505.551 Withdrawal from and dissolution of joint police district.

(A) Any township or municipal corporation may withdraw from a joint police district created under section 505.482 of the Revised Code by adopting a resolution or an ordinance, respectively, ordering withdrawal. On or after the first day of January of the year following the adoption of the resolution or ordinance of withdrawal, the township or municipal corporation withdrawing ceases to be a part of the district, and the power of the district to levy a tax upon the taxable property in the withdrawing township or municipal corporation terminates, except that the district shall continue to levy and collect taxes for the payment of indebtedness within the territory of the district as it was comprised at the time the indebtedness was incurred.

(B) Upon the withdrawal of any township or municipal corporation from a joint police district, the county auditor shall ascertain, apportion, and order a division of the funds on hand and moneys and taxes in the process of collection, except for taxes levied for the payment of indebtedness, credits, and real and personal property, either in money or in kind, on the basis of the valuation of the respective tax duplicates of the withdrawing township or municipal corporation and the remaining territory of the joint police district.

(C) When the number of townships or municipal corporations comprising a joint police district is reduced to one, the joint police district ceases to exist by operation of law, and the funds, credits, and property remaining after apportionments to withdrawing townships or municipal corporations shall be assumed by the one remaining township or municipal corporation. When a joint police district ceases to exist and an indebtedness remains unpaid, the board of county commissioners shall continue to levy and collect taxes for the payment of that indebtedness within the territory of the joint police district as it was comprised at the time the indebtedness was incurred.

Cite as R.C. § 505.551

History. Added by 129th General AssemblyFile No.28, HB 153, §101.01, eff. 9/29/2011.