307.38 County building inspector - duties.

(A) To administer and enforce any local building regulations or existing structures code the board of county commissioners adopts under section 307.37 of the Revised Code and the state residential and nonresidential building codes the board of building standards establishes pursuant to Chapter 3781. of the Revised Code, the board of county commissioners may create, establish, fill, and fix the compensation of the position of county building inspector in the unclassified service. In lieu of creating that position, the board may assign the duties of the office to an existing county officer who is certified pursuant to section 3781.10 of the Revised Code.

(B) The board and a municipal corporation may enter into a contract under which one entity enforces for the other entity any local building regulations , existing structures code, or, if certified pursuant to section 3781.10 of the Revised Code, the state residential and nonresidential building codes in the other entity's jurisdiction.

(C) Pursuant to a contract authorizing such action, the board may contract on behalf of one or more municipal corporations for another county or another municipal corporation to administer and enforce the state residential and nonresidential building codes, any local residential building regulations, and any existing structures code within the municipal corporations seeking those services. The contract the board enters into on behalf of these municipal corporations shall specify which county or municipal corporation is responsible for administering and enforcing the codes and regulations and obtaining the appropriate certification pursuant to division (E) of section 3781.10 of the Revised Code .

(D) In any county that has a building department certified pursuant to section 3781.10 of the Revised Code and that has a board of building appeals certified pursuant to section 3781.20 of the Revised Code, any contract the board enters into with a municipal corporation or another county to administer and enforce the state residential and nonresidential building codes shall require the board of building appeals in the certified county to hear appeals from adjudication orders pertaining to the enforcement of Chapters 3781. and 3791. of the Revised Code and any rules adopted pursuant to those chapters within the municipal corporation or county.

Effective Date: 07-18-1990; 05-27-2005