1776.05 Execution, filing, and recording of statements.

(A) A statement may be filed in the office of the secretary of state. A certified copy of a statement that is filed in an office in another state may be filed in the office of the secretary of state provided that it is accompanied by a form the secretary of state prescribes for that purpose. Either filing has the effect provided in this chapter with respect to partnership property located in, or transactions that occur in, this state.

(B) A certified copy of a statement filed in the office of the secretary of state and recorded in the office of a county recorder in this state has the effect provided for recorded statements in this chapter with respect to real property in the county in which recorded. A recorded statement that is not a certified copy of a statement filed in the office of the secretary of state does not have the effect provided for recorded statements in this chapter.

(C) At least one partner or one person the partnership authorizes shall execute any statement a partnership files. A partner, a person the partnership authorizes, or other person this chapter authorizes shall execute other statements. An individual who executes a statement shall personally declare, under penalty of perjury, that the contents of the statement are accurate.

(D) A person authorized by this chapter to file a statement may amend or cancel the statement by filing an amendment or cancellation that names the partnership, identifies the statement, and states the substance of the amendment or cancellation.

(E) A person who files a statement pursuant to this chapter shall promptly send a copy of that statement to every nonfiling partner and to any other person named as a partner in the statement. Failure to send a copy of a statement to a partner or other person does not limit the effectiveness of the statement as to a person not a partner.

(F) The secretary of state may collect a fee for filing a statement or providing a certified copy of a statement. The county recorder may collect a fee for recording a statement.

(G) When a partnership files its first statement with the secretary of state, the secretary of state shall assign a unique identifying number to that partnership. Whenever a person files a statement relating to a partnership to which the secretary of state has assigned an identifying number or files a statement with a county recorder, the statement shall include the identifying number assigned to the partnership.

Cite as R.C. § 1776.05

History. Effective Date: 2008 HB332 08-06-2008