Chapter 325: COMPENSATION

325.01 Manner of paying officials - general county fund.

Each county auditor, county treasurer, clerk of the court of common pleas, sheriff, county recorder, county commissioner, prosecuting attorney, and coroner shall receive, out of the general county fund, compensation as provided by sections 325.03 to 325.11 , and 325.15 of the Revised Code, payable in the same manner as provided for county employees in section 325.17 of the Revised Code.

Effective Date: 12-06-1976

325.02 Salaries in lieu of fees - exception.

The salaries and compensation of county officers provided for by sections 325.03 to 325.09 of the Revised Code, shall be in lieu of all fees, costs, penalties, percentages, allowances, and all other perquisites, of whatever kind, which any of such officials collects and receives, except such compensation as is provided by section 5731.47 of the Revised Code.

Effective Date: 03-22-1973

325.03 Salary of county auditor.

Each county auditor shall be classified, for salary purposes, according to the population of the county. All county auditors shall receive annual compensation in accordance with the following schedules and in accordance with section 325.18 of the Revised Code:

(A) CLASSIFICATION AND COMPENSATION SCHEDULE

FOR CALENDAR YEAR 2000

Class Population Range Compensation

1 1 - 20,000 $39,368

2 20,001 - 40,000 41,706

3 40,001 - 55,000 43,911

4 55,001 - 70,000 45,376

5 70,001 - 85,000 46,876

6 85,001 - 95,000 51,801

7 95,001 - 105,000 53,383

8 105,001 - 125,000 54,927

9 125,001 - 175,000 57,950

10 175,001 - 275,000 59,911

11 275,001 - 400,000 65,004

12 400,001 - 550,000 67,213

13 550,001 - 1,000,000 69,267

14 over 1,000,000 71,225

(B) CLASSIFICATION AND COMPENSATION SCHEDULE FOR CALENDAR YEAR 2001

Class Population Range Compensation

1 1 - 20,000 $40,549

2 20,001 - 40,000 42,957

3 40,001 - 55,000 45,228

4 55,001 - 70,000 46,737

5 70,001 - 85,000 48,282

6 85,001 - 95,000 53,356

7 95,001 - 105,000 54,983

8 105,001 - 125,000 56,575

9 125,001 - 175,000 59,690

10 175,001 - 275,000 61,708

11 275,001 - 400,000 66,953

12 400,001 - 550,000 69,229

13 550,001 - 1,000,000 71,345

14 over 1,000,000 73,362

(C) CLASSIFICATION AND COMPENSATION SCHEDULE FOR CALENDAR YEAR 2002

Class Population Range Compensation

1 1 - 20,000 $41,765

2 20,001 - 40,000 44,246

3 40,001 - 55,000 46,585

4 55,001 - 70,000 48,139

5 70,001 - 85,000 49,731

6 85,001 - 95,000 54,957

7 95,001 - 105,000 56,633

8 105,001 - 125,000 58,272

9 125,001 - 175,000 61,480

10 175,001 - 275,000 63,560

11 275,001 - 400,000 68,962

12 400,001 - 550,000 71,306

13 550,001 - 1,000,000 73,485

14 over 1,000,000 75,563

(D) CLASSIFICATION AND COMPENSATION SCHEDULE AFTER CALENDAR YEAR 2002

Class Population Range Compensation

1 1 - 20,000 $45,573

2 20,001 - 35,000 47,983

3 35,001 - 55,000 49,584

4 55,001 - 95,000 58,332

5 95,001 - 200,000 65,466

6 200,001 - 400,000 73,445

7 400,001 - 1,000,000 77,829

8 1,000,001 or more 80,164

Effective Date: 06-03-2002

325.04 Salary of county treasurer.

Each county treasurer shall be classified, for salary purposes, according to the population of the county. All county treasurers shall receive annual compensation in accordance with the following schedules:

CLASSIFICATION AND COMPENSATION

SCHEDULE FOR CALENDAR YEAR 2000

Class Population Range Compensation

1 1 --20,000 $29,932

2 20,001 --40,000 32,426

3 40,001 --55,000 34,921

4 55,001 --70,000 37,415

5 70,001 --85,000 39,078

6 85,001 --95,000 42,404

7 95,001 --105,000 44,067

8 105,001 --125,000 45,729

9 125,001 --175,000 48,640

10 175,001 --275,000 50,718

11 275,001 --400,000 54,460

12 400,001 --550,000 56,538

13 550,001 --1,000,000 58,617

14 over 1,000,000 60,695

CLASSIFICATION AND COMPENSATION

SCHEDULE FOR CALENDAR YEAR 2001

Class Population Range Compensation

1 1 --20,000 $33,399

2 20,001 --35,000 35,969

3 35,001 --55,000 38,537

4 55,001 --95,000 45,389

5 95,001 --200,000 52,240

6 200,001 --400,000 58,234

7 400,001 --1,000,000 62,516

8 1,000,001 or more 64,704

Effective Date: 12-08-2000

325.05 [Repealed].

Effective Date: 01-10-1961

325.06 Salary of sheriff.

(A) Each sheriff shall be classified, for salary purposes, according to the population of the county. All sheriffs shall receive annual compensation in accordance with the following schedules and in accordance with section 325.18 of the Revised Code:

CLASSIFICATION AND COMPENSATION

SCHEDULE FOR CALENDAR YEAR 2000

Class Population Range Compensation

1 1 -- 20,000 $37, 172

2 20,001 -- 40,000 39,666

3 40,001 -- 55,000 42,160

4 55,001 -- 70,000 43,824

5 70,001 -- 85,000 47,737

6 85,001 -- 95,000 49,401

7 95,001 -- 105,000 51,063

8 105,001 -- 125,000 52,727

9 125,001 -- 175,000 55,636

10 175,001 -- 275,000 62,216

11 275,001 -- 400,000 64,296

12 400,001 -- 600,000 69,699

13 600,001 -- 1,000,000 71,778

14 over 1,000,000 73,857

CLASSIFICATION AND COMPENSATION

SCHEDULE FOR CALENDAR YEAR 2001

Class Population Range Compensation

1 1 -- 20,000 $40,855

2 20,001 -- 35,000 43,425

3 35,001 -- 55,000 45,139

4 55,001 -- 70,000 52,595

5 95,001 -- 200,000 64,082

6 200,001 -- 400,000 71,790

7 400,001 -- 1,000,000 76,073

8 1,000,001 or more 78,279

(B) In addition to the annual compensation that a sheriff receives under this section for performing the duties of sheriff prescribed by law, each sheriff shall receive in consideration of the impact of Amended Substitute Senate Bill No. 2 of the 121st general assembly on the workload of the sheriff, an additional amount equal to one-eighth of the annual compensation that the sheriff receives under division (A) of this section and section 325.18 of the Revised Code. This additional compensation shall be paid biweekly from the county treasury if adequate funds have been appropriated by the general assembly. if adequate funds have been appropriated by the general assembly for the purposes of this section, not later than the fifteenth day of March and September of each year, the attorney general shall reimburse the fiscal officer of the county the amount of additional compensation paid under this division, the related amount of employer contributions made under Chapter 145. of the Revised Code as required by the public employees retirement board, and the related amount of the payments to the social security administration for employer contributions for Medicare part A. The fiscal officer shall deposit the revenue in the county treasury.

Effective Date: 12-08-2000

325.07 Monthly allowance to sheriff - monthly report to board.

In addition to the compensation and salary provided by section 325.06 of the Revised Code, the board of county commissioners shall make allowances monthly to each sheriff for his actual and necessary expenses incurred and expended in pursuing within or without the state or transporting persons accused or convicted of crimes and offenses, for any expenses incurred in conveying and transferring persons to or from any state hospital for the mentally ill, any institution for the mentally retarded, any institution operated by the youth commission, children's homes, county homes, and all similar institutions, and for all expenses of maintaining transportation facilities necessary to the proper administration of the duties of his office.

The board shall allow the sheriff his actual transportation expense and telephone tolls expended in serving civil processes and subpoenaing witnesses in civil and criminal cases and before the grand jury, and it may allow any other necessary transportation expense for the proper administration of the duties of his office. Each sheriff shall file under oath a monthly report containing a full, accurate, and itemized account of all his actual and necessary expenses, including telephone tolls and any other transportation expense mentioned in this section, before the expense is allowed by the board. The statement shall show the number of the case, the court in which the service was rendered, and the point from which a transportation vehicle was used.

For the purpose of making available to the sheriff funds necessary in the performance of the duties required of him under this section, the board may authorize, as an advancement to the sheriff, a sum not exceeding fifty per cent of his annual salary, from appropriations made to him by the board for pursuing prisoners within or without the state or for transporting the prisoners to correctional institutions, or both, and for transporting persons to the institutions enumerated in this section, from which sum of money so advanced the necessary expenses for the transportation or pursuance may be paid by the sheriff. The county auditor shall draw his warrant upon the county treasurer, in favor of the sheriff, as authorized by the board.

After the itemized monthly report provided for in this section has been filed by the sheriff and approved and allowed by the board, the board shall restore to the fund the amount expended and disbursed by the sheriff, as approved and allowed by the board.

Any unexpended balance of such fund remaining in the hands of the sheriff, at the end of each succeeding fiscal year, shall be returned and paid into the county treasury by the sheriff.

Effective Date: 10-06-1994

325.071 Allowance for expenses that sheriff incurs in performance of sheriff's official duties and in furtherance of justice.

There shall be allowed annually to the sheriff, in addition to all salary and allowances otherwise provided by law, an amount equal to one-half of the official salary allowed under division (A) of section 325.06 and section 325.18 of the Revised Code, to provide for expenses that the sheriff incurs in the performance of the sheriff's official duties and in the furtherance of justice. Upon the order of the sheriff, the county auditor shall draw the auditor's warrant on the county treasurer, payable to the sheriff or any other person as the order designates, for the amount the order requires. The amounts the order requires, not exceeding the amount provided by this section, shall be paid out of the general fund of the county.

Nothing shall be paid under this section until the sheriff gives bond to the state in an amount not less than the sheriff's official salary, to be fixed by the court of common pleas or the probate court, with sureties to be approved by either of those courts. The bond shall be conditioned that the sheriff will faithfully discharge all the duties enjoined upon the sheriff, and pay over all moneys the sheriff receives in an official capacity. The bond, with the approval of the court of common pleas or the probate court of the amount of the bond and the sureties on the bond, shall be deposited with the county treasurer.

The sheriff annually, before the first Monday of January, shall file with the county auditor an itemized statement, verified by the sheriff, as to the manner in which the fund provided by this section has been expended during the current year, and, if any part of that fund remains in the sheriff's hands unexpended, forthwith shall pay the remainder into the county treasury.

Effective Date: 09-05-2001

325.08 Salary of clerk of common pleas.

Each clerk of the court of common pleas shall be classified, for salary purposes, according to the population of the county. All clerks of the court of common pleas shall receive annual compensation in accordance with the following schedules and in accordance with section 325.18 of the Revised Code:

CLASSIFICATION AND COMPENSATION

SCHEDULE FOR CALENDAR YEAR 2000

Class Population Range Compensation

1 1 -- 20,000 $29,932

2 20,001 -- 40,000 32,426

3 40,001 -- 55,000 34,921

4 55,001 -- 70,000 37,415

5 70,001 -- 85,000 39,078

6 85,001 -- 95,000 42,404

7 95,001 -- 105,000 44,067

8 105,001 -- 125,000 45,729

9 125,001 -- 175,000 48,640

10 175,001 -- 275,000 50,718

11 275,001 -- 400,000 54,460

12 400,001 -- 600,000 56,538

13 600,001 -- 1,000,000 58,616

14 over 1,000,000 60,695

CLASSIFICATION AND COMPENSATION

SCHEDULE FOR CALENDAR YEAR 2001

Class Population Range Compensation

1 1 -- 20,000 $33,399

2 20,001 -- 35,000 35,969

3 35,001 -- 55,000 38,537

4 55,001 -- 95,000 45,389

5 95,001 -- 200,000 52,240

6 200,001 -- 400,000 58,234

7 400,001 -- 1,000,000 62,516

8 1,000,001 or more 64,704

Effective Date: 12-08-2000

325.09 Salary of county recorder.

Each county recorder shall be classified, for salary purposes, according to the population of the county. All county recorders shall receive annual compensation in accordance with the following schedules and in accordance with section 325.18 of the Revised Code:

CLASSIFICATION AND COMPENSATION

SCHEDULE FOR CALENDAR YEAR 2000

Class Population Range Compensation

1 1 -- 20,000 $29,101

2 20,001 -- 40,000 31,595

3 40,001 -- 55,000 34,089

4 55,001 -- 70,000 35,752

5 70,001 -- 85,000 37,415

6 85,001 -- 95,000 40,741

7 95,001 -- 105,000 41,572

8 105,001 -- 125,000 42,404

9 125,001 -- 175,000 44,898

10 175,001 -- 275,000 47,392

11 275,001 -- 400,000 51,550

12 400,001 -- 600,000 54,044

13 600,001 -- 1,000,000 56,538

14 over 1,000,000 59,033

CLASSIFICATION AND COMPENSATION

SCHEDULE FOR CALENDAR YEAR 2001

Class Population Range Compensation

1 1 -- 20,000 $32,543

2 20,001 -- 35,000 35,112

3 35,001 -- 55,000 36,825

4 55,001 -- 95,000 42,820

5 95,001 -- 200,000 48,815

6 200,001 -- 400,000 55,665

7 400,001 -- 1,000,000 60,803

8 1,000,001 or more 63,479

Effective Date: 12-08-2000

325.10 Salary of county commissioners.

Each county commissioner shall be classified, for salary purposes, according to the population of the county. All county commissioners shall receive annual compensation in accordance with the following schedules and in accordance with section 325.18 of the Revised Code:

CLASSIFICATION AND COMPENSATION

SCHEDULE FOR CALENDAR YEAR 2000

Class Population Range Compensation

1 1 -- 20,000 $28,006

2 20,001 -- 40,000 30,932

3 40,001 -- 55,000 33,858

4 55,001 -- 70,000 36,784

5 70,001 -- 85,000 39,710

6 85,001 -- 95,000 43,890

7 95,001 -- 105,000 45,980

8 105,001 -- 125,000 48,070

9 125,001 -- 175,000 51,205

10 175,001 -- 275,000 54,340

11 275,001 -- 400,000 59,565

12 400,001 -- 600,000 63,745

13 600,001 -- 1,000,000 67,925

14 over 1,000,000 72,105

CLASSIFICATION AND COMPENSATION

SCHEDULE FOR CALENDAR YEAR 2001

Class Population Range Compensation

1 1 -- 20,000 $31,860

2 20,001 -- 35,000 34,874

3 35,001 -- 55,000 37,888

4 55,001 -- 95,000 47,359

5 95,001 -- 200,000 55,970

6 200,001 -- 400,000 65,656

7 400,001 -- 1,000,000 74,269

8 1,000,001 or more 78,874

Effective Date: 12-08-2000

325.11 Salary of prosecuting attorney.

(A) Each prosecuting attorney shall be classified, for salary purposes, according to the population of the county. All prosecuting attorneys shall receive annual compensation in accordance with the following schedules and in accordance with section 325.18 of the Revised Code:

CLASSIFICATION AND COMPENSATION

SCHEDULE FOR CALENDAR YEAR 2000

FOR PROSECUTING ATTORNEYS

WITH A PRIVATE PRACTICE

Class Population Range Compensation

1 1 -- 20,000 $43,235

2 20,001 -- 40,000 44,898

3 40,001 -- 55,000 46,561

4 55,001 -- 70,000 48,224

5 70,001 -- 85,000 49,471

6 85,001 -- 95,000 52,381

7 95,001 -- 105,000 53,628

8 105,001 -- 125,000 54,875

9 125,001 -- 175,000 56,538

10 175,001 -- 275,000 58,201

11 275,001 -- 400,000 61,527

12 400,001 -- 600,000 64,853

13 600,001 -- 1,000,000 66,516

14 over 1,000,000 69,010

CLASSIFICATION AND COMPENSATION

SCHEDULE FOR CALENDAR YEAR 2000

FOR PROSECUTING ATTORNEYS

WITHOUT A PRIVATE PRACTICE

Class Population Range Compensation

1 1 -- 20,000 $76,651

2 20,001 -- 40,000 76,651

3 40,001 -- 55,000 86,233

4 55,001 -- 70,000 86,233

5 70,001 -- 85,000 95,815

6 85,001 -- 95,000 95,815

7 95,001 -- 105,000 95,815

8 105,001 -- 125,000 95,815

9 125,001 -- 175,000 95,815

10 175,001 -- 275,000 95,815

11 275,001 -- 400,000 95,815

12 400,001 -- 600,000 95,815

13 600,001 -- 1,000,000 95,815

14 over 1,000,000 95,815

CLASSIFICATION AND COMPENSATION

SCHEDULE FOR CALENDAR YEAR 2001

FOR PROSECUTING ATTORNEYS

WITH A PRIVATE PRACTICE

Class Population Range Compensation

1 1 -- 20,000 $46,245

2 20,001 -- 35,000 47,958

3 35,001 -- 55,000 49,671

4 55,001 -- 95,000 55,237

5 95,001 -- 200,000 59,947

6 200,001 -- 400,000 66,799

7 400,001 -- 1,000,000 71,079

8 1,000,001 or more 73,079

CLASSIFICATION AND COMPENSATION

SCHEDULE FOR CALENDAR YEAR 2001

FOR PROSECUTING ATTORNEYS

WITHOUT A PRIVATE PRACTICE

Class Population Range Compensation

1 1 -- 20,000 $78,952

2 20,001 -- 35,000 88,821

3 35,001 -- 55,000 88,821

4 55,001 -- 95,000 98,689

5 95,001 -- 200,000 98,689

6 200,001 -- 400,000 98,689

7 400,001 -- 1,000,000 101,085

8 1,000,001 or more 103,480

(B) A prosecuting attorney shall not engage in the private practice of law unless before taking office the prosecuting attorney notifies the board of county commissioners of the intention to engage in the private practice of law.

A prosecuting attorney may elect to engage or not to engage in the private practice of law before the commencement of each new term of office, and a prosecuting attorney who engages in the private practice of law who intends not to engage in the private practice of law during the prosecuting attorney's next term of office shall so notify the board of county commissioners. A prosecuting attorney who elects not to engage in the private practice of law may, for a period of six months after taking office, engage in the private practice of law for the purpose of concluding the affairs of private practice of law without any diminution of salary as provided for in division (A) of this section and in section 325.18 of the Revised Code.

(C) As used in this section, "salary" does not include any portion of the cost, premium, or charge for health, medical, hospital, dental, or surgical benefits, or any combination of those benefits, covering the prosecuting attorney and paid on that person's behalf by a governmental entity.

Effective Date: 12-08-2000

325.111 Compensation for prosecuting attorneys electing not to engage in private practice.

If the prosecuting attorney in a county with a population of less than seventy thousand one elects not to engage in the private practice of law, forty per cent of the difference between the compensation as a prosecuting attorney who elects not to engage in the private practice of law and the compensation for a prosecuting attorney in a county included in the same population class who engages in the private practice of law shall be paid to the general fund of the county from the state treasury from funds appropriated to the attorney general for the purpose of reimbursing the county for a part of the cost of paying the compensation to the prosecuting attorney electing not to engage in the private practice of law. If adequate funds have been appropriated by the general assembly for the purposes of this section, not later than the fifteenth day of March and September of each year, the attorney general shall reimburse the fiscal officer of the county the amount of compensation paid under this section, the related amount of employer contributions made under Chapter 145. of the Revised Code as required by the public employees retirement board, and the related amount of the payments to the social security administration for employer contributions for Medicare part A. The fiscal officer shall deposit the revenue in the county treasury.

Effective Date: 12-08-2000

325.12 Additional allowance to prosecuting attorneys.

(A) Except for the prosecuting attorney of a county with a population of less than seventy thousand one, there shall be allowed annually to the prosecuting attorney, in addition to the prosecuting attorney's salary provided by sections 325.11 and 325.18 of the Revised Code and to the allowance provided for by section 309.06 of the Revised Code, an amount equal to one-half of the official salary the prosecuting attorney receives, to provide for expenses the prosecuting attorney may incur in the performance of the prosecuting attorney's official duties and in the furtherance of justice.

(B) There shall be allowed annually to the prosecuting attorney of a county with a population of less than seventy thousand one, in addition to the prosecuting attorney's salary provided by sections 325.11 and 325.18 of the Revised Code and to the allowance provided for by section 309.06 of the Revised Code, an amount equal to one-half of the salary specified for a prosecuting attorney with a private practice under sections 325.11 and 325.18 of the Revised Code, to provide for expenses the prosecuting attorney may incur in the performance of the prosecuting attorney's official duties and in the furtherance of justice.

(C) Upon the order of the prosecuting attorney, the county auditor shall draw the county auditor's warrant on the county treasurer, payable to the prosecuting attorney or any other person as the order designates, for the amount the order requires, not exceeding the amount provided by division (A) or (B) of this section to be paid out of the general fund of the county.

(D) Nothing shall be paid under this section until the prosecuting attorney has given bond to the state in a sum, not less than the prosecuting attorney's official salary, to be fixed by the court of common pleas or the probate court, with sureties to be approved by either of those courts. The bond shall be conditioned that the prosecuting attorney will faithfully discharge all the duties enjoined upon the prosecuting attorney, and pay over all moneys received by the prosecuting attorney in the prosecuting attorney's official capacity. The bond, with the approval of the court of common pleas or the probate court of the amount of the bond and the sureties on the bond, and the prosecuting attorney's oath of office enclosed with the bond, shall be deposited with the county treasurer.

(E) The prosecuting attorney shall, annually, before the first Monday of January, file with the auditor an itemized statement, verified by the prosecuting attorney, as to the manner in which the fund provided by this section has been expended during the current year, and, if any part of that fund remains in the prosecuting attorney's hands unexpended, forthwith shall pay the remainder into the county treasury.

Effective Date: 12-08-2000

325.13 Additional funds for investigating and prosecuting crimes.

When, in the opinion of the prosecuting attorney, an emergency exists by reason of the unusual prevalence of crime or when it appears to be probable that criminal efforts are being made to obstruct the due administration of justice, if the funds available to such prosecuting attorney under section 325.12 of the Revised Code are insufficient for the purposes of the necessary investigation and prosecution of such activities and offenses, he may make application to the court of common pleas for additional funds. Such court, if satisfied that the expenditure of additional funds will be for the public benefit and will promote the administration of justice, may, by an order entered in its journal allow such prosecuting attorney additional funds not in excess of ten thousand dollars in any one year. This fund shall be expended upon the order of the prosecuting attorney in the manner prescribed by section 325.12 of the Revised Code.

Effective Date: 10-01-1953

325.14 Salary of county engineer.

(A) Each county engineer shall be classified, for salary purposes, according to the population of the county. All county engineers shall receive annual compensation in accordance with the following schedules and in accordance with section 325.18 of the Revised Code:

CLASSIFICATION AND COMPENSATION

SCHEDULE FOR CALENDAR YEAR 2000

FOR COUNTY ENGINEERS

WITH A PRIVATE PRACTICE

Class Population Range Compensation

1 1 - 20,000 $44,898

2 20,001 - 40,000 46,893

3 40,001 - 55,000 48,889

4 55,001 - 70,000 50,884

5 70,001 - 85,000 52,215

6 85,001 - 95,000 53,545

7 95,001 - 105,000 54,875

8 105,001 - 125,000 55,707

9 125,001 - 175,000 57,370

10 175,001 - 275,000 59,033

11 275,001 - 400,000 60,695

12 400,001 - 600,000 62,358

13 600,001 - 1,000,000 64,021

14 over 1,000,000 66,516

CLASSIFICATION AND COMPENSATION

SCHEDULE FOR CALENDAR YEAR 2000

FOR COUNTY ENGINEERS

WITHOUT A PRIVATE PRACTICE

Class Population Range Compensation

1 1 - 20,000 $64,694

2 20,001 - 40,000 66,690

3 40,001 - 55,000 68,686

4 55,001 - 70,000 70,681

5 70,001 - 85,000 72,011

6 85,001 - 95,000 73,342

7 95,001 - 105,000 74,672

8 105,001 - 125,000 75,503

9 125,001 - 175,000 77,166

10 175,001 - 275,000 78,829

11 275,001 - 400,000 80,492

12 400,001 - 600,000 82,155

13 600,001 - 1,000,000 83,818

14 over 1,000,000 86,312

CLASSIFICATION AND COMPENSATION

SCHEDULE FOR CALENDAR YEAR 2001

FOR COUNTY ENGINEERS

WITH A PRIVATE PRACTICE

Class Population Range Compensation

1 1 - 20,000 $48,300

2 20,001 - 35,000 50,356

3 35,001 - 55,000 52,411

4 55,001 - 95,000 56,521

5 95,001 - 200,000 60,803

6 200,001 - 400,000 64,229

7 400,001 - 1,000,000 68,510

8 1,000,001 or more 71,182

CLASSIFICATION AND COMPENSATION

SCHEDULE FOR CALENDAR YEAR 2001

FOR COUNTY ENGINEERS

WITHOUT A PRIVATE PRACTICE

Class Population Range Compensation

1 1 - 20,000 $68,691

2 20,001 - 35,000 70,746

3 35,001 - 55,000 72,801

4 55,001 - 95,000 76,912

5 95,001 - 200,000 81,193

6 200,001 - 400,000 84,619

7 400,001 - 1,000,000 88,901

8 1,000,001 or more 91,568

Such salary may be paid monthly out of the general county fund or out of the county's share of the fund derived from the receipts from motor vehicle licenses, as distributed by section 4501.04 of the Revised Code, and the county's share of the fund derived from the motor vehicle fuel tax, as distributed by section 5735.27 of the Revised Code, as the board of county commissioners directs, upon the warrant of the county auditor and shall be in lieu of all fees, costs, per diem or other allowances, and other perquisites, of whatever kind, which any engineer collects and receives. The engineer shall be the county tax map draftperson, but shall receive no additional compensation for performing the duties of that position. When the engineer performs service in connection with ditches or drainage works, the engineer shall charge and collect the per diem allowances or other fees provided by law and shall pay all of those allowances and fees, monthly, into the county treasury to the credit of the general county fund. The engineer shall pay into the county treasury all allowances and fees collected when the engineer performs services under sections 315.28 to 315.34 of the Revised Code.

(B) A county engineer may elect to engage or not to engage in the private practice of engineering or surveying before the commencement of each new term of office, and a county engineer who elects not to engage in the private practice of engineering or surveying may, for a period of six months after taking office, engage in the private practice of engineering or surveying for the purpose of concluding the affairs of private practice without any diminution of salary as provided in division (A) of this section and in section 325.18 of the Revised Code.

Effective Date: 06-03-2002

325.15 Salary of county coroner.

(A) Each coroner shall be classified, for salary purposes, according to the population of the county. All coroners shall receive annual compensation in accordance with the following schedules and in accordance with section 325.18 of the Revised Code:

CLASSIFICATION AND COMPENSATION

SCHEDULE FOR CALENDAR YEAR 2000

FOR CORONERS WITH A PRIVATE PRACTICE

Class Population Range Compensation

1 1 - 20,000 $16,628

2 20,001 - 40,000 18,293

3 40,001 - 55,000 20,786

4 55,001 - 70,000 23,280

5 70,001 - 85,000 25,774

6 85,001 - 95,000 31,595

7 95,001 - 105,000 34,089

8 105,001 - 125,000 36,584

9 125,001 - 175,000 39,909

10 175,001 - 275,000 42,404

11 275,001 - 400,000 49,054

12 400,001 - 600,000 52,380

13 600,001 - 1,000,000 55,706

14 over 1,000,000 59,032

CLASSIFICATION AND COMPENSATION

SCHEDULE FOR CALENDAR YEAR 2000

FOR CORONERS WITHOUT A PRIVATE PRACTICE

Class Population Range Compensation

10 175,001 -- 275,000 98,815

11 275,001 -- 400,000 98,815

12 400,001 -- 600,000 98,815

13 600,001 -- 1,000,000 98,815

14 over 1,000,000 98,815

CLASSIFICATION AND COMPENSATION

SCHEDULE FOR CALENDAR YEAR 2001

FOR CORONERS WITH A PRIVATE PRACTICE

Class Population Range Compensation

1 1 - 20,000 $18,842

2 20,001 - 35,000 21,410

3 35,001 - 55,000 23,978

4 55,001 - 95,000 35,112

5 95,001 - 200,000 43,676

6 200,001 - 400,000 53,951

7 400,001 - 1,000,000 60,803

8 1,000,001 or more 64,451

CLASSIFICATION AND COMPENSATION

SCHEDULE FOR CALENDAR YEAR 2001

FOR CORONERS WITHOUT A PRIVATE PRACTICE

Class Population Range Compensation

5 175,001 - 200,000 98,689

6 200,001 - 400,000 98,689

7 400,001 - 1,000,000 101,085

8 1,000,001 or more 103,480

(B) A coroner in a county with a population of one hundred seventy-five thousand one or more shall not engage in the private practice of medicine unless, before taking office, the coroner notifies the board of county commissioners of the intention to engage in that private practice.

A coroner in a county with a population of one hundred seventy-five thousand one or more shall elect to engage or not to engage in the private practice of medicine before the commencement of each new term of office, and a coroner in such a county who engages in the private practice of medicine but who intends not to engage in the private practice of medicine during the coroner's next term of office shall so notify the board of county commissioners as specified in this division. For a period of six months after taking office, a coroner who elects not to engage in the private practice of medicine may engage in the private practice of medicine, without any reduction of the salary as provided in division (A) of this section and in section 325.18 of the Revised Code, for the purpose of concluding the affairs of the coroner's private practice of medicine.

Effective Date: 06-03-2002

325.16 No liability for compensation in excess of amount authorized.

Sections 325.01 to 325.13 , 325.16, 325.17 , 325.20 , and 325.27 to 325.32 of the Revised Code shall not make a county, or an officer thereof, liable to any of the officers named in such sections, or his deputies, assistants, clerks, bookkeepers, or other employees, for the payment of compensation in excess of the amount authorized, or except in the manner provided by such sections.

Effective Date: 10-27-1981

325.17 Appointing and hiring employees - compensation - bond.

The officers mentioned in section 325.27 of the Revised Code may appoint and employ the necessary deputies, assistants, clerks, bookkeepers, or other employees for their respective offices, shall fix the compensation of those employees and discharge them, and shall file certificates of that action with the county auditor. The employees' compensation shall not exceed, in the aggregate, for each office, the amount fixed by the board of county commissioners for that office. When so fixed, the compensation of each such deputy, assistant, bookkeeper, clerk, and other employee shall be paid biweekly from the county treasury, upon the warrant of the county auditor. The amount of the biweekly payment shall be adjusted so that the total amount paid out to an employee over a period of one year is equal to the amount the employee would receive if the employee were paid semimonthly.

Each of the officers mentioned in section 325.27 of the Revised Code may require such of the officer's employees as the officer considers proper to give bond to the state, in an amount to be fixed by the officer, with sureties approved by the officer, conditioned for the faithful performance of their official duties. The bond, with the approval of the officer endorsed on it, shall be deposited with the county treasurer and kept in the treasurer's office.

From moneys appropriated for their offices, the officers mentioned in section 325.27 of the Revised Code may contract for the services of fiscal and management consultants to aid them in the execution of their powers and duties.

Effective Date: 11-07-1975; 08-17-2006

325.18 Salary increases for elected county officials.

(A) As used in this section, "consumer price index" means the consumer price index prepared by the United States bureau of labor statistics (U.S. city average for urban wage earners and clerical workers: all items, 1982-1984=100) or, if that index is no longer published, a generally available comparable index.

(B)

(1) In calendar year 2003, the annual compensation amounts for county auditors under division (D) of section 325.03 of the Revised Code shall be increased by first increasing the amounts by the percentage under division (B)(1)(a) of this section then further increasing them by the percentage under division (B)(1)(b) of this section. Such percentages are:

(a) The lesser of three per cent or the percentage increase, if any, in the consumer price index from October 1, 2000, to September 30, 2001, rounded to the nearest one-tenth of one per cent;

(b) The lesser of three per cent or the percentage increase, if any, in the consumer price index from October 1, 2001, to September 30, 2002, rounded to the nearest one-tenth of one per cent.

(2) Each calendar year from 2004 through 2008, the annual compensation of each county auditor shall be increased by the lesser of the following:

(a) Three per cent;

(b) The percentage increase, if any, in the consumer price index over the twelve-month period that ends on the thirtieth day of September of the immediately preceding calendar year, rounded to the nearest one-tenth of one per cent.

(C) Each calendar year from 2002 through 2008, the annual compensation of each county treasurer, sheriff, clerk of the court of common pleas, county recorder, county commissioner, prosecuting attorney, county engineer, and coroner shall be increased by the lesser of the following:

(1) Three per cent;

(2) The percentage increase, if any, in the consumer price index over the twelve-month period that ends on the thirtieth day of September of the immediately preceding calendar year, rounded to the nearest one-tenth of one per cent.

(D) Notwithstanding this section and sections 325.06 , 325.11 , 325.14 , and 325.15 of the Revised Code, when computing a salary for any elected county officer under any of those sections, if the population range for the class under which the officer is to be compensated is not the same as the population range for that class for any other such elected county office, the class at which the officer's salary is determined shall be the highest class at which any officer from that same county is compensated under the population range applicable to that officer.

Effective Date: 12-08-2000

325.19 Vacation leave - holiday pay.

(A)

(1) The granting of vacation leave under division (A)(1) of this section is subject to divisions (A)(2) and (3) of this section. Each full-time employee in the several offices and departments of the county service, including full-time hourly rate employees, after service of one year with the county or any political subdivision of the state, shall have earned and will be due upon the attainment of the first year of employment, and annually thereafter, eighty hours of vacation leave with full pay. One year of service shall be computed on the basis of twenty-six biweekly pay periods. A full-time county employee with eight or more years of service with the county or any political subdivision of the state shall have earned and is entitled to one hundred twenty hours of vacation leave with full pay. A full-time county employee with fifteen or more years of service with the county or any political subdivision of the state shall have earned and is entitled to one hundred sixty hours of vacation leave with full pay. A full-time county employee with twenty-five years of service with the county or any political subdivision of the state shall have earned and is entitled to two hundred hours of vacation leave with full pay. Such vacation leave shall accrue to the employee at the rate of three and one-tenth hours each biweekly period for those entitled to eighty hours per year; four and six-tenths hours each biweekly period for those entitled to one hundred twenty hours per year; six and two-tenths hours each biweekly period for those entitled to one hundred sixty hours per year; and seven and seven-tenths hours each biweekly period for those entitled to two hundred hours per year.

The appointing authorities of the offices and departments of the county service may permit all or any part of a person's prior service with any regional council of government established in accordance with Chapter 167. of the Revised Code to be considered service with the county or a political subdivision of the state for the purpose of determining years of service under this division.

(2) Full-time employees granted vacation leave under division (A)(1) of this section who render any standard of service other than forty hours per week as described in division (K) of this section and who are in active pay status in a biweekly pay period, shall accrue a number of hours of vacation leave during each such pay period that bears the same ratio to the number of hours specified in division (A)(1) of this section as their number of hours which are accepted as full-time in active pay status, excluding overtime hours, bears to eighty hours.

(3) Full-time employees granted vacation leave under division (A)(1) of this section who are in active pay status in a biweekly pay period for less than eighty hours or the number of hours of service otherwise accepted as full-time by their employing office or department shall accrue a number of hours of vacation leave during that pay period that bears the same ratio to the number of hours specified in division (A)(1) of this section as their number of hours in active pay status, excluding overtime hours, bears to eighty or the number of hours of service accepted as full-time, whichever is applicable.

(B) A board of county commissioners, by resolution, may grant vacation leave with full pay to part-time county employees. A part-time county employee shall be eligible for vacation leave with full pay upon the attainment of the first year of employment, and annually thereafter. The ratio between the hours worked and the vacation hours awarded to a part-time employee shall be the same as the ratio between the hours worked and the vacation hours earned by a full-time employee as provided for in this section.

(C) Days specified as holidays in section 124.19 of the Revised Code shall not be charged to an employee's vacation leave. Vacation leave shall be taken by the employee during the year in which it accrued and prior to the next recurrence of the anniversary date of the employee's employment, provided that the appointing authority may, in special and meritorious cases, permit such employee to accumulate and carry over the employee's vacation leave to the following year. No vacation leave shall be carried over for more than three years. An employee is entitled to compensation, at the employee's current rate of pay, for the prorated portion of any earned but unused vacation leave for the current year to the employee's credit at time of separation, and in addition shall be compensated for any unused vacation leave accrued to the employee's credit, with the permission of the appointing authority, for the three years immediately preceding the last anniversary date of employment.

(D)

(1) In addition to vacation leave, a full-time county employee is entitled to eight hours of holiday pay for New Year's day, Martin Luther King day, Washington-Lincoln day, Memorial day, Independence day, Labor day, Columbus day, Veterans' day, Thanksgiving day, and Christmas day, of each year. Except as provided in division (D)(2) of this section, holidays shall occur on the days specified in section 1.14 of the Revised Code. If any of those holidays fall on Saturday, the Friday immediately preceding shall be observed as the holiday. If any of those holidays fall on Sunday, the Monday immediately succeeding shall be observed as the holiday. If an employee's work schedule is other than Monday through Friday, the employee is entitled to holiday pay for holidays observed on the employee's day off regardless of the day of the week on which they are observed.

(2)

(a) When a classified employee of a county board of developmental disabilities works at a site maintained by a government entity other than the board, such as a public school, the board may adjust the employee's holiday schedule to conform to the schedule adopted by the government entity. Under an adjusted holiday schedule, an employee shall receive the number of hours of holiday pay granted under division (D)(1) of this section.

(b) Pursuant to division (J)(6) of section 339.06 of the Revised Code, a county hospital may observe Martin Luther King day, Washington-Lincoln day, Columbus day, and Veterans' day on days other than those specified in section 1.14 of the Revised Code.

(E) In the case of the death of a county employee, the unused vacation leave and unpaid overtime to the credit of the employee shall be paid in accordance with section 2113.04 of the Revised Code, or to the employee's estate.

(F) Notwithstanding this section or any other section of the Revised Code, any appointing authority of a county office, department, commission, board, or body may, upon notification to the board of county commissioners, establish alternative schedules of vacation leave and holidays for employees of the appointing authority for whom the state employment relations board has not established an appropriate bargaining unit pursuant to section 4117.06 of the Revised Code, as long as the alternative schedules are not inconsistent with the provisions of at least one collective bargaining agreement covering other employees of that appointing authority, if such an agreement exists. If no such collective bargaining agreement exists, an appointing authority, upon notification to the board of county commissioners, may establish an alternative schedule of vacation leave and holidays for its employees that does not diminish the vacation leave and holiday benefits granted by this section.

(G) The employees of a county children services board that establishes vacation benefits under section 5153.12 of the Revised Code are exempt from division (A) of this section.

(H) The provisions of this section do not apply to superintendents and management employees of county boards of developmental disabilities.

(I) Division (A) of this section does not apply to an employee of a county board of developmental disabilities who works at, or provides transportation services to pupils of, a special education program provided by the county board pursuant to division (A)(4) of section 5126.05 of the Revised Code, if the employee's employment is based on a school year and the employee is not subject to a contract with the county board that provides for division (A) of this section to apply to the employee.

(J) Notwithstanding division (C) of this section or any other section of the Revised Code, if a separation from county service occurs in connection with the lease, sale, or other transfer of all or substantially all the business and assets of a county hospital organized under Chapter 339. of the Revised Code to a private corporation or other entity, the appointing authority shall have no obligation to pay any compensation with respect to unused vacation leave accrued to the credit of an employee who accepts employment with the acquiring corporation or other entity, if at the effective time of separation the acquiring corporation or other entity expressly assumes such unused vacation leave accrued to the employee's credit.

(K) As used in this section:

(1) "Full-time employee" means an employee whose regular hours of service for a county total forty hours per week, or who renders any other standard of service accepted as full-time by an office, department, or agency of county service.

(2) "Part-time employee" means an employee whose regular hours of service for a county total less than forty hours per week, or who renders any other standard of service accepted as part-time by an office, department, or agency of county service, and whose hours of county service total at least five hundred twenty hours annually.

(3) "Management employee" has the same meaning as in section 5126.20 of the Revised Code.

Amended by 129th General AssemblyFile No.19, HB 93, §1, eff. 5/20/2011.

Amended by 128th General Assemblych.19, SB 79, §1, eff. 10/6/2009.

Effective Date: 06-14-2000; 03-30-2007; 07-01-2007

325.191 Establishing programs for staff development and continuing education.

(A) The board of county commissioners, by an affirmative vote of at least two members, may authorize each of the several offices, departments, and agencies of the county service to establish programs for staff development and continuing education, to assist employees to more adequately and effectively carry out current job assignments and to prepare for promotional advancements. Each full-time employee in an office, department, or agency adopting such a program shall be entitled to participate pursuant to the rules established by the office, department, or agency for administration of the program.

(B) Expenditures on behalf of staff development and continuing education shall only be made to further the interests of the participating office, department, or agency of the county. Any plan adopted pursuant to this section may include programs for employee orientation, on-the-job training, tuition reimbursement, educational material reimbursement, and educational leaves of absence, and may include the expenditure of training funds for special teachers, consultants and educational facilities necessary to implement the program.

Effective Date: 09-30-1976

325.20 County officer may attend convention at county expense.

(A) Except as otherwise provided by law, no elected county officer and no deputy or employee of the county shall attend, at county expense, any association meeting, convention, or training sessions conducted pursuant to section 901.10 of the Revised Code, unless authorized by the board of county commissioners. Before such allowance may be made, the head of the county office desiring it shall apply to the board in writing showing the necessity of such attendance and the probable costs to the county. If a majority of the members of the board approves the application, such expenses shall be paid from the moneys appropriated to such office for traveling expenses.

(B) The board of county commissioners shall approve or disapprove any travel outside this state if the travel expenses will or may be in excess of one hundred dollars and will or may be paid for from funds in either of the delinquent tax and assessment collection funds created in section 321.261 of the Revised Code or the real estate assessment fund created in section 325.31 of the Revised Code. The head of the county office seeking approval shall apply to the board in writing showing the necessity of the travel and the probable costs to the county from either delinquent tax and assessment collection fund or from the real estate assessment fund. If the travel is requested by a county auditor, and the board does not approve the travel, the auditor may not apply to the tax commissioner pursuant to section 5713.01 of the Revised Code for an additional allowance for such travel.

Amended by 129th General AssemblyFile No.28, HB 153, §101.01, eff. 9/29/2011.

Effective Date: 06-20-1994

325.21 Authority to join association or non-profit organization formed for improvement of county government.

A board of county commissioners may authorize the county to join an association or non-profit organization formed for the improvement of county government. Such board shall have the authority to appropriate from its general fund an amount sufficient to pay the dues, subscription costs, or membership charges of such association or non-profit organization.

The board may also authorize any elected county official to join an association related to county affairs, at county expense. The board shall have the authority to appropriate an amount sufficient to pay the dues, subscription costs, and membership charges of such association. Before such expenses may be paid, the official's office shall make application to the board in writing showing the probable costs. If the board approves the application, such expenses shall be paid from moneys appropriated to such office. The amount appropriated for such expenses shall not exceed five cents per person for the county's population as determined by the latest federal census.

Effective Date: 11-21-1969

325.22 No reduction of compensation due to decline of population.

Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in this chapter, the compensation payable to a county auditor, county treasurer, county sheriff, clerk of the court of common pleas, county recorder, county commissioner, prosecuting attorney, county engineer, or county coroner shall not be reduced during the remainder of his term of office on account of a decline in the population of the county.

Effective Date: 12-20-1980

325.23 No reduction of compensation due to decline of population in 1993.

(A) As used in this section, "county office" means the office of county auditor, county treasurer, county sheriff, clerk of the court of common pleas, county recorder, county commissioner, prosecuting attorney, county engineer, or county coroner.

(B) Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in this chapter, the annual compensation of a person holding any county office on December 31, 1992, who commences a new term of office in that same county office during calendar year 1993 shall not be reduced during that new term of office, because of a decline in the population of the county, from the amount of annual compensation he was receiving on December 31, 1992.

Effective Date: 12-31-1992

325.24 [Repealed].

Effective Date: 09-11-1961

325.25 Program to recognize outstanding employee performance.

Upon notifying the board of county commissioners, any appointing authority of a county office, department, commission, board, or body, or of a common pleas court, county court, or county-operated municipal court as defined in section 1901.03 of the Revised Code, may establish a program to recognize outstanding employee performance. The program may include, but is not limited to, cash awards, additional paid leave, or other additional benefits as the appointing authority considers appropriate, so long as the costs of the program do not exceed the total amount of compensation fixed by the board of county commissioners for the office, department, commission, board, or body or for the common pleas court, county court, or county-operated municipal court.

Effective Date: 04-16-1998

325.26 [Repealed].

Effective Date: 09-11-1961

325.27 Fees, costs, and percentages shall be for use of county.

All the fees, costs, percentages, penalties, allowances, and other perquisites collected or received by law as compensation for services by a county auditor, county treasurer, probate judge, sheriff, clerk of the court of common pleas, county engineer, or county recorder, shall be received and collected for the sole use of the treasury of the county in which such officers are elected, and shall be held, accounted for, and paid over as public moneys belonging to such county in the manner provided by sections 325.30 and 325.31 of the Revised Code.

Effective Date: 10-01-1953

325.28 Receipt for fees.

Each probate judge, county auditor, county treasurer, clerk of the court of common pleas, sheriff, county engineer, and county recorder shall charge and collect the fees, costs, percentages, allowances, and compensation allowed by law, and shall give to the person making such payment an official receipt.

Effective Date: 07-01-1985

325.29 [Repealed].

Effective Date: 09-11-1961

325.30 Accounts to be kept by officers.

Each officer named in section 325.27 of the Revised Code shall keep full and regular accounts of all official fees, costs, percentages, penalties, allowances, or other perquisites charged or collected by him, and such accounts shall be records of the offices, shall belong to the county, and shall be transmitted by such officer to his successor in office. At all times, such accounts shall be subject to examination by the board of county commissioners, the judges of the court of common pleas, or any person appointed for that purpose by such judges, by any person authorized to make such examination, or by any other person.

Effective Date: 10-01-1953

325.31 Disposition of fees, costs, penalties, percentages, allowances, and perquisites collected by officer's office.

(A) On the first business day of each month, and at the end of the officer's term of office, each officer named in section 325.27 of the Revised Code shall pay into the county treasury, to the credit of the general county fund, on the warrant of the county auditor, all fees, costs, penalties, percentages, allowances, and perquisites collected by the officer's office during the preceding month or part thereof for official services, except the fees allowed the county auditor by division (C) of section 319.54 of the Revised Code, which shall be paid into the county treasury to the credit of the real estate assessment fund hereby created.

(B) Moneys to the credit of the real estate assessment fund may be expended, upon appropriation by the board of county commissioners, for the purpose of defraying one or more of the following:

(1) The cost incurred by the county auditor in assessing real estate pursuant to Chapter 5713. of the Revised Code and manufactured and mobile homes pursuant to Chapter 4503. of the Revised Code;

(2) At the county auditor's discretion, costs and expenses incurred by the county auditor in preparing the list of real and public utility property, in administering laws related to the taxation of real property and the levying of special assessments on real property, including administering reductions under Chapters 319. and 323. and section 4503.065 of the Revised Code, and to support assessments of real property in any administrative or judicial proceeding;

(3) At the county auditor's discretion, the expenses incurred by the county board of revision under Chapter 5715. of the Revised Code;

(4) At the county auditor's discretion, the expenses incurred by the county auditor for geographic information systems, mapping programs, and technological advances in those or similar systems or programs;

(5) At the county auditor's discretion, expenses incurred by the county auditor in compiling the general tax list of tangible personal property and administering tangible personal property taxes under Chapters 5711. and 5719. of the Revised Code;

(6) At the county auditor's discretion, costs, expenses, and fees incurred by the county auditor in the administration of estate taxes under Chapter 5731. of the Revised Code and the amounts incurred under section 5731.41 of the Revised Code.

Any expenditures made from the real estate assessment fund shall comply with rules that the tax commissioner adopts under division (O) of section 5703.05 of the Revised Code. Those rules shall include a requirement that a copy of any appraisal plans, progress of work reports, contracts, or other documents required to be filed with the tax commissioner shall be filed also with the board of county commissioners.

The board of county commissioners shall not transfer moneys required to be deposited in the real estate assessment fund to any other fund. Following an assessment of real property pursuant to Chapter 5713. of the Revised Code, or an assessment of a manufactured or mobile home pursuant to Chapter 4503. of the Revised Code, any moneys not expended for the purpose of defraying the cost incurred in assessing real estate or manufactured or mobile homes or for the purpose of defraying the expenses described in divisions (B)(2), (3), (4), (5), and (6) of this section, and thereby remaining to the credit of the real estate assessment fund, shall be apportioned ratably and distributed to those taxing authorities that contributed to the fund. However, no such distribution shall be made if the amount of such unexpended moneys remaining to the credit of the real estate assessment fund does not exceed five thousand dollars.

(C) None of the officers named in section 325.27 of the Revised Code shall collect any fees from the county. Each of such officers shall, at the end of each calendar year, make and file a sworn statement with the board of county commissioners of all such fees, costs, penalties, percentages, allowances, and perquisites which have been due in the officer's office and unpaid for more than one year prior to the date such statement is required to be made.

Effective Date: 03-30-1999; 06-30-2005; 2007 HB119 06-30-2007

325.32 Reduction or remission of fees.

Except as otherwise provided in section 311.171 of the Revised Code, no county officer named in section 325.27 of the Revised Code shall make any reduction, abatement, or remission of any fees, costs, percentages, penalties, allowances, or perquisites of any kind, required to be charged and collected by the officer.

Effective Date: 07-31-2003

325.33 Certificate of title administration fund.

Notwithstanding sections 325.27 and 325.31 of the Revised Code, all fees retained by the clerk of courts under Chapters 1548., 4505., and 4519. of the Revised Code and all fees the clerk of courts receives in the capacity of deputy registrar under section 4503.03 of the Revised Code shall be paid into the county treasury to the credit of the certificate of title administration fund, which is hereby created. Except as otherwise provided in this section, fees credited to the fund shall be used only to pay the costs incurred by the clerk of courts in processing titles under those chapters and in performing the duties of a deputy registrar if the clerk of courts is appointed a deputy registrar. However, if the board of county commissioners and the clerk of courts agree that the money in the fund exceeds what is needed to pay those costs, the excess may be transferred to the county general fund and used for other county purposes. If the board of county commissioners and the clerk of courts are unable to agree on the amount of any such excess, the county budget commission shall determine the amount that will be transferred to the county general fund.

Effective Date: 10-31-2001

325.34, 325.35 [Repealed].

Effective Date: 10-11-1955

325.36 Prohibition against illegal collection of fees.

No salaried county official, shall remit a fee or part thereof, or shall collect a fee other than that prescribed by law. The person furnishing the information upon which a conviction results shall receive one half of the fine collected.

Effective Date: 10-01-1953

325.99 [Repealed].

Effective Date: 09-11-1961