1311.29 Copy of affidavit to be filed with county recorder to notify other subcontractors, materialmen, and laborers - priority of claims.

A subcontractor, material supplier, laborer, or person who serves the affidavit pursuant to section 1311.26 of the Revised Code, in order to notify other subcontractors, material suppliers, and laborers, within thirty days thereafter, shall file for record a copy of the affidavit with the county recorder of the county where the public improvement is situated or with the county recorder of each of the counties where the public improvement is situated if the public improvement is situated in more than one county. The filing for record of the affidavit with the county recorders gives such subcontractor, material supplier, laborer, or person filing the affidavit as provided in section 1311.26 of the Revised Code, a preference, as to payments subsequently due from the public authority, over such of the other subcontractors, material suppliers, and laborers who have failed, prior to the date any such payment is due, to file the affidavit provided for in section 1311.26 of the Revised Code, and to file for record the copy thereof with the county recorders as provided in this section. On detained funds, such claimants have no priority among themselves, but payment thereon shall be made to them in amounts prorated according to the amount of the then-existing valid claim of each. The failure of any claimant to file for record a copy of the affidavit with the county recorders does not affect the validity of the claimant's amount claimed with respect to persons other than such of the claimant's other subcontractors, material suppliers, and laborers who have filed for record copies of their affidavits with the county recorders, and, against detained funds, such claimants who have failed to make such filing for record with the county recorders have no priority among themselves, but, after all claims having preference over theirs have been paid, payment shall be made to them in amounts prorated according to the amount of the then-existing valid claim of each.

The recorder shall endorse upon every affidavit the date and hour of its filing, and record every affidavit filed for record. For recording or making a copy of the affidavit or certificate of the date of such filing for record, the recorder is entitled to the same fees as are provided for in section 317.32 of the Revised Code.

Cite as R.C. § 1311.29

History. Effective Date: 04-10-1991; 03-30-2007