2303.02 Bond of clerk.

Except as otherwise provided in section 3.061 of the Revised Code, before entering upon the discharge of official duties , the clerk of the court of common pleas shall give a bond signed by a bonding or surety company authorized to do business in this state, or, at the clerk's option, by two or more freeholders having real estate in the value of double the amount of the bond over and above all encumbrances to the state in a sum not less than ten thousand nor more than forty thousand dollars, to be fixed by the board of county commissioners, and the surety company to be approved by the board. The bond shall be conditioned that such clerk will enter and record all the orders, decrees, judgments, and proceedings of the courts of which such clerk is the clerk, pay over all moneys received by the clerk in an official capacity, and faithfully and impartially discharge the official duties of the clerk's office. The expense or premium for such bond shall be paid by the board and charged to the general fund of the county. Such bond, with the oath of office and the approval of the board indorsed thereon, shall be deposited with the county treasurer and kept in the treasurer's office.

Amended by 132nd General Assembly File No. TBD, HB 291, §1, eff. 3/20/2019.

Effective Date: 10-01-1953 .