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Unclean Habitations

Ohio Basic Code Section 93.60 Permitting Unclean Habitations

It shall be unlawful for any person to lease, let, permit the occupancy of, permit the continuation of the occupancy of, or continue the occupancy of a structure or building or any portion thereof used for human habitation, unless such structure or building or portion thereof is free from unclean and unsanitary conditions as defined in 93.61 and unless the provisions of the subsequent sections are complied with.


OBC 93.61 When Habitations Are Deemed Unsanitary

A structure, building, or any portion thereof used for human habitation shall be deemed to be in an unclean and unsanitary condition when any of the following conditions exist:

(A) Infection with communicable disease;

(B) Absence of the toilet facilities required by law or ordinance;

(C) Presence of sewer gas;

(D) Dampness or wetness due to lack of repair;

(E) Accumulation of dirt, filth, litter, refuse, or other offensive or dangerous substances likely to cause sickness among the occupants;

(F) Defective or improperly used drainage, plumbing, or ventilation facilities likely to cause sickness.

OBC 93.99 Penalty

Whoever violates any provision of this chapter, for which another penalty is not already provided, shall be subject to the penalty prescribed in OBC 10.99

OBC 10.99 General Penalty

(A) Whenever, in this municipal code or in any ordinance of the municipality, any act is prohibited or is made or declared to be unlawful or an offense or a misdemeanor, or whenever the doing of any act is required or the failure to do any act is declared to be unlawful, where no specific penalty is otherwise provided, whoever violates any such provision shall be punished by a fine not exceeding $500, a term of imprisonment not exceeding six months, or both. A separate offense shall be deemed committed each day during or on which a violation continues or occurs.

(B) The failure of any officer or employee of the municipality to perform any official duty imposed by this code shall not subject the officer or employee to the penalty imposed for a violation unless a penalty is specifically provided for the failure.