4521.05 Jurisdiction.

(A) If a parking violations bureau or a joint parking violations bureau is established pursuant to section 4521.04 of the Revised Code, notwithstanding any other provision of law to the contrary, the bureau or joint bureau has jurisdiction over each parking infraction that is a violation of an ordinance, resolution, or regulation of any local authority and that occurs within the territory of the municipal corporation or the unincorporated area of the township that established the bureau or the territory of any of the municipal corporations or the unincorporated area of any of the townships that joined together to jointly establish the joint bureau, regardless of whether the local authority was the municipal corporation or township that established the bureau or was one of the municipal corporations or townships that joined together to jointly establish the joint bureau. Notwithstanding any other provision of law to the contrary, each parking infraction that is a violation of an ordinance, resolution, or regulation of any local authority and that occurs within the jurisdiction of the bureau or the joint bureau and the enforcement of each such parking infraction shall be handled pursuant to and be governed by the provisions of this chapter. No traffic violations bureau established pursuant to Traffic Rule 13 that otherwise would have jurisdiction over such a parking infraction shall have jurisdiction over it.

The operating costs of a parking violations bureau shall be paid by the municipal corporation or township that establishes it, and the operating costs of a joint parking violations bureau shall be paid by all of the municipal corporations or townships that jointly establish it, in the proportions agreed upon by the legislative authorities of the municipal corporations or townships. The legislative authority of the municipal corporation or township that establishes a parking violations bureau and the legislative authorities of all of the municipal corporations or townships that join together to establish a joint parking violations bureau, by agreement, shall appoint a violations clerk for the bureau or joint bureau, and, subject to the exception provided in this division, shall appoint hearing examiners and necessary clerical employees for the bureau or joint bureau. The legislative authority of the municipal corporation or township that establishes a bureau and the legislative authorities of all of the municipal corporations or townships that join together to establish a joint bureau, by agreement, may delegate its or their duty to appoint either hearing examiners or necessary clerical personnel, or both, to the violations clerk appointed for the bureau or joint bureau, in which case the violations clerk, upon his appointment, shall make those appointments in accordance with the delegation. No person shall be employed as a hearing examiner unless the person is an attorney admitted to the practice of law in this state or formerly was employed as a law enforcement officer.

The fine and penalties established for a parking infraction by any local authority shall be collected, retained, and disbursed by the violations clerk if the parking infraction out of which the fine or penalties arose occurred within the jurisdiction of the bureau or joint bureau. The fine and penalties collected by a violations clerk for a parking infraction shall be disbursed by the clerk to the local authority whose ordinance, resolution, or regulation was violated.

(B) A juvenile court and a traffic violations bureau established by a court pursuant to Traffic Rule 13 shall retain jurisdiction over each parking infraction that occurs within the territorial jurisdiction of the court or the court that established the bureau, and that is not within the jurisdiction of a parking violations bureau or a joint parking violations bureau, as determined under division (A) of this section. However, notwithstanding any other provision of law to the contrary, each such parking infraction and the enforcement of each such parking infraction shall be handled by the juvenile court or the traffic violations bureau pursuant to and be governed by the provisions of this chapter. The fine and penalties established for a parking infraction by any local authority shall be collected, retained, and disbursed by the clerk of the juvenile court or the violations clerk of the traffic violations bureau if the parking infraction occurred within the territorial jurisdiction of the court or the court that established the bureau and if it did not occur within the jurisdiction of a parking violations bureau or joint parking violations bureau. The fine and penalties collected by a clerk for a parking infraction shall be disbursed by the clerk to the local authority whose ordinance, resolution, or regulation was violated.

(C) If a local authority does not enact an ordinance, resolution, or regulation of the type described in division (A) of section 4521.02 of the Revised Code in relation to an ordinance, resolution, or regulation enacted by the local authority that regulates the standing or parking of vehicles and that is authorized by section 505.17 or 4511.07 of the Revised Code, a violation of the particular regulatory ordinance, resolution, or regulation is not a parking infraction for purposes of this chapter.

(D) A municipal corporation or township that establishes a parking violations bureau, the municipal corporations or townships that jointly establish a joint parking violations bureau, by agreement, or a court that establishes a traffic violations bureau may contract with any governmental or nongovernmental entity to provide services in processing, collecting, and enforcing parking tickets issued by law enforcement officers and civil judgments and default civil judgments entered pursuant to this chapter.

Effective Date: 08-03-1992