A registered owner in fee of real property, in order to transfer the owner's whole interest in the property or in any part of the property or to transfer any undivided interest in the property shall execute to the intended transferee a deed or instrument of conveyance that, in case of transfer of the whole of the property, may be on the duplicate certificate of title. The deed or instrument of conveyance may be in any form authorized by law. When the transferee presents the deed or instrument of conveyance to the county recorder of the county in which the property is situated, the recorder shall file the deed or instrument of conveyance, and, if the recorder finds that the transferor is entitled to make the transfer under this chapter and Chapter 5310. of the Revised Code, the recorder shall register the title, in accordance with the deed or instrument of conveyance, in the name of the transferee upon a new folium in the register of titles, shall enter on the new folium in a manner consistent with section 5309.281 of the Revised Code all memorials, notations, and memoranda to which the property is subject at the time of the transfer, and shall issue a new certificate of title to the transferee that states the transferee's full name, place of residence, and post-office address, whether the transferee is married, and, if the transferee is married, the name of the transferee's spouse. If the transferee is a minor, the transferee's exact age must be given on the new certificate of title, or, if the transferee is under another disability, the nature and character of that disability must be stated on the new certificate of title. Before a transfer can be registered, the transferor or the transferee shall deliver to the recorder the duplicate certificate of title of the transferor, and the recorder shall enter upon the folium of the register in which the title of the transferor is registered and upon the duplicate certificate of title a memorial or memorandum canceling it, in whole or in part, as the interest of the transferee may appear from the deed or other instrument of conveyance, with the particulars of the transfer that may be necessary for identification, the date of transfer, the name, place of residence, and post-office address of the transferee, and the volume and folium of the register in which the transferee's title is registered.
Effective Date: 03-30-1999