5501:2-2-08 Penalties.

(A) In addition to any removal procedures ordered by the director pursuant to section 5516.04 of the Revised Code and at the discretion of the director or a court of competent jurisdiction, a maximum fine in the amount of five thousand dollars may be assessed against a sign owner or landowner for failure to remove an illegal advertising device within the period of time indicated in the removal order issued pursuant to section 5516.04 of the Revised Code or ordered removed by a court pursuant to an action for abatement. Payment of the fine shall be remitted by certified check, made payable to "the Treasurer, State of Ohio," and received by the ODOT, advertising device control section.

(B) If the illegal advertising device is not removed within the period of time specified in the removal order issued pursuant to section 5516.04 of the Revised Code or as ordered removed by a court pursuant to an action for abatement, the fine will accrue in one hundred dollar increments for each day exceeding the removal date until the maximum of five thousand dollars is reached.

(C) If the illegal advertising device is removed by the sign owner or landowner within the requisite time period as stated in the removal order or as ordered removed by a court pursuant to an action for abatement, and the sign owner or landowner subsequently re-erects the device on an interstate or primary highway without first applying for a permit, the maximum penalty will be assessed immediately and full payment demanded by the advertising device control section.

R.C. 119.032 review dates: 03/19/2010 and 03/19/2015
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 5516.03
Rule Amplifies: 5516.01 thru 5516.14
Prior Effective Dates: 08/28/03, 11/14/08