(A) The taxing authority of a subdivision may authorize, by specific legislation or by general legislation authorizing the fiscal officer or registrar to act for it, the issuance of a duplicate security to the holder or owner of any lost, stolen, mutilated, or destroyed security, including any appertaining coupons, as provided in section 1308.41 of the Revised Code, or any check or warrant issued in payment of debt charges, which duplicate shall be in the same general form and contain the same terms, and be signed, as required for the original instrument. The instrument so issued shall plainly show upon its face that it is a duplicate.
(B) In lieu of the issuance of a duplicate of a security that has matured, the taxing authority may authorize the fiscal officer to pay the debt charges that are due on the security, with appropriate recording of and receipt for payment.
(C) The taxing authority may require, before the issuance of such a duplicate or the making of such payment, all of the following:
(1) Proof of the loss, theft, mutilation, or destruction;
(2) Payment by the holder or owner of the reasonable expense of issuing the duplicate or making the payment, including administrative and legal expenses and any printing costs;
(3) A bond of indemnity or other type of surety, satisfactory to the fiscal officer, securing the subdivision, its officers, the paying agent, and the registrar against all loss or liability for or on account of the instrument replaced or payment made.
Effective Date: 09-17-1991 .