3737.43 Notice of penalty and right to appeal.

(A) If, after an inspection or investigation, the fire marshal, an assistant fire marshal, or a certified fire safety inspector issues a citation under section 3737.41 or 3737.42 of the Revised Code, the issuing authority shall, within a reasonable time after such inspection or investigation and in accordance with Chapter 119. of the Revised Code, notify the responsible person of the citation and penalty, if any, proposed to be assessed under section 3737.51 of the Revised Code, and of the responsible person's right to appeal the citation and penalty, under Chapter 119. of the Revised Code, to the state board of building appeals established under section 3781.19 of the Revised Code within thirty days after receipt of the notice.

(B) If the responsible person is aggrieved by an order of the board, the person may appeal to the court of common pleas where the property that is the subject of the citation is located, within thirty days after the board renders its decision.

(C) As used in this section, "issuing authority" means the office of the fire marshal, in the case of a citation issued by the fire marshal or an assistant fire marshal, or the applicable township or municipal corporation, in the case of a citation issued by a certified fire safety inspector.

Cite as R.C. § 3737.43

History. Effective Date: 03-19-2003