3737.41 Citation to remedy dangerous condition.

(A) If the fire marshal, an assistant fire marshal, or any certified fire safety inspector, upon an examination or inspection, finds a building or other structure, which for want of proper repair, by reason of age and dilapidated condition, defective or poorly installed electrical wiring and equipment, defective chimneys, gas connections, or heating apparatus, or for any other reason, is especially liable to fire or endangers life or other buildings or property, such officer shall issue a citation and order such building or structure to be repaired, torn down, demolished, or materials removed, and all dangerous conditions remedied.

(B) If such officer finds in a building or upon any premises any combustible or explosive material, rubbish, rags, waste, oils, gasoline, or inflammable conditions of any kind, which are especially dangerous to the safety of persons or such building, premises, or property, he shall issue a citation and order such materials removed or conditions remedied.

(C) If such officer finds that any building, structure, tank, container, or vehicle used for the storage, handling, or transportation of flammable or combustible liquids, or of liquefied petroleum gas, or the pumps, piping, valves, wiring, and materials used in connection therewith, are especially dangerous to the safety of persons or such building, structure, tank, container, or vehicle, he shall issue a citation and order such condition remedied.

(D) The fire marshal, an assistant fire marshal, or any certified fire safety inspector may proceed, on a citation issued under this section, to seek enforcement by use of the procedures established by section 3737.43 or 3737.44 of the Revised Code.

Cite as R.C. § 3737.41

History. Effective Date: 09-17-1986