All conservancy district assessments provided for in this chapter, together with all penalties and interest for default in payment of the assessments, and all costs in collecting the assessments, including a reasonable attorney's fee, to be fixed by the court and taxed as costs in the action brought to enforce payment, from the date of filing the certificate described in this section in the office of the county auditor for the county in which the lands and properties or public corporations are located, until paid, shall constitute a lien, to which only the lien of the state for general state, county, municipal corporation, school, and road taxes shall be paramount, upon all the lands and other property or public corporation against which the assessments are levied as is provided in this chapter. No lands or properties to which the lien of the conservancy district assessments has attached shall be forfeited to the state pursuant to its lien for taxes except pursuant to section 5723.01 of the Revised Code. The lien of the conservancy district assessments may be evidenced by a certificate substantially in the form provided in section 6101.84 of the Revised Code. The certificate and tables shall be prepared in a record by the secretary of the conservancy district at the expense of the district.
Unless expressly declared to the contrary, no warranty in any warranty deed or in any deed made pursuant to a judicial sale shall warrant against any portion of any assessment levied under this chapter, except past and current installments payable in the year which the deed bears date.
Effective Date: 09-21-2000 .