Chapter 4781-7 Inspections

4781-7-01 Inspections.

(A) General.

(1) All manufactured homes installed in Ohio shall be inspected for compliance with the Ohio manufactured home installation standards by an inspector. For purposes of this chapter, "inspector" means either individuals certified by the division pursuant to Chapter 4781. of the Revised Code or individuals trained and employed by the division. An inspector has the right to inspect the installation of a manufactured home and any elements that deal with installation of a manufactured home that are under the jurisdiction of the division. An inspector also has the right to conduct plans reviews of proposed manufactured home installations. Nothing in this chapter permits inspectors to review plans for any structures that are not covered in Chapters 4781-5 to 4781-12 of the Administrative Code.

(2) The division shall adopt a checklist for the inspection of manufactured homes.

(3) An inspector shall use the division-adopted checklist for all inspections.

(B) Division inspection seal.

(1) The division shall adopt a division inspection seal ("inspection seal").

(2) Except as provided in paragraph (C) of this rule, no manufactured home shall be occupied until the inspector has issued the inspection seal. The inspection seal shall be paid for at the time the permit is issued and shall not be construed as an approval of any violation of the provisions of Chapter 4781. of the Revised Code or the rules promulgated thereunder or of other ordinances . Any inspection seal issued in error shall not be valid.

(3) The inspection seal must be placed by the inspector in the proximity of the electrical panel box cover with an electrical approval tag at the meter base. No person shall remove, destroy, alter, or cover an inspection seal except as permitted by paragraph (D) of this rule. The inspection seal shall not be affixed until the manufactured home meets the Ohio manufactured home installation standards. A copy of the inspection seal information shall be maintained in accordance with the division's records retention policy.

(4) The inspection seal shall contain the following, either typed or written in permanent ink:

(a) The name and license number of the manufactured home installer;

(b) The serial number of the manufactured home;

(c) The address where the home is located;

(d) The signature of the inspector;

(e) The date the inspection seal is signed and affixed to the home signifying final approval; and

(f) Any special stipulations and conditions of the installation permit or of the approval.

(C) Temporary occupancy permits. The division shall be authorized to issue a temporary occupancy permit before the completion of the entire work covered by the permit, provided that such portion(s) shall be occupied safely. The division shall set a time period during which the temporary occupancy permit is valid, not to exceed six months. Two six- month extensions may be granted by the division upon written request if the installation is in accordance with Chapter 4781-6 of the Administrative Code. The temporary occupancy permit shall not be the inspection seal but shall be on a form approved by the division.

(1) Conformance. Temporary occupancy permits shall not be issued unless the manufactured home meets the requirements for temporary occupancy permits and no life safety hazards exist.

(2) Termination of temporary occupancy permits. The division may terminate the temporary occupancy permit if (a) the temporary occupancy permit has expired, (b) the manufactured home no longer meets the temporary occupancy permit requirements, or (c) life safety hazards exist.

(D) Revocation of the inspection seal or the temporary occupancy permit. The division may suspend or revoke an inspection seal issued under Chapter 4781. of the Revised Code or the rules promulgated thereunder if the inspection seal or the temporary occupancy permit is issued in error, or if the information provided is incorrect, or it is determined that the manufactured home is in violation of any of the provisions of Chapter 4781. of the Revised Code or the rules promulgated thereunder.

(E) Jurisdiction for inspections.

(1) All installation inspections in Ohio shall be conducted by an inspector who:

(a) Is certified by the division, has completed an installation training course approved by the division, and has passed the division inspection test; or

(b) Is trained and employed by the division.

(2) The inspector shall ensure that the installation meets the requirements of the Ohio manufactured home installation standards as set forth in Chapter 4781-6 of the Administrative Code.

(3) The division inspectors may perform plans reviews and conduct inspections in any area, for any reason as the division deems necessary to maintain the requirements set forth in Chapters 4781-5 to 4781-12 of the Administrative Code. The inspections and plans reviews set forth in this rule are for the purpose of ensuring that installations of manufactured homes conform with the standards set forth in Chapter 4781-6 of the Administrative Code and are not considered investigation inspections under rule 4781-8-08 of the Administrative Code or as part of dispute resolution investigations under rule 4781-10-01 of the Administrative Code.

(F) Contracts with inspection agencies.

The division may enter into contracts with certified building departments, certified health departments, certified third party inspection agencies, or certified inspectors to perform any enforcement or compliance function set forth in this chapter.

(G) Fee authority for inspections, plan reviews, inspection seals, temporary inspection seals, and temporary occupancy permits.

(1) The division and any authorities having jurisdiction may charge fees for inspections, re-inspections, plan reviews, permits, and related services and expenditures if those fees are in accordance with rule 4781-7-10 of the Administrative Code. Any fees that are not in accordance with the fee schedule established in rule 4781-7-10 of the Administrative Code must be preapproved by the division in writing.

(H) Notice of violations for installations of manufactured homes.

(1) When an inspector determines that a home is in violation of the Ohio manufactured home installation standards as set forth in Chapter 4781-6 of the Administrative Code, the inspector shall provide a notice of violation. The inspector shall provide in writing, on or attached to the notice of violation, a citation to the standard section that has been violated and leave the notice of violation with the inspection documents on site.

(2) A notice of violation shall only be removed after the installer has provided the division with notice after the violations have been corrected and the division has verified that the corrections have been made.

(I) Inspection of utilities.

(1) Connection of service utilities. No person shall make final connections from any utility source to any manufactured home that is regulated by this code until an inspection permit is issued by the division. The electrical approval sticker affixed by the inspector constitutes approval to energize the home. Nothing in this rule prevents the installer from having access to utilities as needed during installation.

(2) Temporary connection. The inspector shall have authority to authorize and approve the temporary connection of the home or system to the utility source.

(3) Authority to disconnect utilities. The inspector shall have the authority to authorize the immediate disconnection of utilities to the manufactured home by Chapter 4781. of the Revised Code or the rules promulgated thereunder and the referenced codes and standards set forth in case of emergency where necessary to eliminate an immediate hazard to life or property or when such connection has been made without approval. The inspector shall notify the utility company and request the utility company to follow its normal disconnection procedures and whenever possible notify the owner and occupant of the manufactured home of the decision to disconnect. The owner or occupant of the manufactured home shall be notified in writing as soon as possible thereafter.

(J) Violations.

(1) No person shall install, occupy, or permit occupancy of, any manufactured home in violation of any provisions of Chapter 4781. of the Revised Code or the rules promulgated thereunder.

(2) The division shall be authorized to serve notice of violation or order on any person:

(a) Responsible for the installation;

(b) Occupying the manufactured home;

(c) In violation of the approved plans;

(d) In violation of a permit;

(e) In violation of inspection seal set; or

(f) In violation of temporary occupancy permits issued under Chapter 4781. of the Revised Code or the rules promulgated thereunder.

Such order shall direct the discontinuance of the violation, action, or condition, and the abatement of the violation.

(3) If the violation(s) are not corrected within the time prescribed by such notice, the division may institute the appropriate proceeding at law or in equity to restrain, correct, or abate such violation, or to require the removal or termination of the unlawful occupancy of the manufactured home.

(4) Any person who violates Chapter 4781. of the Revised Code or the rules promulgated thereunder or fails to comply with any of the requirements or who installs a manufactured home in violation of the approved plans or the manufacturer's installation manual or directive of the inspector or of a permit or inspection seal shall be subject to penalties as prescribed by Chapter 4781. of the Revised Code and the rules promulgated thereunder.

(K) Stop work order.

(1) Upon notice from the inspector that the installation of a manufactured home is proceeding in violation of Chapter 4781. of the Revised Code or the rules promulgated thereunder or in an unsafe and dangerous manner, the installation shall be immediately stopped. The stop work order shall be in writing and shall state the conditions under which the installation will be permitted to resume. The stop work order shall be given to the owner of the property involved or the owner's agent or to the person doing the work.

(2) Unlawful continuance. Any person that continues the installation of a manufactured home after being served with a stop work order, except such installation components that person is directed to perform to abate a violation or unsafe condition, shall be subject to penalties as prescribed in Chapter 4781. of the Revised Code or the rules promulgated thereunder.

Replaces: 4781-7-10


Effective: 1/20/2020
Five Year Review (FYR) Dates: 8/27/2019 and 01/20/2025
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 4781.04, 4781.14
Rule Amplifies: 4781.04, 4781.06, 4781.07, 4781.11, 4781.12, 4781.121, 4781.14
Prior Effective Dates: 07/01/2007, 01/01/2010, 06/02/2011, 12/01/2012

4781-7-02 Certified manufactured home inspectors.

(A) All manufactured home inspectors that are not employed by the division shall be certified by the division. Certification shall be valid for three years.

(B) An applicant to become a certified inspector shall meet the following:

(1) Experience. The applicant shall meet at least one of the following:

(a) Three years' experience in a position of responsibility, directly related to construction, such as foreman, which required the ability to effectively read and interpret building plans and specifications; or

(b) Three years' experience in an architect or engineer office performing building design or drafting duties or construction supervision; or

(c) An associate degree (two years) from a college or university in architecture, engineering, or building technology; or

(d) Three years as a quality assurance inspector or field service technician in a manufactured homes manufacturing plant; or

(e) Three years as an Ohio licensed manufactured home installer; or

(f) International code council or board of building standards current and active certification as a building inspector, residential inspector, or plans reviewer; or

(g) Any combination of experience and education in the manufactured homes construction industry or building construction industry totaling three years as approved by the division; or

(h) Other equivalent experience as approved by the division.

(2) Submit a complete application on a form approved by the division and a nonrefundable fee as set forth in paragraph (G) of this rule.

(3) Successfully complete an approved inspector training course for the certification of manufactured homes inspectors;

(4) Pass the written examination prescribed by the division.

(C) Incomplete applications shall be held open for six months following notification of incomplete requirements by regular mail, facsimile, or email. After five months, a final notice of incomplete application shall be mailed by certified mail, return receipt requested. If at the end of the six- month period the application remains incomplete, it shall be considered abandoned and the applicant shall be required to submit a new application, including any fees.

(D) Each certified inspector shall apply for renewal and pay a nonrefundable renewal fee in an amount set forth in paragraph (G) of this rule prior to the expiration date of the certification. Any individual whose certification has expired may obtain a renewal within one year from the date of its expiration provided the holder has met all requirements for renewal, including payment of the renewal fee. All applications for renewal of expired certifications shall be processed as renewals during the one-year period following expiration. All applications for renewal of expired certifications submitted more than one year following the expiration shall be processed as a new application. The holder of a certification that has expired shall not perform any duties for which a certification is required.

(E) All certified inspectors shall be required to complete a minimum of twelve hours of continuing education training for each certification period. The certified inspector shall provide the division with verification of completion of the required continuing education on the appropriate continuing education form.

(F) Certified inspectors .

(1) The division may set qualifications and contract with certified inspectors as the division deems necessary to carry out additional inspections in all areas of the state.

(2) A copy of all deficiency reports from a certified inspector must be provided to the division. The deficiency report shall include the name and license number of the installer, a list of the deficiency or non-compliant items and the list of corrections, and the time period for the installer to correct the listed deficiencies or non-compliant items.

(G) Certification fees.

(1) The non-refundable initial fee for certified inspectors shall be fifty dollars for each three -year certification period.

(2) The non-refundable renewal fee for certified inspectors shall be fifty dollars.

(3) Fees shall be made payable, by check or money order, to "Treasurer, State of Ohio," or by credit card. Any payment of fees may be subject to a convenience fee as charged to the division.

(H) The division may deny, suspend, revoke, or refuse to renew the certification of any manufactured home inspector or any inspection agency for any of the following reasons:

(1) Failure to meet the requirements for a certification or renewal of a certification under Chapter 4781. of the Revised Code;

(2) Failure to meet the continuing education requirements for renewal for a certification under Chapter 4781. of the Revised Code;

(3) Violation of Chapter 4781. of the Revised Code;

(4) Making a false or material misstatement in an application for certification;

(5) Inspecting manufactured homes in Ohio without a certification or without being employed as an inspector by a certified building department, health department, or third party agency;

(6) Been convicted of a crime of moral turpitude or a disqualifying offense as those terms are defined in section 4776.10 of the Revised Code. The term "disqualifying offense" has the same meaning as that term is used in rule 4781-8-03 of the Administrative Code;

(7) Having had a certification revoked, suspended, or denied by the division;

(8) Having a certification revoked, suspended, or denied by another state or jurisdiction ;

(9) Engaging in conduct in another state or jurisdiction that would violate Chapter 4781. of the Revised Code if committed in this state;

(10) Failing to provide electronic permit/inspection updates on the division website seal report in a timely manner to be determined by the division;

(11) Acting in a manner that violates the code of ethics for manufactured home inspectors;

(12) Violations of the division's rules and/or policies.

(I) In addition to or in lieu of suspending, revoking, or refusing to renew a manufactured home inspector's certification for violation of Chapter 4781. of the Revised Code or any rule adopted pursuant thereto, the division may impose a fine not exceeding one thousand dollars per violation per day.

(J) Any person whose certification or certification application has been revoked, suspended, denied, or not renewed may request an adjudication hearing within thirty days after receipt of the notice of the action. The hearing shall be held in accordance with Chapter 119. of the Revised Code.

(K) Reapplication after revocation, denial, or suspension.

(1) Any person whose certification has been revoked or denied may apply for a new certification two years after the date on which the certification was revoked or denied.

(2) Any person whose certification has been suspended for a period determined by the division may apply for renewal of the certification within thirty days of the end of the suspension period.

(L) Upon suspension, revocation, or non-renewal, the person shall return the certification and identification card to the division within three days after receipt of the notice of suspension, revocation, or non-renewal.


Effective: 1/20/2020
Five Year Review (FYR) Dates: 8/27/2019 and 01/20/2025
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 4781.04, 4781.10, 4781.14
Rule Amplifies: 4781.04, 4781.07, 4781.12, 4781.14
Prior Effective Dates: 07/01/2007, 01/01/2010, 06/02/2011, 12/01/2012

4781-7-03 Inspection requirements.

(A) Inspection requirements.

(1) Three inspections, known as a "footing inspection," an "electrical inspection," and a "final inspection" shall be performed on every manufactured home installed in the state of Ohio where new footings are being constructed in ground. Where existing footings comply with Chapter 4781. of the Revised Code and the rules promulgated thereunder, only the electrical and final inspections shall be required as long as no alterations, repairs, or additions to the existing footings are required to comply with Chapter 4781. of the Revised Code or the rules promulgated thereunder. Additional inspections may be required depending on the type of installation , and all inspections shall comply with the requirements of this rule.

(2) A copy of the approved plans or the manufacturer's installation manual shall be at the installation site for the inspector's use. If the approved plans or the manufacturer's installation manual is not at the installation site when the inspector is present for the inspection, no inspection shall be performed by the inspector until the approved plans or manufacturer's installation manual is at the installation site.

(B) Inspection requests.

(1) The permit holder shall request inspections from the division when the manufactured home is ready for inspection. The division shall make written record of each inspection request including the date and time. The inspections shall be performed within three business days of the request, (meaning days excluding weekends and holidays). If the division is unable to perform the inspection, the permit holder shall hire a certified inspector, as defined in paragraph (F) of rule 4781-7-02 of the Administrative Code. If the inspection is not performed within three business days, the installer may continue with the installation; however, if the installer continues with the installation and the installation is in violation of Chapter 4781. of the Revised Code and the rules promulgated thereunder, the installer shall be responsible to correct all violations within the time prescribed by the inspector and at the installer's expense.

(2) If any inspection is performed by a certified inspector other than an inspector employed by the division, then the permit holder must notify the division of any inspection that is not performed due to a non-responsive inspector within three business days of the request.

(C) Footing inspections.

(1) New constructed or new poured concrete footings. Inspection of the footing shall be made after the footing's excavations have been excavated to solid ground, after any required reinforcing steel has been placed, and prior to the placing of concrete. The footing inspection shall include excavations for lengthways runners, crossways ribbons, pier pads, perimeter wall footers, slabs, and thickened slabs intended for the support of bearing walls, partitions, columns, piers, structural supports, or equipment as applicable to the specific design.

(a) The division may review plans, issue permits, and perform inspections for footing or base support systems, regardless of whether a manufactured home is being installed concurrently, provided the installer makes application as prescribed by the division, and has obtained approval for the location of the footing or base support system, and such footing or base support system has been installed in accordance with paragraphs (L) to (P) of rule 4781-6- 03.3 of the Administrative Code.

(b) Permit and plan review in paragraph (A) of this rule shall be the same as required in rules 4781-7-09 and 4781-12-05 of the Administrative Code.

(2) Existing footings. Where footings are preexisting and the inspector cannot reasonably inspect the excavation area to confirm that the footings have been constructed on solid ground, no inspection of the preexisting footings shall be required if the preexisting footings are in good and non-deteriorating condition and support the manufactured home. If the inspector determines that the preexisting footings are failing or deteriorating, the footings shall be replaced and the excavation shall be inspected prior to the placing of the new footings. Any and all preexisting footings that were in good and non-deteriorating condition, but upon final inspection show they do not support the load of the manufactured home, the installer shall replace the footings in accordance with the division's rules.

(D) Electrical inspections.

(1) Electrical service inspections shall be performed by a board of building standards certified electrical safety inspector (ESI). If the electrical service does not meet the national electrical code (NEC) as referenced in rule 4781-6-03 of the Administrative Code, the ESI shall leave a copy of the electrical service inspection checklist, listing the items to be corrected, and the items shall be corrected prior to the expiration of the permit. If the electrical service complies with the requirements of the NEC, the ESI shall place an approval sticker on the meter base, leave a copy of the completed electrical service inspection checklist on site, and shall notify the local electrical power company that the manufactured home has passed the electrical service inspection. The licensed installer or the homeowner shall submit a copy of the completed electrical service inspection checklist or any other documentation required by the local electrical power company. The electrical service inspection shall include, but not be limited to, electrical system connections from the service point as defined in NEC 2008. Work performed on-site during an installation shall be made prior to covering or concealment, and before fixtures or appliances are set or installed.

(2) Nothing in this rule shall authorize the division to inspect components of a manufactured home that were inspected at the factory, other than components that may affect the health or safety of the occupant of the manufactured home.

(E) Final inspections.

(1) A final inspection shall be made after the permitted work is complete and prior to occupancy.

(2) The permit holder shall request a final inspection within ten working days of the completion of the manufactured home installation.

(3) An inspector shall use a division- approved inspection checklist when performing final inspection.

(4) Upon approval of the final inspection, the inspector shall place the inspection seal in the home on the inside face of the electrical panel.

(5) No inspector shall allow the home to be occupied unless the inspection seal has been placed or the inspector has approved the home for a temporary occupancy.

(F) The inspector may accept inspection reports of approved agencies, provided such agencies satisfy the requirements of the division as to qualifications and reliability.

(G) It shall be the duty of the permit holder or the installer to notify the inspector that work is ready for inspection. It shall be the duty of the person requesting any inspections required by Chapter 4781. of the Revised Code or the rules promulgated thereunder to provide access to and means for inspection of such work.

(H) The division shall provide an inspection card indicating the inspections required. The inspector shall sign the inspection card by initialing each stage of inspection as it is performed. The inspection card shall be kept with the approved plans and/or the manufacturer's installation manual on the installation site. The inspection card shall be on a form approved by the division. A lost, damaged, or illegible inspection card shall be replaced in accordance with the rules or policies of the division.


Effective: 1/20/2020
Five Year Review (FYR) Dates: 8/27/2019 and 01/20/2025
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 4781.04, 4781.14
Rule Amplifies: 4781.04, 4781.06, 4781.07, 4781.11, 4781.14
Prior Effective Dates: 01/01/2007, 01/01/2010, 06/02/2011, 12/01/2012

4781-7-04 Building departments and health departments; requirements for certification to perform inspections of manufactured homes.

(A) Before exercising authority to enforce Chapter 4781. of the Revised Code or the rules promulgated thereunder, and before accepting and approving plans pursuant to Chapter 4781. of the Revised Code or the rules promulgated thereunder, municipalities, townships, and county building departments and health departments and their required personnel shall be certified by the division.

(B) A building department certified by the board of building standards to enforce section 3781.10 of the Revised Code shall submit an application for certification or renewal on a form approved by the division that includes:

(1) A copy of the board of building standards certification;

(2) The names, addresses, and qualifications of persons, firms, or corporations contracting to furnish work or services if such persons, firms, or corporations are under contract to furnish inspection services and if authority is exercised pursuant to the contract. A minimum of one inspector certified by the division, a back-up inspector certified by the division, and an electrical safety inspector (ESI) as employees or under contract are required;

(3) The names of other municipal corporations, townships, counties, health districts, or other political subdivisions contracting work or services if such other political subdivision is under contract to furnish services related to manufactured home installation inspection;

(4) A signature of an authorized representative or an appropriate official for the political subdivision;

(5) Proof of the approval of the governmental entity through the adoption of an ordinance or resolution granting authority for the work contracted with the division; and

(6) Manufactured home inspection and plans review procedures.

(C) Each department shall be required to update the division seal report regarding permit issuance activities pursuant to these rules, within twenty-four hours after the issuance of an installation permit.

(D) The division shall be provided with notification of changes in personnel of the department who enforce the rules of the division within thirty calendar days after such personnel changes have been made.

(E) The division may revoke a building department's certification following an investigation that establishes that the building department or its employees violated Chapter 4781. of the Revised Code or rules promulgated thereunder. The division may initiate an investigation on its own motion or upon receipt of a complaint. If the division proposes to revoke an inspector or a building department's certification, the division shall conduct a hearing pursuant to Chapter 119. of the Revised Code. If the division finds that the building department inspector or the building department has violated the rules, the division may revoke, suspend,issue a fine, or do a combination thereof. Any fine imposed cannot exceed one thousand dollars per violation per day. A building department employee inspector or the building department shall return the certification and identification card to the division within three business days after receipt of the division's order of revocation.

(F) A building department's certification shall be valid for three years. Each building department shall apply for renewal of its certification prior to the expiration date of its certification. If the building department fails to renew its certification on or before the expiration, it must submit a new application for certification in accordance with this rule. No building department or any of its employees may perform any duties for which a certification is required under this chapter until certification is renewed.

(G) Fees. There is no fee for a building department requesting division certification or renewal.

(H) A building department not certified by the board of building standards or health department may be certified by the division in accordance with this rule provided the following is submitted:

(1) Information required in paragraphs (B) to (F) of this rule;

(2) The following additional information:

(a) A copy of the ordinance/resolution creating the department, including the date established;

(b) An organizational chart of the department;

(c) List of employees or independent contractors who will be performing the inspections or plans review. A minimum of one inspector certified by the division, a back-up inspector certified by the division, and an electrical safety inspector (ESI) as employees or under contract are required;

(d) Copy(ies) of all contractual agreements, if any, regarding any persons or employee that will be providing inspections, plans review, electrical inspections, sewer connection inspections, and plumbing inspections.

(3) Fees. There is no fee for a building department not certified by the board of building standards or health department requesting division certification or renewal.

(I) If a building department not certified by the board of building standards or health department fails to renew its certification on or before expiration, it must submit a new application for certification in accordance with this rule. No building department, health department, or any of its employees may perform any duties for which a certification is required under this chapter until certification is renewed.

(J) After an investigation, if a finding of facts establishes that a building department or health department certified under paragraph (H) of this rule or any of their employees has not complied with Chapter 4781. of the Revised Code or the rules promulgated thereunder, the division may revoke the certification of the department. The division may initiate an investigation on its own motion or upon receipt of a complaint. If the division proposes to revoke the certification of an inspector employed by or retained by a building department or health department, the division shall conduct a hearing pursuant to Chapter 119. of the Revised Code. If the division finds that the department employee or inspector or the department has violated this chapter, the division may revoke, suspend, issue a fine, or a combination thereof. Any fine imposed cannot exceed one thousand dollars per violation per day. A department's inspector or the department shall return the certification and identification card to the division within three business days after receipt of the division's order.

(K) As it relates to installation inspections, there will be no exclusivity under the division's authority. A certified building department or certified health department may contract with a jurisdiction outside its respective political subdivision to perform non-exclusive manufactured home installation inspections in that political subdivision, but if so, must notify the division of the non-exclusive agreement and must provide a copy of the executed contract to the division prior to permitting/inspecting outside of its jurisdiction.


Effective: 1/20/2020
Five Year Review (FYR) Dates: 8/27/2019 and 01/20/2025
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 4781.04, 4781.14
Rule Amplifies: 4781.04, 4781.06, 4781.07, 4781.121, 4781.14
Prior Effective Dates: 01/01/2007, 01/01/2010, 06/02/2011, 12/01/2012

4781-7-05 Certified third-party inspection agencies.

(A) The division may contract with certified third- party inspection agencies to perform inspections or plan reviews. Trained division inspectors may also perform these functions.

(B) To become certified, third- party inspection agencies must provide the following information to the division:

(1) The name, address, and telephone number of the third- party inspection agency; names and addresses of all owners, shareholders, partners, limited liability companies, and/or directors with a five per cent share or larger of the business. If any of the owners, shareholders, partners, limited liability companies, and/or directors are corporately owned, the names and addresses must include the real persons' names through each layer of ownership.

(2) Provide notification of any felony conviction(s) to the division for all owners, partners, directors, and shareholders with a five per cent share or larger, as required by the division on a form provided by the division. The division may deny certification as a third-party inspection agency to any business with an owner, partner, director, and/or shareholder who has a felony conviction.

(3) Provide notification of any owners, shareholders, partners, limited liability companies, and/or directors who also have a five per cent share or larger in any manufactured home installation company, manufactured home retail lot, manufactured home development, manufactured home park, manufactured home manufacturer, or manufactured home equipment supplier. If any of the owners, shareholders, partners, limited liability companies, and/or directors are corporately owned, the names and addresses must include the real persons' names through each layer of ownership. The division may limit the jurisdictional area where the third- party inspection agencies may perform plan review or inspections of manufactured homes or deny certification as a third -party inspection agency based upon a conflict of interest.

(C) Third- party inspection agencies shall apply to the division for certification on a form approved by the division. Principals of a third- party inspection agency are required to have at least two years' experience in inspecting manufactured homes, have inspected at least fifteen manufactured homes, which must be verified by a previous employer who is certified as an inspection agency with the division, or other experience as approved by the division.

(D) Each third- party inspection agency shall be required to provide, within twenty-four hours of issuing a permit, updates to the seal report or any other information that is requested by the division as it relates to activities pursuant to this chapter for public viewing on the department's website at www.com.ohio.gov.

(E) Any third- party agency that enforces division rules shall notify the division of changes in personnel within thirty calendar days after such personnel changes have been made. Each third-party agency must have a minimum of one inspector certified by the division, a back-up inspector certified by the division, and an ESI as either employees or under contract .

(F) Third- party inspectors .

(1) Inspectors for certified third- party inspection agencies are subject to all the requirements for inspectors in rule 4781-7-02 of the Administrative Code. Inspectors for certified third-party inspection agencies can inspect the installation of a manufactured home and any elements that deal with installation of a manufactured home that are under the jurisdiction of the division and conduct plans reviews of the installation of manufactured homes.

(2) Third- party inspectors shall be held to the ethics standards for inspectors in accordance with rule 4781-7-06 of the Administrative Code. Third- party agencies that are not subject to the standards of the state ethics laws, including Chapter 102. of the Revised Code, shall be held to rule 4781-7-06 of the Administrative Code.

(G) A third-party inspection agency's certification is effective for three years. Each certified third-party inspection agency shall apply for renewal and pay a nonrefundable renewal fee in an amount set forth in paragraph (K) of this rule prior to the expiration date of the certification. All applications for renewal of expired certifications shall be processed as renewals during the one-year period following expiration. All applications for renewal of expired certifications submitted more than one year following the expiration shall be processed as a new application. The agency shall not perform any duties for which a certification is required while expired.

(H) A third- party inspection agency must maintain insurance and/or bonding requirements as prescribed by the division during the duration of the certification period. Failure to do so will cause the certification to be placed on inactive status, during which the agency shall not perform any duties for which a certification is required.

(I) No certified third- party inspection agency may contract with any political subdivision within the state to be the sole provider of manufactured home installation inspections or manufactured homes plan review.

(J) After an investigation, if a finding of facts establishes that a third- party inspection agency or any of its employees has not complied with Chapter 4781. of the Revised Code or the rules promulgated thereunder, the division may suspend or revoke the third- party agency's certification. The division may initiate an investigation on its own motion or upon receipt of a complaint. If the division proposes to suspend or revoke the agency's certification, the division shall conduct a hearing pursuant to Chapter 119. of the Revised Code. If the division finds that the third-party employee inspector or the third-party inspection agency has violated the rules, the division may suspend, revoke, issue a fine, or do a combination thereof. Any fine imposed cannot exceed one thousand dollars per day per violation. A third-party inspection agency shall return any certification and identification cards to the division within three business days after receipt of the division's order of revocation.

(K) Fees.

(1) The non-refundable fee for application or renewal for certification of a third- party inspection agency shall be three hundred dollars for each.

(2) Fees shall be made payable by check or money order to "Treasurer, State of Ohio," or by credit card. Any payment of fees may be subject to a convenience fee as charged to the division.


Effective: 1/20/2020
Five Year Review (FYR) Dates: 8/27/2019 and 01/20/2025
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 4781.04, 4781.14
Rule Amplifies: 4781.04, 4781.06, 4781.07, 4781.121, 4781.14
Prior Effective Dates: 01/01/2007, 01/01/2010, 06/02/2011, 12/01/2012

4781-7-06 Code of ethics for certified inspectors.

(A) General.

(1) To safeguard the health, safety, and welfare of the public and the state of Ohio and to maintain integrity and high standards of skills and practice in the industry, manufactured home inspectors shall follow the rules of professional conduct under Chapter 4781. of the Revised Code and the rules promulgated thereunder, which shall be binding upon every person holding a certification as a manufactured home inspector in Ohio. In addition, certified manufactured home inspectors are required to meet the ethics of the state of Ohio ethics standards under Chapter 102. of the Revised Code.

(2) The manufactured home inspectors certified by the division are presumed to have knowledge of Chapter 4781. of the Revised Code and the rules promulgated thereunder regarding the installation of manufactured homes and the standards of conduct under this rule for certified manufactured home inspectors, and the certified manufactured home inspectors shall be forthright and candid in statements or written responses to the division or its representatives on matters pertaining to professional conduct.

(B) Code of ethics for certified manufactured home inspectors .

(1) The manufactured home inspector shall protect the health, safety, and welfare of the public and his or her colleagues in the performance of his or her professional duties. If a situation arises that threatens the health, safety, or welfare of the public or the certified manufactured home inspector's colleagues, the certified manufactured home inspector shall:

(a) Advise the licensed installer immediately and provide the installer an opportunity for timely correction of the violation(s);

(b) Notify the proper authority; and

(c) Notify the division within one business day.

(2) The certified manufactured home inspector shall undertake only those assignments that the certified manufactured home inspector is qualified by training, education, and experience to perform. If the competence of a certified manufactured home inspector comes into question, the certified manufactured home inspector shall cooperate in any investigation by the division.

(3) The certified manufactured home inspector shall be completely objective in any professional report, statement, or testimony.

(4) The certified manufactured home inspector shall at all times act with complete integrity for each client and shall be honest in all dealings with customers, the division, his or her colleagues, and the public.

(5) The certified manufactured home inspector shall respond promptly to all complaints.

(6) The certified manufactured home inspector shall keep current knowledge of the products, methods, techniques, and technology associated with the installation of manufactured homes and with related inspection practices.

(7) The certified manufactured home inspector shall not authorize or approve any installation by any non-homeowner other than a manufactured home installer licensed by the division.

(8) The certified manufactured home inspector who has knowledge or reason to believe that another person is violating any of the provisions of Chapter 4781. of the Revised Code or any provision of the rules promulgated thereunder shall immediately notify the division in writing.

(9) The certified manufactured home inspector shall not directly or indirectly receive, solicit, or request anything of value except normal, legal, and customary compensation for professional employment and services.

(10) The certified manufactured home inspector shall not falsify or misrepresent his or her professional qualifications, and shall not misrepresent or exaggerate his or her responsibilities, skills, or competency.

(11) The certified manufactured home inspector shall conduct every inspection in a professional manner with respect to the property being inspected. The certified manufactured home inspector shall not be required to perform any destructive testing.

(12) The certified manufactured home inspector shall not pass judgment on the value of a manufactured home or property or recommend the purchase of a manufactured home or property.

(13) Misrepresent his or her qualifications to the division in an application for certification under Chapter 4781. of the Revised Code or the rules promulgated thereunder.

(14) Certified manufactured home inspectors shall avoid conflicts of interest or activities that compromise or appear to compromise professional independence, objectivity, or inspection and/or plans review integrity.

(15) Certified manufactured home inspectors shall not inspect properties in which they have or expect to have a financial interest.

(16) Certified manufactured home inspectors shall not inspect properties under contingent arrangements whereby any compensation or future referrals are dependent on the certified manufactured home inspector approving the plans or issuing an inspection seal or issuing a temporary inspection seal and temporary occupancy permit or on the sale of a property.

(17) Certified manufactured home inspectors shall not accept compensation directly or indirectly for recommending contractors, services, or products to inspection clients or other parties having an interest in the manufactured home business or the related services or parties.

(18) Certified manufactured home inspectors shall not repair, replace, or upgrade a system or component of a manufactured home, or perform any other service not relating to an inspection of a manufactured home, for compensation or otherwise, for one year before or after the inspection for that property.

(C) Conviction of a felony or the revocation or suspension of a certification or license in another jurisdiction for conduct that would violate Chapter 4781. of the Revised Code or the rules promulgated thereunder if it occurred in the state of Ohio may be grounds for the division to charge the inspector with a violation of this rule.

(D) Each certified manufactured home inspector shall keep a true and accurate record of all inspections and business transactions relevant to the enforcement of Chapter 4781. of the Revised Code and the rules promulgated thereunder in the certified manufactured home inspector's business office. Such records shall be available during normal business hours for inspection and copying by the division, its staff, or its designee.

(E) The division may conduct a hearing pursuant to Chapter 119. of the Revised Code when any Ohio certified manufactured home inspector violates the division's rules. If the division finds that the inspector has violated the rules, the division may suspend, revoke, issue a fine, or do a combination thereof. Any fine imposed cannot exceed one thousand dollars per violation per day . An Ohio certified manufactured home inspector shall return his or her certification and identification card to the division within three business days after receipt of the division's order revoking the certification of the inspector .


Effective: 1/20/2020
Five Year Review (FYR) Dates: 8/27/2019 and 01/20/2025
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 4781.04, 4781.14
Rule Amplifies: 4781.04, 4781.121, 4781.14
Prior Effective Dates: 01/01/2007, 01/01/2010, 06/02/2011, 12/01/2012

4781-7-07 [Rescinded] Commission appeals.


Effective: 1/20/2020
Five Year Review (FYR) Dates: 8/27/2019
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 4781.04
Rule Amplifies: 4781.04
Prior Effective Dates: 01/01/2007, 01/01/2010

4781-7-08 Duties and powers of the authority having jurisdiction.

(A) General.

(1) "Authority having jurisdiction" shall have the same meaning as defined in paragraph (B)(12) of rule 4781-6-03 of the Administrative Code.

(2) When under contract pursuant to paragraph (F) of rule 4781-07-01 of the Administrative Code, the authority having jurisdiction shall enforce Chapter 4781. of the Revised Code and the rules promulgated thereunder. The authority having jurisdiction and the inspector shall:

(a) Render interpretations of Chapter 4781. of the Revised Code and the rules promulgated thereunder. Such interpretations, policies, and procedures adopted by the authority having jurisdiction shall comply with the intent and purpose of Chapter 4781. of the Revised Code and the rules promulgated thereunder. Where there is a specific conflict, the division's interpretations of its statutes or rules shall be binding on the authority having jurisdiction.

(b) Adopt policies and procedures to clarify the application of Chapter 4781. of the Revised Code and the rules promulgated thereunder. Such policies and procedures shall not waive any of the requirements under Chapter 4781. of the Revised Code and the rules promulgated thereunder.

(B) Applications for permits and plans review.

(1) The authority having jurisdiction shall receive permit applications, review plans, and issue permits for the installation of manufactured homes in compliance with the provisions of Chapter 4781. of the Revised Code and the rules promulgated thereunder.

(2) The authority having jurisdiction shall issue all permits, approvals of plan reviews, directives, and/or all necessary notices or orders to ensure compliance with Chapter 4781. of the Revised Code and the rules promulgated thereunder.

(3) The authority having jurisdiction shall charge fees for permits, inspections, and plans review as set forth in rule 4781-7-10 of the Administrative Code unless alternate fees have been preapproved in writing by the division.

(C) Inspection authority.

The authority having jurisdiction shall make all the required inspections and shall accept or reject any reports of inspection by approved agencies or by the person responsible for the installation of the manufactured home. Reports of inspections shall be in writing and be signed by the responsible officer of the approved agency or by the responsible person or approved agency.

(D) Identification. The inspector, upon request, shall present his or her division approved credential when inspecting the installation of manufactured homes.

(E) Right of entry. Where it is necessary to make an inspection to enforce the provisions of Chapter 4781. of the Revised Code and the rules promulgated thereunder, or where the inspector has reasonable cause to believe that there exists in a manufactured home a condition in violation of Chapter 4781. of the Revised Code or the rules promulgated thereunder that renders the manufactured home unsafe, dangerous, or hazardous, the inspector shall be authorized to enter the manufactured home to inspect or perform his or her duties imposed by Chapter 4781. of the Revised Code or the rules promulgated thereunder, provided that credentials be presented and entry be requested of the installer, the owner, or other person having charge or control of the manufactured home. If entry is refused, the inspector shall have recourse to seek remedies provided by law to obtain entry and shall not enter until proper approval is granted.

(F) The authority having jurisdiction shall keep official records of applications received, permits and seals issued, fees collected, reports of inspections, and notices and orders issued. Such records shall be retained pursuant to the records retention policy of the division. Upon termination of certification, all records must be delivered to the division's office as prescribed.

(G) Approved materials and equipment. Materials, equipment, and devices approved by the inspector shall be installed in accordance with such approval. Used materials equipment and devices shall not be reused unless approved by the inspector.

(H) Other designs, installations, or equipment.

(1) Alternative materials, design, and methods of installation or equipment.

(a) These rules do not prohibit the installation of any material or prohibit any design or method of installation that has not been specifically prescribed by Chapter 4781. of the Revised Code and the rules promulgated thereunder, as long as any alternative method, design, or material has been approved by the division and is in accordance with this chapter and meets or exceeds the minimum requirements adopted by the department of housing and urban development (HUD) and set forth in 24 C.F.R. 3285.

(b) Alternative materials, designs, or methods of installation shall be approved by the division only if the division determines that the proposed material, design, or method complies with the intent and the purpose of the provisions of Chapter 4781. of the Revised Code or the rules promulgated thereunder, and that the material, design, or method is being used for the purpose intended and is at least the equivalent of the standards prescribed in Chapter 4781. of the Revised Code and the rules promulgated thereunder and meets or exceeds the minimum requirements adopted by HUD and set forth in 24 C.F.R. 3285.

(c) Compliance with specific performance-based provisions of the HUD Manufactured Home Construction Safety Standards or the residential code of Ohio in lieu of specific requirements of these rules may be permitted as an alternative.

(2) Tests.

(a) Whenever there is insufficient evidence for compliance with the provisions of Chapter 4781. of the Revised Code and the rules promulgated thereunder or evidence that a material, design, or method does not conform to the requirements of Chapter 4781. of the Revised Code and the rules promulgated thereunder, the inspector or the division shall have authority to require tests of the proposed material, design, or method for evidence of compliance at no expense to the jurisdiction.

(b) Test methods shall be as specified in Chapter 4781. of the Revised Code and the rules promulgated thereunder or by other recognized test standards.

(c) Tests shall be performed by an agency approved by the Ohio board of building standards, HUD, or the division. In the absence of recognized and accepted test methods, the inspector or the division shall approve the testing procedures.

(d) Reports of tests shall be retained by the authority having jurisdiction in accordance with the records retention policy of the division.

(3) Submission of a valid research report from an evaluation service that supports the efficacy of use of any material, appliance, equipment, or method not specifically provided for in Chapter 4781. of the Revised Code and the rules promulgated thereunder, or that demonstrates compliance with Chapter 4781. of the Revised Code and the rules promulgated thereunder may be used as evidence of compliance with Chapter 4781. of the Revised Code and the rules promulgated thereunder.


Effective: 1/20/2020
Five Year Review (FYR) Dates: 8/27/2019 and 01/20/2025
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 4781.04, 4781.14
Rule Amplifies: 4781.04, 4781.06, 4781.07, 4781.14
Prior Effective Dates: 01/01/2007, 01/01/2010, 12/01/2012

4781-7-09 Applications for permit, plans review, and inspection seals.

(A) The division shall issue written permits, perform plans reviews, and conduct inspections for manufactured homes. A permit shall not be valid unless the permit is in writing and the non-refundable fees for inspections and the inspection seal have been paid .

(B) Any owner or installer or authorized agent of the owner or installer who intends to install a manufactured home or cause any work to be done on a manufactured home that is regulated by Chapter 4781. of the Revised Code or the rules promulgated thereunder, shall first make application for a permit and submit plans for approval .

(C) The application shall:

(1) Identify and describe the work to be covered by the permit for which application is made;

(2) Describe the land on which the proposed work is to be done by legal description, street address, or similar description that will readily identify and definitively locate the proposed home site;

(3) Be accompanied by a foundation design, the plans to be approved, if any, and any other information as required by the division;

(4) Be signed by the applicant or the applicant's agent;

(5) Identify the installer or installers by name and license number; and

(6) Any other information required by the division.

(D) Plans review. The division shall examine or cause to be examined applications for permits and amendments to permits within a reasonable time after filing. If the application or other documents do not conform to the requirements of the pertinent laws, the division shall reject the application in writing and state the reasons for the rejection. If the division is satisfied that the work conforms to the requirements of Chapter 4781. of the Revised Code and the rules promulgated thereunder , the division shall issue a permit as soon as practicable.

(E) Time limitations. An application for a permit for any proposed work shall be deemed to have been abandoned after sixty days from the date of filing, unless the application has been pursued in good faith or a written permit has been issued; except the division may grant one extension of time in writing not to exceed sixty days. The extension shall be requested in writing and good cause demonstrated.

(F) Validity. The issuance or granting of a written permit shall not be construed as an approval of any violation of any of the provisions of these rules or of any other local ordinance or regulation. Permits presuming to give authority to violate Chapter 4781. of the Revised Code, the rules promulgated thereunder, or any other local ordinances or regulations shall not be valid. The issuance of a written permit based on approved plans, alternative design, or the manufacturer's installation manual and/or any other documents approved by the division shall not prevent the certified manufactured homes inspector from requiring the correction of errors in the approved plans, alternative design, or the manufacturer's installation manual and/or any other documents approved by the division. The inspector may prohibit occupancy of a manufactured home that is in violation of Chapter 4781. of the Revised Code or the rules promulgated thereunder .

(G) Expiration. Every permit shall become invalid after one hundred eighty days from the date of issuance or if the work authorized by a permit is suspended or abandoned for a period of more than sixty days after the date the work is commenced. The permit holder may request an extension of time to commence or finish the work authorized by the permit. Any extension of time is at the sole discretion of the division, and the request for the extension shall be made in accordance with applicable laws or the division's rules, policies, or procedures and shall not exceed one hundred eighty days.

(H) Suspension or revocation of a permit. In accordance with these rules, the inspector may suspend or revoke a permit issued under Chapter 4781. of the Revised Code or the rules promulgated thereunder, wherever the permit was issued in error, on the basis of incorrect, inaccurate, or incomplete information, or in violation of any of the provisions of Chapter 4781. of the Revised Code or the rules promulgated thereunder. All fees for inspections, permits, and/or inspection seals are non-refundable.

(I) Placement of permit. The manufactured home installation permit shall be conspicuously displayed on the front window of the manufactured home and the installation permit can be seen from a distance of twenty-five feet facing the frontage roadway, drive, or right of way. The installation permit shall be kept on the installation site until the inspector has issued and placed the inspection seal. Any plans, specifications, manufacturer's installation manuals, manufacturer's equipment specification sheets, cut-sheets, or any other documents pertinent to the installation of the manufactured home shall be kept on site for the inspector's review and use in the inspections to ensure that the manufactured home installation complies with the division's rules. The installer and the inspector shall agree on the placement of these documents to be kept on site in a secured and safe location. It is the responsibility of the installer to communicate with the inspector on the placement of these documents.

(J) Installation documents. The division may require the person applying for the permit to provide the original and a copy of the approved plans, approved alternative designs, or a copy of the manufacturer's installation manual or any other installation documents the division requests with each application for a permit. For the purpose of this rule, the term "installation documents" means, but is not limited to, floor plans and/or foundation design details. Designs contained in this standard, prepared by the manufactured home manufacturer's design approval primary inspection agency (DAPIA), or prepared by an Ohio registered engineer or architect shall be submitted where required. Where special conditions exist, the inspector may require additional documents to be prepared by an Ohio registered engineer or architect.

(K) Manufacturer's installation instructions for the manufactured home, tie downs, anchors, plumbing, mechanical, gas, electrical system details, and for any devices or proprietary systems used during the installation or for other equipment or devices installed shall be kept on the site.

(L) Areas prone to flooding. For manufactured home parks, the requirements under rule 4781-12-07.2 of the Administrative Code shall apply. For manufactured homes in flood hazard areas not located in manufactured home parks, the installer shall provide the following information:

(1) Delineation of flood hazard areas, floodway boundaries, and flood zones, and the design flood elevations as appropriate;

(2) The elevation of the proposed lowest floor including basement; in areas of shallow flooding (AO zones), the height of the proposed lowest floor including basement above the highest adjacent grade; and grade;

(3) The elevation of the bottom of the lowest horizontal structural member in coastal high hazard areas (v zone);

(4) If design flood elevations are not included on the community's flood insurance rate map, the inspector and the applicant for the permit shall obtain design flood elevation and floodway data available from other sources; and

(5) Additional requirements of the local flood plain authority or the Ohio department of natural resources, division of water.

(M) Site plan. The documents submitted with the application for permit shall be accompanied by a site plan showing the size and location of the manufactured home and existing structures on the site and distances from lot lines. In the case of demolition, the site plan shall show construction to be demolished and the location and size of existing structures and construction that are to remain on the site or plot.

(N) Before a permit is issued, the inspector shall examine or cause to be examined documents for compliance with Chapter 4781. of the Revised Code and the rules promulgated thereunder, the applicable standards, local ordinances, and the building code. When the division issues a written permit, the documents shall be approved in writing or by stamp. One set of documents so reviewed shall be retained by the division. The other set shall be returned to the applicant and shall be kept at the installation site and shall be open to inspection by the inspector or his or her authorized representative.

(O) Amended construction documents. Amended construction documents must be approved prior to the work being completed. Any work performed prior to approval by the division is at the risk of the owner/installer and may not get an approval.

(P) Retention of documents. One set of approved installation documents shall be retained by the division in accordance with the division's records retention policy.

(Q) Fees.

(1) A permit shall not be valid until all fees have been paid. Nor shall an amendment to a permit be released until the additional fee, if any, has been paid. On electrical, gas, mechanical, and plumbing system installations, a fee for each permit type shall be paid in accordance with the schedule set forth in rule 4781-7-10 of the Administrative Code unless preapproved in writing by the division.

(2) If the installation of a manufactured home has commenced or been completed prior to the application for the permit or the issuance of a written permit by the division, the division may assess an additional fee not to exceed the actual cost to determine compliance but in no case shall exceed one and one-half times the permit fee and the inspection fees.

(3) There is no general refund policy, however, the authority having jurisdiction may establish its own refund policy.


Effective: 1/20/2020
Five Year Review (FYR) Dates: 8/27/2019 and 01/20/2025
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 4781.04, 4781.14
Rule Amplifies: 4781.04, 4781.11, 4781.14
Prior Effective Dates: 07/01/2007, 01/01/2010, 06/02/2011, 12/01/2012

4781-7-10 Fees.

Non-refundable fees charged for plans reviews and inspections shall be as follows:

(A) The fee for plans review shall be fifty dollars.

(B) The fee for footing inspection shall be one hundred dollars.

(C) The fee for final inspection shall be one hundred dollars.

(D) The fee for electrical safety inspection shall be one hundred dollars.

(E) The fee for additional inspections to ensure compliance with Chapter 4781. of the Revised Code and/or the rules promulgated thereunder shall be one hundred dollars per additional inspection, where the additional inspection is performed on a separate trip to the manufactured home from the inspections in paragraph (A), (B), or (C) of this rule. Examples of such additional inspections include but are not limited to: re-inspections, existing footing inspections, site preparation inspections, plumbing inspections, mechanical inspections, electrical inspections, sewer connection inspections, and inspections as required by the inspector having jurisdiction, or as requested by the licensed installer, homeowner, or designee.

(F) The fee for an inspection seal shall be one hundred dollars. There is no fee for a replacement of the inspection seal.

(G) The fee for temporary occupancy permit shall be seventy-five dollars. There is no fee for a replacement occupancy permit.

(H) All fees shall be paid by check or money order payable to "Treasurer, State of Ohio" or by credit card. Any payment of fees may be subject to a convenience fee as charged to the division.

Replaces: 4781-7-10


Effective: 1/20/2020
Five Year Review (FYR) Dates: 01/20/2025
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 4781.04, 4781.14
Rule Amplifies: 4781.04, 4781.11, 4781.14
Prior Effective Dates: 07/01/2007, 01/01/2010, 06/02/2011