(a)    A plot or niche may be transferred from a deceased owner of record by will, or under statutes of descent and distribution to any transferee except a corporation, other than a fiduciary or the City. If the estate of a deceased owner is not administered or if such lot or space is omitted from property administered, the right to succeed to record ownership thereof may be established by sworn statement or affidavit. In such case, title to the lot or space shall be deemed to have passed under the statutes of descent and distribution of the State of Ohio in effect upon the date of such statement or affidavit, without regard to the domicile of the decedent, or the date of death.
   (b)    Wherever in this chapter provision is made for the furnishing of a sworn statement or affidavit, the City and the Director of Public Service shall be entitled to rely thereon and neither the City nor the Director of Public Service shall be liable for action taken or denied in good faith in reliance upon such sworn statement or affidavit.
(Ord. 119-1996. Passed 9-9-96.)