5309.96 Instruments shall not be taken from office - copies.

No record, instrument this chapter or Chapter 5310. of the Revised Code to be filed or kept in the office of the county recorder, including, but not limited to, any registered land record maintained by nonpaper means under division (A) of section 5309.031 of the Revised Code, shall be taken or otherwise caused to be removed from the recorder's office except by a subpoena duces tecum issued for and served upon the recorder by a court of record. When any record, instrument, paper, or other document is registered, the recorder, on demand and the tendering of the proper fee for it, shall deliver to any person a copy of the record, instrument, paper, or other document with, when applicable, all memoranda, memorials, and notations on it, certified under the recorder's hand and seal of office. The recorder shall endorse, in writing, across the face of all such copies, in red ink, "copy; no rights conveyed hereby."

Every copy of original records, instruments, papers, or other documents, certified as provided in this section, shall be received in all cases in place of the original record, instrument, paper, or other document and shall have the same effect in evidence as the original record, instrument, paper, or other document.

Cite as R.C. § 5309.96

History. Effective Date: 10-29-2003