Sections 4561.30 to 4561.39 of the Revised Code shall not be construed to require the removal or lowering of or the making of any other change in any structure or object of natural growth not conforming to rules or orders of the department of transportation under those sections when adopted or amended, or otherwise interfere with the continuance of any nonconforming use; except that, if ordered by the department, the owner of a nonconforming structure or object that is permanently out of service or partially dismantled, destroyed, deteriorated, or decayed shall demolish or remove that structure or object; and, if any nonconforming use is voluntarily discontinued for two years or more, any future use of the premises shall be in conformity with sections 4561.30 to 4561.39 of the Revised Code.
Cite as R.C. § 4561.37
History. Effective Date: 10-15-1991