2106.19 Transfer of title to watercraft or outboard motor.

(A) Upon the death of a married resident who owned at least one watercraft, one watercraft trailer, one outboard motor, or one of each at the time of death, the interest of the deceased spouse in one watercraft, one watercraft trailer, one outboard motor, or one of each that is not otherwise specifically disposed of by testamentary disposition and that is selected by the surviving spouse immediately shall pass to the surviving spouse upon receipt by the clerk of the court of common pleas, or in the case of an untitled but registered watercraft trailer, upon receipt by the bureau of motor vehicles, of both of the following:

(1) The title executed by the surviving spouse, if titled;

(2) An affidavit sworn by the surviving spouse stating the date of the decedent's death, a description of the watercraft, watercraft trailer, or outboard motor, the approximate value, and that the watercraft, watercraft trailer, or outboard motor is not disposed of by testamentary disposition.

The watercraft, watercraft trailer, or outboard motor shall not be considered an estate asset and shall not be included and stated in the estate inventory.

Transfer of a decedent's interest under this division does not affect the existence of any lien against a watercraft, watercraft trailer, or outboard motor so transferred.

(B) Except for a watercraft, watercraft trailer, or outboard motor transferred as provided in division (A) of this section, the executor or administrator may transfer title to a watercraft, watercraft trailer, or outboard motor in the manner provided for transfer of an automobile under divisions (B) and (C) of section 2106.18 of the Revised Code.

(C) A watercraft trailer under this section only refers to one trailer used to transport the watercraft transferred under this section.

Amended by 131st General Assembly File No. TBD, HB 64, §101.01, eff. 9/29/2015.

Effective Date: 10-20-1994