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Section 2937.25 | Lien - form.


Upon the execution of any recognizance in an amount in excess of two hundred dollars in the usual form, and an affidavit of justification under section 2937.24 of the Revised Code, there shall attach to the real property described in said affidavit of justification, a lien in favor of this state in the penal sum of the recognizance, which lien shall remain in full force and effect during such time as such recognizance remains effective, or until further order of the court. Upon the acceptance by the judge or magistrate of such recognizance, containing such affidavit of justification, the said recognizance shall be immediately filed with the clerk of said court, if there is a clerk, or with the magistrate. The clerk of the court or the magistrate shall forthwith, upon the filing with him of such recognizance, file with the county recorder of the county in which such real property is located, a notice or lien, in writing, in substance as follows:

"To whom it may concern:

Take notice that the hereinafter described real property, located in the county of __________, has been pledged for the sum of __________ dollars, to the state of Ohio, by __________ surety upon the recognizance of __________ in a certain cause pending in the __________ court of the county (or city) of __________, to wit: the state of Ohio, plaintiff, versus __________ defendant, known and identified in such court as cause No. ______

Description of real estate: ____________________ Clerk of the court for the county of __________ or __________ Magistrate.

Dated _______________"

From the time of the filing and recording of such notice it is notice to everyone that the real property therein described has been pledged to this state as security for the performance of the conditions of a criminal recognizance in the penal sum set forth in said recognizance and notice. Such lien does not affect the validity of prior liens on said property.

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