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					   Hancock
  County
                  AUDITOR                                            CHARITY A. RAUSCHENBERG, CPA
                                                           COURTHOUSE • 300 S. MAIN STREET • FINDLAY, OHIO 45840
                                                           PHONE (419) 424-7015                 FAX (419) 424-7825
November, 2006

Dear Residential Rental Property Owner:

House Bill 294 (effective September 28, 2006) requires the owner(s) of residential rental property to file the
information listed below with the County Auditor of the county in which the property is located. Residential
rental property means: real property, 1 or more dwelling units leased or rented solely for residential purposes,
mobile home park or site where lots are leased for parking mobile/manufactured homes/RV’s for residential
purposes. To register your property with our office, complete the enclosed registration form. For future needs,
you can download the registration form from our web page (http://auditor.co.hancock.oh.us) or pick up the form
from the Hancock County Auditor’s Office. After completing the form, mail it to Hancock County Auditor’s
Office, ATTN: Rental Registration, 300 S. Main Street, Findlay, OH 45840

Below is the information that is required:

1. The name, address and phone number of the owner; if the residential rental property is owned by a trust,
   business trust, estate partnership, limited partnership, limited liability company, association, corporation or any
   other business entity, the name, address and phone number of the following:

       •     A trustee, in the case of a trust or business trust;
       •     The executor or administrator, in the case of an estate;
       •     A general partner, in the case of a partnership or a limited partnership;
       •     A member, manager or officer, in the case of a limited liability company;
       •     An associate, in the case of an association;
       •     An officer, in the case of a corporation; or
       •     A member, manager or officer in the case of any other business entity.

2. The street address and parcel number of the residential rental property.

3. Any owner of residential rental property who resides outside of the state shall designate an individual who
   resides in the state serve as the owner’s agent for the acceptance of service of process on behalf of the owner in
   any legal action or proceeding in the state. Any owner who designates an agent shall file in writing the name,
   address and telephone number of the agent.

Also, in accordance with the bill, all information is considered public record under section 149.43 of the Ohio
Revised Code. An owner shall update the information, within ten days after any change in the information
occurs. Failing to comply with the filing or updating of the information requirements is considered a violation and
is guilty of a minor misdemeanor in accordance with Ohio Revised Code 5323.99.

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact my office at 419-424-7015 or email
hanauda@co.hancock.oh.us

Sincerely,


Charity A. Rauschenberg,
Hancock County Auditor
                        RESIDENTIAL RENTAL PROPERTY REGISTRATION
                             CHARITY A. RAUSCHENBERG, CPA


                                                                              Office Phone: 419-424-7015
300 South Main Street                                                            Office Fax: 419-424-7825
Findlay, OH 45840                                                   Website: http://auditor.co.hancock.oh.us



                              Owner/Officer/Agent Information
A. Ohio law requires owners of residential rental property to register such properties with the county
auditor by providing the information requested below. If the residential rental property is owned by a
corporation or some other business entity, the information below must be provided for an officer,
partner, manager, trustee, or associate. Failure to comply with this law is a minor misdemeanor.

Owner/Corporation Name                                                    Phone
Corporate Office Name
Address
City                                        State                         Zip

Ownership Type: Individual  Sole Proprietorship  Partnership  Corporation                 Trust   
B. If the owner of the residential rental property resides outside the state of Ohio, an Agent must be
designated by the owner providing the information below. An Agent must be a person at least 18
years of age who resides anywhere in Ohio.

Agent Name                                                                Phone
Business Name
Address
City                                        State          Ohio           Zip

                        Rental Properties owned in Hancock County

1. Location Address                                        City/Township/Village
Auditor Parcel Identification #                               Mobile Home Lot #
Number of Rental Units on Property                                  Year Built

2. Location Address                                        City/Township/Village
Auditor Parcel Identification #                               Mobile Home Lot #
Number of Rental Units on Property                                  Year Built

3. Location Address                                        City/Township/Village
Auditor Parcel Identification #                               Mobile Home Lot #
Number of Rental Units on Property                                  Year Built

 Additional properties owned in Hancock County may be submitted on the next page.



Owner/Applicant Signature                                         Date
                          Rental Properties owned in Hancock County
4. Location Address                                                      City/Township/Village
Auditor Parcel Identification #                                             Mobile Home Lot #
Number of Rental Units on Property                                                Year Built

5. Location Address                                                      City/Township/Village
Auditor Parcel Identification #                                             Mobile Home Lot #
Number of Rental Units on Property                                                Year Built

6. Location Address                                                      City/Township/Village
Auditor Parcel Identification #                                             Mobile Home Lot #
Number of Rental Units on Property                                                Year Built

7. Location Address                                                      City/Township/Village
Auditor Parcel Identification #                                             Mobile Home Lot #
Number of Rental Units on Property                                                Year Built

8. Location Address                                                      City/Township/Village
Auditor Parcel Identification #                                             Mobile Home Lot #
Number of Rental Units on Property                                                Year Built

                                                   Instructions
The State of Ohio requires residential rental property owners to register their rental properties with the County Auditor.
Residential Rental Properties include real property, one or more dwelling units leased or rented solely for residential
purposes, or a mobile home park or a site where lots are leased for parking mobile/manufactured homes/RVs for residential
purposes. This regulation does not pertain to hotels or college dorms.

Section A. If you are an Individual owner or Sole Proprietor, please include your Full Name. If a Partnership, Corporation
or Trust, please include the name of the entity as well as the name of a corporate office. Phone refers to the primary
contact phone number for the property.

Section B. The State of Ohio requires that if the owner resides outside of the State of Ohio, the owner must designate an
in-state Agent. The agent must be at least 18 years of age and reside in the State of Ohio. Again, the primary contact phone
number should be included.

Please fill our information for each residential rental property owned in Hancock County. The parcel ID # and the year
built are available at our website: http://hancock.iviewauditor.com. The Mobile Home Lot # is located on your tax bill.

Mail completed form to:
Hancock County Auditor’s Office
ATTN: Rental Registration
300 South Main Street
Findlay, OH 45840

Or fax to: 419-424-7825

Within 10 days of any change in this information, the owner of the residential property is required to update this
information with the County Auditor’s Office.

This information if public record and failure to provide this information is a minor misdemeanor. Please call 419-424-
7015 for assistance.

				
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