement is the submission of a specific affidavit with every deed filed, verifying adherence to the new law. The Oklahoma Attorney General’s office has delineated three affidavit forms catering to different entities – individuals, non-exempt businesses or trusts, and exempt businesses or trusts.

To abide by this law, follow these steps:

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