Chapter 1501:21-17 Inspection by Chief
The chief may make inspections during construction as deemed necessary to insure that the structure is being built in compliance with the approved plans and specifications which serve as the basis for issuing the construction permit. However, the inspections by the chief do not relieve the owner or the registered professional engineer in charge of the responsibility of providing adequate inspection of the work.
If at any time during the progress of the work, the chief finds that the work is not being performed in accordance with the approved plans, specifications, and changes, the chief may serve a written notice to the owner or the owner's representative by registered or certified mail or by personal service. Such notice shall state the particulars in which the work has not complied with the approved plans, specifications, and changes. The chief may order the immediate compliance with the approved plans, specifications, and changes. If the owner or the owner's representative fails to comply with the requirements of the order, the permit under which construction is authorized may be revoked by the chief. As prescribed by rule 1501:21-23-01 of the Administrative Code, each chiefs order or permit revocation shall inform the affected party of the hearing and appeal provisions of Chapter 119. of the Revised Code.
Upon receipt of the engineer's certification required in rule 1501:21-15-05 of the Administrative Code, the as-built plans and detailed final cost required in rule 1501:21-15-04 of the Administrative Code, the operation, maintenance, and inspection manual required in rule 1501:21-15-06 of the Administrative Code, and the emergency action plan required in rule 1501:21-15-07 of the Administrative Code, the chief shall within thirty days inspect the completed construction. If the chief finds that construction was completed in accordance with the approved plans, specifications, and changes, the chief shall within fourteen days after inspection approve the construction and so notify the owner and the surety in writing. The approval date shall be the date such notice is sent by the chief.
In the twelfth month following approval of construction by the chief under rule 1501:21-17-03 of the Administrative Code, the chief shall make a final inspection of the construction. If the final inspection shows that no fact has become apparent to indicate that the construction was not performed in accordance with the terms of the permit, plans, specifications, and approved changes thereof, and that the completed construction as performed would apparently not endanger life, health, or property, the chief shall give final approval of the construction and release the surety bond as prescribed in rule 1501:21-7-02 of the Administrative Code.