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The Health Commissioner is authorized and directed to provide inspectors with citation tags which may be used for the purpose of giving due notice and summons to the person responsible for violations of this Chapter.
(a) Such citation tag shall be put in writing on an appropriate form, describe the offense charged, refer to the section of this Chapter violated, order the defendant to appear at a stated time and place, and it shall be made on oath before any person authorized by law to administer oaths.
(b) The citation tag shall be served on such person in accordance with the provisions of Section 929.12.
(c) The citation tag shall inform the defendant that, in lieu of appearing at the time and place stated, he may, within that stated time, appear personally at the office of the Clerk of the Municipal Court of Clark County, Ohio, and on signing a plea of guilty and a waiver of trial pay a stated fine and stated costs, if any. The citation shall inform the defendant that he may be arrested if he fails to appear either at such Clerk's office or at the time and place stated in the citation.
(d) When the defendant fails to appear within the stated time, a warrant may be issued for the arrest of that person.
(e) When a defendant appears, but does not sign a guilty plea and waiver of trial, the court shall proceed in accordance with Rule 5 of the Ohio Rules of Criminal Procedure.
(f) The citation tag as herein provided, shall be sufficient notice, summons, and legal service thereof for the purpose specified thereon, provided that the use of such tags shall not prohibit the issuance of either additional citation tags or a legal notice of violation as provided by Section 929.12 in the event such violation is continued or repeated.
(Ord. 99-52. Passed 2-16-99.)