Q: Is it Legal for the city utility office to require payment on an old account from 13 years ago Before turning on utilits
Title 12. Civil Procedure
§12-95. Limitation of other actions.
Universal Citation: 12 OK Stat § 12-95
A. Civil actions other than for the recovery of real property can only be brought within the following periods, after the cause of action shall have accrued, and not afterwards:
1. Within five (5) years: An action upon any contract, agreement, or promise in writing;
A: You have cited a stat statute that governs litigation in the state courts. The city utility is not suing you for the ancient bills you never paid; they are telling you to pay your ancient debt or go get your utilities elsewhere. Be happy they are not asking for interest on this 13 year old obligation.
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