CSPMTL 82 (Child Support - Five-Year Rule Review - Liens)
Child Support Program Manual Transmittal Letter No. 82
September 4, 2013
TO: All Child Support Program Manual Holders
FROM: Michael B. Colbert, Director
SUBJECT: Child Support - Five-Year Rule Review - Liens

The Office of Child Support (OCS) has amended the following rule. The rule has been reviewed in accordance with section 119.032 of the Revised Code, which requires the review of all state agency rules within a five-year period.

Amended RuleAmended Rule TitlePrior Effective Date of RuleEffective Date of Amendment
5101:12‑55‑20Liens against real and personal property.4/1/20099/15/2013
This rule describes the procedures that a child support enforcement agency (CSEA) shall use when it decides to assert a lien on real or personal property that is owned by an obligor who has been determined to be in default under a support order.
This rule has been amended to update Ohio Administrative Code references and a federal web address.
This rule is authorized by ORC section 3125.25, and amplifies ORC sections 3123.66, 3123.67, 3123.70, 3123.73, 3123.74, 3123.77, 3123.78, and 3125.03.


When the CSPMTL is published, the CSPM will be updated as follows:

  • An amended rule will be inserted and the previous version will be moved to the OAC Archive section of the eManuals.
  • A no change rule will continue with the same effective date.

The rules and forms in the CSPM can be accessed at:



Paragraph (I)(1) of OAC rule 5101:12-1-01 states that, whenever a program change requires modification of local procedures, the CSEA is required to revise its internal procedural handbook and submit the revision to OCS within thirty days of the revision. The CSEA should carefully review the amended rules contained in this CSPMTL to determine whether they require the CSEA to update its internal procedural handbook.