111-11-05 Methods of payment.

Filing fees and fees for public records services may be paid by the following methods.

(A) Cash. Payment in cash shall be accepted if paid in person at the filing office.

(B) Checks. Personal checks, cashier's checks and money orders made payable to the filing office shall be accepted for payment provided that the drawer (or the issuer in the case of a cashier's check or money order) is deemed creditworthy by the filing office in its discretion.

(C) Electronic funds transfer. The filing office may accept payment via electronic funds transfer under national automated clearing house association (NACHA)_rules from remitters who have entered into appropriate NACHA - approved arrangements for such transfers and who authorize the relevant transfer pursuant to such arrangements and rules.

(D) Prepayment account. A remitter may open an account for prepayment of fees by submitting an application prescribed by the filing officer and prepaying an amount not less than five hundred dollars. The filing officer shall issue an account number to be used by a remitter who chooses to pay filing fees by this method. The filing officer shall deduct filing fees from the remitter's prepaid account when authorized to do so by the remitter.

(E) Debit and credit cards. The filing office may accept payment by debit and credit cards issued by approved debit card issuers. Remitters shall provide the filing officer with the card number, the expiration date of the card, the name of the card issuer, the name of the person or entity to whom the card was issued and the billing address for the card. Payment will not be deemed tendered until the issuer or its agent has confirmed payment.

Effective: 01/07/2011
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 10/21/2010 and 07/15/2015
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 1309.526
Rule Amplifies: 111.16 , 111.18
Prior Effective Dates: 7/3/01 (Emer.), 9/20/01.