2329.271 Identifying information submitted by purchaser.

(A)

(1) Subject to division (A)(2) of this section, the purchaser of lands and tenements taken in execution shall submit to the officer who makes the sale the following information:

(a)

(i) If the purchaser is an individual, the information shall include the individual's name, mailing address, which shall not be a post office box, electronic mail address, telephone number, and financial transaction device information of the purchaser;

(ii) If the purchaser is an entity, the information shall include the entity's legal name, trade name if different from its legal name, state and date of formation, active status with the office of the secretary of state, mailing address, telephone number, financial transaction device information, the name of an individual contact person for the entity, and the contact person's title, mailing address, which shall not be a post office box, electronic mail address, and telephone number.

(b) An attorney or a law firm that represents a purchaser may submit the information required under division (A)(1)(a) of this section in a representative capacity, either as an individual or entity.

(c) If the lands and tenements taken in execution are residential rental property and the residential rental property is purchased by a trust, business trust, estate, partnership, limited partnership, limited liability company, association, corporation, or any other business entity, the name, address, and telephone number of the following with the provision that the purchaser be readily accessible through the identified contact person:

(i) A trustee, in the case of a trust or business trust;

(ii) The executor or administrator, in the case of an estate;

(iii) A general partner, in the case of a partnership or a limited partnership;

(iv) A member, manager, or officer, in the case of a limited liability company;

(v) An associate, in the case of an association;

(vi) An officer, in the case of a corporation;

(vii) A member, manager, or officer, in the case of any other business entity.

(d) A statement indicating whether the purchaser will occupy the lands and tenements.

(2) If the lands and tenements taken in execution are not residential rental property and the purchaser of those lands and tenements is a corporation, partnership, association, estate, trust, or other business organization the only place of business of which is in the county in which the real property is located, the information required by divisions (A)(1)(a) and (d) of this section shall be the contact information for the office of an employee of the purchasing entity that is located in that county and that the purchasing entity has designated to receive notices or inquiries about the property. If the purchasing entity has a place of business outside the county in which the real property is located and the purchasing entity's principal place of business is located in this state, the information required by divisions (A)(1)(a) and (d) of this section shall be the contact information for the office of an employee of the purchasing entity that is located in this state and that the purchasing entity has designated to receive notices or inquiries about the property. If the purchasing entity's principal place of business is not located in this state, the information required by divisions (A)(1)(a) and (d) of this section shall be the contact information for a natural person who is employed by the purchasing entity at the purchasing entity's principal place of business outside of this state and whom the purchasing entity has designated to receive notices or inquiries about the property.

(B)

(1) The information required by division (A) of this section shall be part of the record of the court of common pleas. If the court has ordered or the clerk of the court has issued an order for the sheriff to advertise and sell the lands and tenements, the information also shall be part of the sheriffs record of proceedings. Except as provided in division (B)(2) of this section, the information is a public record and open to public inspection.

(2) The electronic mail address, telephone number, and financial transaction device information required in division (A)(1) of this section are confidential and not public records for purposes of section 149.43 of the Revised Code.

(C) As used in this section, "financial transaction device" has the same meaning as in section 301.28 of the Revised Code.

Amended by 131st General Assembly File No. TBD, HB 390, §101.01, eff. 9/28/2016.

Effective Date: 2008 HB138 09-11-2008