The publisher of SoonerPolitics.org passed this note to several of us..
There was a mixup at a central Oklahoma county Assessor's office, according to one lawyer. The staffer was accepting a homestead exemption application from a resident. The County agent wanted to know if medical marijuana was going to be grown on the property. The applicant was told that the Oklahoma Tax Commission (OTC) required the info. After further research we found out it was likely more bad training.
I asked an old friend, Sandy Hodges who is the Wagoner County Assessor. The response was quick & clear;
"On every application since the beginning of the Homestead Exemption there is a question asking if any portion of the property is used for commercial. They should not be concerned about what commercial activity. "
So if you're wanting a residential homestead exemption, the question is not required.
If you remember, Wagoner is actively courting medical marijuana businesses in their county seat.
... But there's more...
Also the law was poorly written with no direction for implementing before the law came into effect."