(A) Upon the sale and delivery of a tax certificate, the tax certificate vests in the certificate holder the first lien previously held by the state and its taxing districts under section 5721.10 of the Revised Code for the amount of taxes, assessments, interest, and penalty charged against a certificate parcel, superior to all other liens and encumbrances upon the parcel described in the tax certificate, in the amount of the certificate redemption price, except liens for delinquent taxes that attached to the certificate parcel prior to the attachment of the lien being conveyed by the sale of such tax certificate. With respect to the priority as among such first liens of the state and its taxing districts for different years, the priority shall be determined by the date such first liens of the state and its taxing districts attached pursuant to section 323.11 of the Revised Code, with first priority to the earliest attached lien and each immediately subsequent priority based upon the next earliest attached lien.
(1) A certificate holder or the county treasurer may record the tax certificate or memorandum thereof in the office of the county recorder of the county in which the certificate parcel is situated, as a mortgage of land under division (A)(2) of section 317.08 of the Revised Code. The county recorder shall index the certificate in the indexes provided for under section 317.18 of the Revised Code. If the lien is subsequently canceled, the cancellation also shall be recorded by the county recorder.
(2) Notwithstanding Chapter 1309., Title LIII, or any other provision of the Revised Code, a secured party holding a security interest in a tax certificate or memorandum thereof may perfect that security interest only by one of the following methods:
(b) Registering the tax certificate with the county treasurer in the name of the secured party, or its agent or custodian, as certificate holder;
(c) Recording the name of the secured party in the tax certificate register in the office of the county treasurer of the county in which the certificate parcel is situated.
Effective Date: 07-20-2004; 2008 HB562 09-22-2008