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Litter Prohibition

Ohio Basic Code 93.41 Notice to Owner to Remove Litter

Upon a finding by the Legislative Authority that litter has been placed on lands in a municipality, and has not been removed, and constitutes a detriment to public health, the Legislative Authority shall cause a written notice to be served upon the owner and, if different, upon the lessee, agent, or tenant having charge of the littered land, notifying him or her that litter is on the land, and that it must be collected a removed within 15 days after the service of the notice.

As used in this section and 93.43 of the Ohio Basic Code, LITTER includes any garbage, waste, peelings of vegetables or fruits, rubbish, ashes, cans, bottles, wire, paper, cartons, boxes, parts of automobiles, wagons, furniture, glass, oil of an unsightly or unsanitary nature, or anything else of an unsightly or unsanitary nature.

If the owner or the other person having charge of the land is a nonresident of the municipality whose address is known, the notice shall be sent to his or her address by certified mail. If the address of the owner or other person having charge of the land is unknown it is sufficient to publish the notice once in a newspaper of general circulation in the county.

Ohio Basic Code 93.43 Procedure When Owner Fails to Comply With Notice

If the owner, lesee, agent or tenant having charge of the lands mentioned in 93.41 fails to comply with the notice required by such section, the Legislative Authority shall cause such noxious weeds to be cut and destroyed or such litter removed and may employ the necessary labor to perform the task. All expenses incurred shall, when approved by the Legislative Authority, be paid out of the money in the treasury of the municipality not otherwise appropriated.