5309.281 Restrictive covenants constituting unlawful discriminatory practices.

On and after the effective date of this section, no county recorder shall do any of the following:

(A) Transcribe or bind in the register of titles and, if applicable, file a certified copy of a decree of registration sent by the clerk of a probate court pursuant to section 5309.25 of the Revised Code, if the decree sets forth any restrictive covenant that appears to apply to the land involved and any inclusion of the restrictive covenant in a transfer, rental, or lease of housing accommodations, any honoring or exercising of the restrictive covenant, or any attempt to honor or exercise the restrictive covenant constitutes an unlawful discriminatory practice under division (H)(9) of section 4112.02 of the Revised Code;

(B) Make and deliver to the owner of land or that owner's authorized attorney an owner's duplicate certificate pursuant to section 5309.25 of the Revised Code, if division (A) of this section prohibits the transcribing or binding of the certified copy of the decree of registration in the register of titles;

(C) Issue any duplicate certificate of title to registered land, any certified copy of a lost or destroyed duplicate certificate of title to registered land, or any new certificate of title to registered land under any provision of this chapter and Chapter 5310. of the Revised Code and under circumstances not described in division (B) of this section, without first deleting in the duplicate certificate of title, certified copy of the lost or destroyed duplicate certificate of title, or new certificate of title any reference to any restrictive covenant described in division (A) of this section;

(D) Initially enter any memorial, notation, or memorandum to the extent that it refers to any restrictive covenant described in division (A) of this section;

(E) Notwithstanding any contrary provision of this chapter or Chapter 5310. of the Revised Code, carry forward in connection with the registration of a transfer of registered land any memorial, notation, or memorandum to the extent that it refers to any restrictive covenant described in division (A) of this section;

(F) Notwithstanding any contrary provision of this chapter, file any instrument or paper that relates to registered land and that refers to any restrictive covenant described in division (A) of this section;

(G) Notwithstanding any contrary provision of this chapter, enter and index any instrument or paper with a reference to a certificate of title, if the instrument or paper refers to any restrictive covenant described in division (A) of this section.

Cite as R.C. § 5309.281

History. Effective Date: 03-30-1999