Application to register the title to land or to any interest therein shall be made by petition, as in the commencement of a civil action, filed in the probate court or court of common pleas of the county in which the land is situated. When the application is filed, the clerk of the probate court or the clerk of the court of common pleas shall forthwith file in the office of the county recorder of said county and in the office of the recorder of each county in which any part of the land lies a memorandum stating that application for registration has been filed, the date and place of filing, and a copy of the description of the land contained in the application. Such memorandum shall be recorded and indexed by the recorder.
The applicant may include in his application all lands in the county owned by him in fee, but when more than one distinct parcel of land is included, each separate parcel shall be separately described and numbered and the allegations and statements of fact made in reference to it as provided in section 5309.09 of the Revised Code. A public or private way, when the applicant owns the fee subject thereto, shall not be regarded as separating land into parcels.
If more than one person joins in the application, each person must have a common and like interest in all the property included therein.
If any separate parcel of land lies partly in two or more counties, the application may be filed in the probate court or the court of common pleas of any of such counties and the title registered in each county in which any part of such parcel of land lies, under the decree obtained in the court in which such application is filed.
Effective Date: 10-01-1953 .