(A) For filing articles of incorporation or a certificate of amendment of articles or a certificate of merger, consolidation, division, or dissolution, and with respect to the issuance of shares of stock, an association organized under this chapter shall pay to the secretary of state the fees imposed by section 111.16 of the Revised Code. In the case of a certificate of division, the filing fee shall be the same as for a certificate of merger or consolidation.
(B) When the articles of incorporation, or a certificate of amendment of articles, or a certificate of merger, consolidation, conversion, division, or dissolution is filed with the secretary of state, the secretary of state shall, if the articles or certificate complies with this chapter, endorse approval thereon, the date of filing, a file number, and make a legible copy thereof by any authorized method. The original or a copy of the articles or certificate, certified by the secretary of state, shall be returned to the person filing the articles or certificate.
(C) All persons shall have the opportunity to acquire a copy of the articles and other certificates filed and recorded in the office of the secretary of state, but no person dealing with the association shall be charged with constructive notice of the contents of any such articles or certificates by reason of the filing or recording.
Effective Date: 08-05-1998 .