(A) When the clerk of a court of common pleas issues a physical certificate of title for a watercraft or outboard motor, the clerk shall issue it over the clerk's official seal. All physical certificates of title to watercraft or outboard motors shall contain the information required in the application for them as prescribed by section 1548.07 of the Revised Code, as well as spaces for the dates of notation and cancellation of each lien, mortgage, or encumbrance, over the signature of the clerk. If any certificate of title is issued for a watercraft or outboard motor in which two persons are establishing joint ownership with right of survivorship under section 2106.17 of the Revised Code, the certificate, in addition to the information required by this section, shall show that the two persons have established joint ownership with right of survivorship in the watercraft or outboard motor.
An assignment of certificate of title before a notary public or other officer empowered to administer oaths shall appear on the reverse side of each physical certificate of title in the form to be prescribed by the chief of the division of parks and watercraft. The assignment form shall include a warranty that the signer is the owner of the watercraft or outboard motor and that there are no mortgages, liens, or encumbrances on the watercraft or outboard motor except as are noted on the face of the certificate of title.
(B) An electronic certificate of title is an electronic record stored in the automated title processing system that establishes ownership of a watercraft or outboard motor, as well as any security interests that exist in that watercraft or outboard motor.
Amended by 131st General Assembly File No. TBD, SB 293, §1, eff. 9/14/2016.
Effective Date: 07-23-2002; 09-16-2004