Effective January 1, 2010, Chapter 1777 is repealed and no longer governs partnerships. 2008 HB332.
Except as provided in this section, every partnership transacting business in this state under a fictitious name, or under a designation not showing the names of the persons interested as partners in the partnership, shall file for record, with the county recorder of the county in which its principal office or place of business is situated and of each county in which it owns real property, a certificate to be recorded and indexed by the recorder, stating the names in full of all the members of the partnership and their places of residence. The county auditor shall not transfer, and the county recorder shall not record, any conveyance of real property to or from any such partnership, unless the instrument is endorsed by the county recorder, showing that the partnership has filed and the county recorder has recorded the certificate required by this section. For the recording and indexing of each certificate required by this section, the recorder shall charge the partnership filing the certificate the fee indicated by section 317.32 of the Revised Code.
The certificate shall be signed by the partners and acknowledged by some officer authorized to take acknowledgments of deeds, except that in the case of a joint stock company or a commercial partnership whose capital stock is represented by shares or certificates of stock transferable on the books of the concern and whose business is conducted by a board of directors and by officers, any authorized officer of such company or partnership may sign and acknowledge the certificate, giving in it the names of all the persons interested as partners or shareholders in such company or partnership, and except that a domestic or foreign limited partnership that is formed under or registered pursuant to Chapter 1782. of the Revised Code or a domestic or foreign limited liability partnership that is organized under or registered pursuant to Chapter 1775. of the Revised Code need not file a certificate pursuant to this section.
A commercial partnership established and transacting business outside the United States, without filing the certificate prescribed in this section, may use in this state the partnership name used by it there, although such name is fictitious or does not show the names of the persons interested as partners in the business.
Effective Date: 10-04-1996; 2008 HB332 01-01-2010