3737.42 Issuing citation or notice of violation.

(A) If, upon inspection or investigation, the fire marshal, an assistant fire marshal, or a certified fire safety inspector believes that the state fire code or an associated order has been violated, the fire marshal, assistant fire marshal, or certified fire safety inspector shall, with reasonable promptness, issue a citation to the responsible person. Each citation shall be in writing and shall describe with particularity the nature of the violation, including a reference to the provision of the state fire code or associated order alleged to have been violated. In addition, the citation shall fix a reasonable time for the abatement of the violation. When the citation is issued by a certified fire safety inspector or an assistant fire marshal, a copy of the citation shall be furnished to the fire marshal.

(B) The fire marshal may prescribe procedures for the issuance of a notice in lieu of a citation with respect to de minimis violations that have no direct or immediate relationship to safety or health.

(C) Each citation issued under this section, or a copy or copies of the citation, shall be prominently posted by the responsible person, as prescribed in the state fire code, at or near each place a violation referred to in the citation occurs.

Effective Date: 03-19-2003.