5321.08 Rent deposits - duty of clerk of court.

(A) Whenever a tenant deposits rent with the clerk of a court as provided in section 5321.07 of the Revised Code, the clerk shall give written notice of this fact to the landlord and to his agent, if any.

(B) The clerk shall place all rent deposited with him in a separate rent escrow account in the name of the clerk in a bank or building and loan association domiciled in this state.

(C) The clerk shall keep in a separate docket an account of each deposit, with the name and address of the tenant, and the name and address of the landlord and of his agent, if any.

(D) For his costs, the clerk may charge a fee of one per cent of the amount of the rent deposited, which shall be assessed as court costs.

(E) All interest that has accrued on the rent deposited by the clerk of a county court under division (B) of this section shall be paid into the treasury of the political subdivision for which the clerk performs his duties. All interest that has accrued on the rent deposited by the clerk of a municipal court under division (B) of this section shall be paid into the city treasury as defined in division (B) of section 1901.03 of the Revised Code.

Effective Date: 09-01-1975