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(A) Except as otherwise provided in this section and unless the property involved is required to be disposed of pursuant to another section of the Ohio Revised Code, property that is unclaimed for 90 days or more shall be sold by the Marshal, Police Chief or licensed auctioneer at public auction, after notice of the sale has been provided by publication once a week for three successive weeks in a newspaper of general circulation in the county or as provided in R.C. § 7.16. The proceeds of the sale shall be paid to the Treasurer and shall be credited to the General Fund of the municipality.
(B) If authorized to do so by an ordinance adopted by the Legislative Authority of the municipality and if the property involved is not required to be disposed of pursuant to another section of the Ohio Revised Code, the Police Chief or Marshal may contribute property that is unclaimed for 90 days or more to one or more public agencies, to one or more nonprofit organizations no part of the net income of which inures to the benefit of any private shareholder or individual and no substantial part of the activities of which consists of carrying on propaganda or otherwise attempting to influence legislation, or to one or more organizations satisfying IRC § 501(c)(3) or (c)(19).
(R.C. § 737.32) (Rev. 2012)
Disposition of unclaimed or forfeited property held by Police Department; regulations, see § 130.17