(B) The fee for responding to a request for information from the filing office, including for communicating whether there is on file any financing statement naming a particular debtor is:
(1) Twenty dollars if the request is communicated in writing, and
(2) Twenty dollars if the request is communicated by another medium authorized by the filing office rule.
However, the fee otherwise required under division (B) of this section is five dollars if the request is limited to communicating only whether there is on file any financing statement naming a particular debtor and the name of the secured party or record relating thereto. Division (B) of this section does not require that a fee be charged for remote access searching of the filing office data base.
(C) This section does not require a fee with respect to a record of a mortgage that is effective as a financing statement filed as a fixture filing or as a financing statement covering as-extracted collateral or timber to be cut under division (C) of section 1309.502 of the Revised Code. However, the recording and satisfaction fees that otherwise would be applicable to the record of the mortgage apply.
(D) Any person may request from the secretary of state a copy of any financing statement naming a particular debtor, owner, or lessee, and of any statement of assignment of the financing agreement, that is on file with the secretary of state. The request shall be made in writing to the secretary of state, and the secretary of state shall charge and collect a fee of five dollars for each copy requested.
Effective Date: 09-05-2001 .