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Section 5309.71 | Proceedings in eminent domain.


When registered land, or any interest therein, is sought to be taken in the exercise of the right of eminent domain, notice of the proceedings with a pertinent description of the lands sought to be appropriated together with the name of the owner, shall be filed with the county recorder, and a memorial made on the last registered certificate of title of the lands sought to be appropriated.

No title to such lands shall pass until a certified copy of the order of appropriation made by the probate court or the court of common pleas, setting forth by whom, from whom, and the amount of land appropriated, with an accurate description and plat of such lands, and that the damages assessed have been paid or secured to be paid, is filed with the recorder under the seal of the court. When such order, description, and plat are filed, the recorder shall note on the last registered certificate of title of the owner whose lands have been appropriated, the amount appropriated, in exact terms, and shall register in the name of the person, corporation, or other body entitled thereto, the title of the land taken, and issue a certificate therefor. If land which was taken for a public use reverts by operation of law to the owner from whom it was taken, or to his heirs or asigns, the court upon petition of the person entitled to the benefit of the reversion, after notice and a hearing, may order the entry of a new certificate of title to him.

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