Upon receipt of an application, the board of building standard's certification committee shall review the application and make a recommendation to the board of building standards. The committee may ask for additional information to be submitted by the applicant prior to making a recommendation to the board. If the committee requests additional information from the applicant, failure to submit the requested information within ninety days from the date of the request may be cause for disapproval of the application by the board. After receiving a recommendation from the committee, a certification hearing on the application shall be conducted by the board of building standards. An authorized representative of the municipality, township, or county seeking certification present at the certification hearing may give testimony or respond to any questions from the board. The board shall give all interested persons appearing at such certification hearing an opportunity to be heard and explain their positions. A record of the proceeding shall be made by the board.
Following the public hearing, the board shall act on the application for certification.
Approval by the board of building standards of an application for certification shall set forth the subject matters for which the municipal, township, or county residential building department under consideration is to be certified. After such approval, the appropriate official in municipalities, the board of township trustees in townships, or the board of county commissioners in counties requesting residential certification, shall be furnished a certificate of approval which shall state the conditions and limitations, if any, under which it has been issued.
If the application is denied in whole or in part by the board of building standards, the appropriate official in municipalities, the board of township trustees in townships, or the board of county commissioners in counties requesting residential certification shall be notified in writing of such denial and the reason therefore and to their rights of appeal pursuant to Sections 3781.10, 3781.101, and Chapter 119. of the Revised Code.