(1) On or after the first day of December, but before the first day of January of the next year, every person who intends to operate a manufactured home park shall procure a license to operate the park for the next year from the manufactured homes commission. If the applicable license fee prescribed under section 4781.28 of the Revised Code is not received by the commission by the close of business on the last day of December, the applicant for the license shall pay a penalty equal to twenty-five per cent of the applicable license fee. The penalty shall accompany the license fee. If the last day of December is not a business day, the penalty attaches upon the close of business on the next business day.
(2) No manufactured home park shall be maintained or operated in this state without a license.
(3) No person who has received a license, upon the sale or disposition of the manufactured home park, may have the license transferred to the new operator. A person shall obtain a separate license to operate each manufactured home park.
(B) Before a license is initially issued and annually thereafter, or more often if necessary, the commission shall cause each manufactured home park to be inspected for compliance with sections 4781.26 to 4781.35 of the Revised Code and the rules adopted under those sections. A record shall be made of each inspection on a form prescribed by the commission.
(C) Each person applying for an initial license to operate a manufactured home park shall provide acceptable proof to the commission that adequate fire protection will be provided and that applicable fire codes will be adhered to in the construction and operation of the park.
Renumbered from § 3733.03 and amended by 129th General AssemblyFile No.127,HB 487, §101.01, eff. 9/10/2012.
Effective Date: 06-23-1994; 10-13-2004