§ 367.131  Prohibiting Corporations from Owning or Transferring Real Property Without Registering with the Ohio Secretary of State
   (a)   No corporation, partnership, limited-liability company or other business entity, whether domestic or foreign, shall buy, own, sell, or transfer real property in the City of Cleveland without filing articles of incorporation and identifying a statutory agent, filing articles of organization and identifying a statutory agent, or being licensed by the Ohio Secretary of State and identifying a statutory agent in accordance with RC Chapters 1701, 1702, 1703 and 1705.
   (b)   No officer of a corporation, partnership, limited-liability company or any other business entity shall transact business to buy, own, sell, or transfer real property in the City of Cleveland unless the business entity has filed articles of incorporation and identified a statutory agent, filed articles of organization and identified a statutory agent, or been licensed by the Ohio Secretary of State and identified a statutory agent in accordance with RC Chapters 1701, 1702, 1703 and 1705.
   (c)   Any corporation, partnership limited-liability company or any other business entity or officer who fails to comply with the requirements of divisions (a) and (b) of this section is in violation of this chapter and shall be charged as an organization or individual with a first degree misdemeanor. Each property bought, owned, sold, or transferred by a business entity that is not in compliance with these requirements is a separate violation.
(Ord. No. 1520-11. Passed 11-14-11, eff. 11-16-11)