317.11 Names printed or typed on instruments before recording when signatures illegible.

No instrument by which the title to real estate or personal property or any interest therein or lien thereon, is conveyed, created, encumbered, assigned, discharged, canceled or otherwise disposed of, shall be received for record of filing by the county recorder, if the signatures of the persons signing such instrument are illegibly written, unless the name of each person who in any capacity signed such instrument, and whose written signature is illegible, is legibly printed, typewritten, or stamped upon such instrument immediately beneath the signature of such person. The recorder shall receive any such instrument for record or filing, although it does not comply with this paragraph, if the name of each such person appears elsewhere in the instrument legibly printed, typewritten, or stamped, or if there is written on or attached to the instrument, for record, an affidavit of some person having personal knowledge of the facts, which affidavit states the correct name of the person whose signature was illegibly written and whose name was not printed, typewritten, or stamped thereon.

Whenever, in this section it is required that the name of a person be printed, typewritten, or stamped upon such instrument immediately beneath the signature of such person, such signature shall be written upon the instrument directly preceding or above the printed, typewritten, or stamped name. Such printed, typewritten, or stamped name shall not be superimposed upon the signature so as to render either illegible. Any such instrument shall be entitled to be received for record or filing if the printed, typewritten, or stamped name and signature are deemed by the recorder to be so placed upon such instrument as to render the connection between the two apparent. Any instrument received and recorded or filed by a recorder is conclusively presumed to comply with the requirements of this section, which shall be in addition to the requirements imposed by any other law relating to the recording of instruments.

This section does not apply to any instrument executed prior to October 11, 1945, nor to the following: Any decree, order, judgment, or writ of any court; any will, or death certificate; any instrument executed or acknowledged outside this state. This section does not apply to any instrument upon which the signature itself is printed, typewritten, or stamped.

Cite as R.C. § 317.11

History. Effective Date: 10-01-1953