3781.03 Enforcement - supervision - records.

(A) The state fire marshal, the fire chief of a municipal corporation that has a fire department, or the fire chief of a township that has a fire department shall enforce the provisions of this chapter and Chapter 3791. of the Revised Code that relate to fire prevention.

(B) The superintendent of industrial compliance, or the building inspector or commissioner of buildings in a municipal corporation, county, or township in which the building department is certified by the board of building standards under section 3781.10 of the Revised Code shall enforce in the jurisdiction of each entity all the provisions in this chapter and Chapter 3791. of the Revised Code and any rules adopted pursuant to those chapters that relate to the construction, arrangement, and erection of all buildings or parts of buildings, as defined in section 3781.06 of the Revised Code, including the sanitary condition of those buildings in relation to heating and ventilation.

(C) The division of industrial compliance in the department of commerce, boards of health of health districts, certified departments of building inspection of municipal corporations, and county building departments that have authority to perform inspections pursuant to a contract under division (C)(1) of section 3703.01 of the Revised Code, subject to Chapter 3703. of the Revised Code, shall enforce this chapter and Chapter 3791. of the Revised Code and the rules adopted pursuant to those chapters that relate to plumbing. Building drains are considered plumbing for the purposes of enforcement of those chapters.

(D)

(1) In accordance with Chapter 3703. of the Revised Code, the department of the city engineer, in cities having such departments, the boards of health of health districts, or the sewer purveyor, as appropriate, shall have complete authority to supervise and regulate the entire sewerage and drainage system in the jurisdiction in which it is exercising the authority described in this division, including the building sewer and all laterals draining into the street sewers.

(2) In accordance with Chapter 3703. of the Revised Code, the department of the city engineer, the boards of health of health districts, or the sewer purveyor, as appropriate, shall control and supervise the installation and construction of all drains and sewers that become a part of the sewerage system and shall issue all the necessary permits and licenses for the construction and installation of all building sewers and of all other lateral drains that empty into the main sewers. The department of the city engineer, the boards of health of health districts, and the sewer purveyor, as appropriate, shall keep a permanent record of the installation and location of every drain and sewer of the drainage and sewerage system of the jurisdiction in which it has exercised the authority described in this division.

(E) This section does not exempt any officer or department from the obligation to enforce this chapter and Chapter 3791. of the Revised Code.

Cite as R.C. § 3781.03

History. Amended by 129th General AssemblyFile No.127, HB 487, §101.01, eff. 9/10/2012.

Amended by 128th General AssemblyFile No.9, HB 1, §101.01, eff. 10/16/2009.

Effective Date: 09-26-1996; 05-27-2005; 04-04-2007; 2008 SB192 04-08-2008