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Rule 4301:1-1-12 | Permits - inspection of permit premises and duty of division before issuing.


(A) Examinations and inspections. No class A, B, C, or D permit, except on a renewal, shall be issued by the division until the division has conducted a complete examination, including inspection of the premises, and the division finds that the applicant and the location meet all of the requirements imposed by law and rules.

(B) In determining whether to grant, refuse, or renew a permit, the division shall consider environmental factors affecting the maintenance of public decency, sobriety, and good order, including the number and location of permit premises in the immediate area. If the division finds that no substantial prejudice to public decency, sobriety, and good order will result, it may issue the permit. For purposes of this rule, however, the division shall presume, in the absence of affirmative evidence to the contrary, that the renewal of a permit or transfer of a permit to a successor in interest at the same location will not prejudice the maintenance of public decency, sobriety, and good order.

Last updated May 23, 2023 at 1:45 PM

Supplemental Information

Authorized By: RC 4301.03
Amplifies: RC 4301.10(A)(6)
Five Year Review Date: 1/15/2026
Prior Effective Dates: 1/4/1954, 9/1/1981, 1/10/1999