Ohio Revised Code section (R.C.) 5323.02 requires an owner of residential rental property to register a contact agent for that property with the county auditor’s office within 60 days (including weekends and holidays) following the day a real property conveyance form for that property is filed with the county auditor. Failure to file this information in a timely manner may result in the assessment of a penalty of up to $150 against the property that is the subject of the violation.
What is Residential Rental Property?
Who Must File?
R.C. 5323.02 requires an owner of residential rental property to file information about a contact agent with the county auditor.
If a property has multiple individual owners, only one owner is required to fi le as the contact agent. If the property
is owned by a trust, business trust, estate, partnership, limited partnership, limited liability company, association, corporation
or any other business entity, then one of the following individuals,as indicated below, must fi le as the contact agent.
If the property is owned by:
What Information Must Be Filed?
The contact agent must file the name, address and telephone number of the individual who is filing as the contact agent for the property, and the street address and permanent parcel number of the residential rental property. Please contact your county auditor for additional information about how to register a contact agent.
To register your rental property please download and complete the following PDF form and send it to the Auditor's Office:
*Ohio law requires owners of residential rental property to register such properties with the county auditor by providing the information requested in the forms available on this page. To view the official bill language click here.