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State of Ohio

   
Execution Requirements for Non-Title Spouse or Legal Partner
  • Homestead-NO
  • Dower/Curtesy-YES, non-titled spouse must sign
  • Community Property-NO
Foreclosures
Judicial
Encumbrance Form(s)
Mortgage

Business Filing Search

Link to State website to search business filings:  http://www.sos.state.oh.us/
Closing Performed By
Notary Public; no witnesses required
Mortgage/Deed Filing Fees
First two pages:  $14.00.  Additional pages:  $4.00 each.
Document Recording Standards
Minimum 10 point font, minimum paper size 8 1/2 x 11, maximum paper size 8 1/2 x 14, blue or black ink only, no highlighting, side and bottom margins of minimum 1", 3" margin across top of the first page of each instrument and 1 1/2" across the top of each remaining.  Non-conforming fee $20.00 if document does not meet standards.
Mortgage Tax
N/A
Transfer Tax

Varies by County.  $0.50 per parcel number PLUS between $0.10 to $0.50 per every hundred dollars or fraction thereof.

Real Estate Property Taxes

Semi-Annual.  Due dates vary by County, but typically due January and July.
Bankruptcy Counties
Cuyahoga, Franklin, Hamilton, Lucas, Mahoning, Montgomery, Stark, and Summit.


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