Upon the death, resignation, removal, or other event terminating the appointment of a trustee of a trust, which trustee holds title to real property, the successor trustee or any co-trustee of the trust shall file with the county auditor and the county recorder of the county in which the real property is located, as soon as is practical, an affidavit reciting the name of the immediately preceding trustee and any co-trustees, the addresses of all trustees, a reference to the deed or other instrument vesting title in the trustees, and a legal description of the real property. The affidavit shall be recorded in the official records of the county recorder, and indexed in the direct and reverse indexes provided for in section 317.18 of the Revised Code.
The affidavit described in this section shall not be required if the original trust instrument naming the trustees and successors and containing relevant facts pertaining to the succession of trustees, or if a memorandum of trust in compliance with section 5301.255 of the Revised Code that contains relevant facts pertaining to the succession of trustees, is recorded in the office of the county recorder.
Failure to file the affidavit required by this section does not affect title to real property in the one or more trustees.
Amended by 130th General Assembly File No. TBD, HB 72, §1, eff. 1/30/2014.
Effective Date: 03-18-1997