Dear Residential Rental Property Owner,
Ohio Revised Code Section (O.R.C.) 5323.02 requires an owner of residential rental property to register a contact agent with the county auditor in which the property is located. Rental property for these purposes is any residential property in which money is exchanged, meaning the unit is leased or otherwise rented to tenants solely for residential purposes (such as an apartment, twin single, single family home or rooming house). The exceptions are a hotel or college or university dormitory.
We have provided two methods by which to register your property with our office. You may register online from this website, or you may download a copy of the registration form from our web page and mail it to:
Franklin County Auditor's Office
Attn: Danielle Farrell
373 S. High St. 21st floor
Columbus, OH 43215
If the residential rental property is owned by multiple individual owners, only one of them is required to file as the contact agent. If the property is owned by a business entity, one of the following must register the property as the contact agent:
Below is the information that is required:
Failure to comply with the initial filing or updating of the information is considered a violation of the law and each property is then subject to fines of $50 per tax year.
All information is considered public record (ORC149.43).
If you have any questions please contact my office at 614-525-4663 (HOME) or e-mail me at ClarenceMingo@franklincountyohio.gov.
Clarence E. Mingo II
Franklin County Auditor