323.79 Appeal by aggrieved party in court of common pleas.

Any party to any proceeding instituted pursuant to sections 323.65 to 323.79 of the Revised Code who is aggrieved in any of the proceedings of the county board of revision under those sections may file an appeal in the court of common pleas pursuant to Chapters 2505. and 2506. of the Revised Code upon a final order of foreclosure and forfeiture by the board. A final order of foreclosure and forfeiture occurs upon confirmation of any sale or upon confirmation of any conveyance or transfer to a certificate holder, community development organization, county land reutilization corporation organized under Chapter 1724. of the Revised Code, municipal corporation, county, or township pursuant to sections 323.65 to 323.79 of the Revised Code. An appeal as provided in this section shall proceed as an appeal de novo and may include issues raised or adjudicated in the proceedings before the county board of revision, as well as other issues that are raised for the first time on appeal and that are pertinent to the abandoned land that is the subject of those proceedings.

An appeal shall be filed not later than fourteen days after the date on which the order of confirmation of the sale or of the conveyance or transfer to a certificate holder, community development organization, county land reutilization corporation, municipal corporation, county, or township is filed with and journalized by the clerk of court. The court does not have jurisdiction to hear any appeal filed after the expiration of that fourteen-day period. If the fourteenth day after the date on which the confirmation is filed with the clerk of court falls upon a weekend or official holiday during which the court is closed, then the filing shall be made on the next day the court is open for business.

Effective Date: 09-28-2006; 2008 SB353 04-07-2009; 2008 SB353 04-07-2009