(1) No person shall erect, construct, alter, repair, or maintain any residential building as defined in section 3781.06 of the Revised Code, within the unincorporated portion of any county in which the board of county commissioners has created a building department to administer and enforce local building regulations or an existing structures code unless that person fully complies with the local building regulations and existing structures code.
(2) No person shall erect, construct, alter, repair, or maintain any residential building as defined in section 3781.06 of the Revised Code within the unincorporated portion of any county in which a certified building department has jurisdiction to enforce the state residential building code unless that person fully complies with the state residential building code.
(B) In addition to any remedies provided by law, if any building is being erected, constructed, altered, repaired, or maintained in violation of the local building regulations , the existing structures code, or the state residential building code in a county in which a certified building department enforces the state code, the board, the prosecuting attorney, the county building inspector , or any owner of an adjacent, contiguous, or neighboring property who would be especially damaged by that violation may institute a suit for injunction, abatement, or other appropriate action to prevent the violation .
(C) Sections 307.37 to 307.40 of the Revised Code do not confer any power on any board of county commissioners with respect to the location, erection, construction, reconstruction, change, alteration, maintenance, removal, use, or enlargement of any buildings or structures of any public utility or railroad, whether publicly or privately owned, or the use of land by any public utility or railroad for the operation of its business.
Effective Date: 09-11-1961; 05-27-2005 .