765.03 Issuing ticket for land use infraction.

(A) A law enforcement officer who issues a ticket for a land use infraction under this chapter shall complete the ticket by identifying the land use infraction charged and indicating the date, time, and place of the infraction. The officer shall sign the ticket and affirm the facts it contains. If the offender is present, the officer also shall record on the ticket the name of the offender in a space provided on the ticket for identification of the offender, and then shall serve the first part of the ticket in accordance with the service requirements of the Rules of Civil Procedure. If the infraction is not corrected within the time period specified on the first part of the ticket, the law enforcement officer shall serve the second part of the ticket in accordance with the service requirements of the Rules of Civil Procedure.

(B) The original of a ticket issued under this section or any true copy of it shall be considered a record kept in the ordinary course of business of the municipal corporation and of the law enforcement agency whose officer issued it, and shall be prima-facie evidence of the facts it contains.

(C) When a ticket is issued for a land use infraction and is served under this section, the offender whose act or omission resulted in the infraction for which the ticket was issued is liable for the infraction and for any fine or penalty arising out of the infraction under an ordinance enacted by the municipal corporation under division (A) of section 765.02 of the Revised Code.

(D) No person upon whom a ticket charging a land use infraction is served under this section shall be arrested as a result of the commission of the land use infraction.

Cite as R.C. § 765.03

History. Effective Date: 03-30-1999