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Real Property Transfers and Conveyances

O.R.C. Section 319.20

The State of Ohio requires the Warren County Auditor's Office to transfer deeds and charge a transfer fee and when applicable a conveyance fee when changing the name or legal description of a parcel of land as per O.R.C. 319.20.

The following are requirements for the transfer of a deed, certificate of transfer, affidavit or court order.

The Real Property Conveyance Fee Statement of Value and Receipt - DTE Form 100 is required for all transfers that involve the sale of a property by O.R.C. 319.54(F)(3). The grantee or his/her representative must answer questions 1 through 10 of this form. The form must be signed and dated.

The Statement of Reason for Exemption from Real Property Conveyance Fee - DTE Form 100EX is required for all transfers that are exempt from the conveyance fee as defined in O.R.C. 319.202 and 319.54(F)(3). The grantee or his/her representative must answer questions 1 through 7 of this form. They must check one of the reasons for exemption listed as (a) through (w) on the form. Reasons for exemption are listed on the back of the form. Please note that reasons (b), (g) & (m) require an affidavit of facts stating "Why" there was no money involved in that transaction. The affidavit must be signed and notarized. This exempt form must also be signed and dated.

* The following fees are charged for transferring a deed:

  • Conveyance Fee - $1.00 per thousand dollars of the purchase price - O.R.C. Section 319.54(F)(3) - mandatory.
  • Transfer Tax - $2.00 per thousand dollars of the purchase price - O.R.C. Section 322.02 - permissive levy by County Commissioners.
  • Conveyance Fee of $1.00 plus Transfer Tax of $2.00 equals total fee of $3.00 (any pennies are rounded up to the next 10 cents).
  • Example - purchase price of $245,250. Fee would be $735.80 plus the transfer fee.
  • Transfer Fee - $0.50 per parcel or $0.50 per appraisal card in the the event the parcel lies in more than one taxing district.