2703.14 Service by publication.

Service may be made by publication in any of the following cases:

(A) In an action for the recovery of real property or of an estate or interest in real property, when the defendant is not a resident of this state or his place of residence cannot be ascertained;

(B) In an action for the partition of real property, when the defendant is not a resident of this state or his place of residence cannot be ascertained;

(C) In an action to foreclose a mortgage or to enforce a lien or other encumbrance or charge on real property, when the defendant is not a resident of this state or his place of residence cannot be ascertained;

(D) In an action to compel the specific performance of a contract for the sale of real property, when the defendant is not a resident of this state or his place of residence cannot be ascertained;

(E) In connection with giving notice of the admission of a will to probate, when the place of residence of a defendant or other person entitled to notice is not known and cannot with reasonable diligence be ascertained;

(F) In an action by an executor, administrator, guardian, or trustee seeking the direction of the court respecting the trust or property to be administered and the rights of the parties in interest, when the defendant is not a resident of this state or his place of residence cannot be ascertained;

(G) In an action in which it is sought by a provisional remedy to take or to appropriate in any way property of the defendant, when the defendant is not a resident of this state or is a foreign corporation or his place of residence cannot be ascertained;

(H) In an action against a corporation organized under the laws of this state that has failed to elect officers or to appoint an agent upon whom service of summons can be made and that has no place of doing business in this state;

(I) In an action that relates to or the subject of which is real or personal property in this state, when the defendant has or claims a lien on the property or an actual or contingent interest in the property or the relief demanded consists wholly or partly in excluding him from any interest in the property, and the defendant is not a resident of this state or is a foreign corporation or his place of residence cannot be ascertained;

(J) In an action against an executor, administrator, or guardian who has given bond in that capacity in this state but who, at the time of the commencement of the action, is not a resident of this state or his place of residence cannot be ascertained;

(K) In an action or proceeding for a new trial or other relief after judgment, or to impeach a judgment or order for fraud, or to obtain an order of satisfaction thereof, when the defendant is not a resident of this state or his place of residence cannot be ascertained;

(L) In an action in which the defendant, being a resident of this state, has departed from the county of his residence with intent to delay or defraud his creditors or to avoid the service of a summons, or keeps himself concealed with a similar intent.

Cite as R.C. § 2703.14

History. Effective Date: 06-23-1994