5502.45 Appeal.

Any party aggrieved by the issuance, the refusal to issue, the revocation, or the modification of a civil defense certificate may appeal to the common pleas court of the county in which the property to which the same relates, or would relate, is located. The party desiring to appeal shall file a notice of appeal with the certifying authority setting forth the order appealed from and the grounds of his appeal. A copy of such notice of appeal shall also be filed by appellant with the court. Such notice of appeal shall be filed within fifteen days after mailing of notice as provided in section 5505.44 of the Revised Code.

The filing of a notice of appeal shall not operate as a suspension of the order of the certifying authority. Within ten days after receipt of notice of appeal the certifying authority shall prepare and certify to the court a complete record of its proceedings in the matter. Upon demand by any party the certifying authority shall furnish at the cost of such party a copy of the stenographic report of testimony offered and evidence submitted at any hearing.

In the hearing of the appeal the court shall be confined to the record as certified to it. The court shall determine the rights of the parties in accordance with sections 5502.42 to 5502.51 of the Revised Code, and may affirm, reverse, vacate, or modify the action of the certifying authority complained of in the appeal. The court shall certify its judgment to the parties to the appeal or take such other action in connection therewith as may be required to give its judgment effect.

Effective Date: 10-29-1995