4781.34 Owner to repair home substantially damaged.

(A) If a mobile or manufactured home that is located in a flood plain is substantially damaged, the owner of the home shall make all alterations, repairs, or changes to the home, and the operator of the manufactured home park shall make all alterations, repairs, or changes to the lot on which the home is located, that are necessary to ensure compliance with the flood plain management rules adopted under section 4781.26 of the Revised Code. Such alterations, repairs, or changes may include, without limitation, removal of the home or other structures.

No person shall fail to comply with this division.

(B) No person shall cause to be performed any alteration, repair, or change required by division (A) of this section unless the person first obtains a permit from the manufactured homes commission.

The commission shall disapprove an application for a permit required under this division unless the commission finds that the proposed alteration, repair, or change complies with the rules adopted under section 4781.26 of the Revised Code. No permit is required under this division for the construction, erection, or manufacture of any building to which section 3781.06 of the Revised Code applies.

The commission may suspend or revoke a permit issued under this division for failure to comply with the rules adopted under section 4781.26 of the Revised Code pertaining to flood plain management or for failure to comply with the approved permit for making alterations, repairs, or changes to the lot on which the manufactured home is located.

Any person aggrieved by the disapproval, suspension, or revocation of a permit under this division by the commission may request a hearing on the matter within thirty days after receipt of the notice of the disapproval, suspension, or revocation. The hearing shall be held in accordance with Chapter 119. of the Revised Code. Thereafter, an appeal of the disapproval, suspension, or revocation may be taken in the manner provided in section 119.12 of the Revised Code and for necessary inspections conducted to determine compliance with those permits.

(C) The commission shall establish fees for the issuance of permits under division (B) of this section and for necessary inspections conducted to determine compliance with those permits for making alterations, repairs, or changes to the lot on which the manufactured home is located.

(D) The commission shall charge the appropriate fee established under division (C) of this section for the issuance of a permit under division (B) of this section or for conducting any necessary inspection to determine compliance with the permit. If the commission issues such a permit or conducts such an inspection, the fee for the permit or inspection shall be transmitted to the treasurer of state and shall be credited to the occupational licensing and regulatory fund created in section 4743.05 of the Revised Code. Moneys so credited to the fund shall be used only for the purpose of administering and enforcing sections 4781.26 to 4781.35 of the Revised Code and rules adopted under those sections.

Renumbered from § 3733.025 and amended by 129th General AssemblyFile No.127, HB 487, §101.01, eff. 9/10/2012.

Effective Date: 03-30-1999