An applicant for a license to conduct a new merchandise public-auction sale shall give a penal bond to the state with sufficient surety, approved by and filed with the auditor of the county in which such sale is proposed to be held, in the sum of the value of the new merchandise described in the application required by section 1318.02 of the Revised Code, for the satisfaction of all judgments, tax assessments, or fines against the applicant arising out of or by reason of such sale and for which an action or prosecution is commenced within one year after such sale, or in the case of taxes, the assessment of which is within one year after such sale.
In such bond the applicant and surety shall appoint the county auditor as their agent for the service of process in any civil suit or proceeding instituted against the applicant or surety and arising out of or by reason of such sale. Such process shall be served by the officer to whom the service is directed upon the auditor by leaving at his office a true and attested copy thereof, and by sending to the defendant by registered mail and addressed to the defendant at his last known address a duplicate copy with an endorsement thereon of the service upon the auditor.
Cite as R.C. § 1318.03
History. Effective Date: 10-11-1955