Businesses operating in the Village of Greenhills will soon be required to register their business annually with the Village. Once issued, the registration certificate must be posted in a prominent place on the premises of the business. Any business that does not comply will be subject to an administrative fine; the property owner will be fined as well. Fines not paid in full within ten days of written notice will be filed with the Hamilton County Auditor for placement of a lien on the offending property.
Unfortunately, many businesses fail to contact the Village before leasing and/or moving into a space. This leads to businesses operating in spaces that are not adequate for the subject business in terms of ingress/egress, fire protection, and other serious safety issues.
There may even be times when the situation is severe enough to warrant Village Council declaring it a public nuisance. Once it is declared a public nuisance, the business may have their Zoning Certificate revoked – if they even obtained one; may have a sign placed on the property indicating that the property has been declared a public nuisance and declaring that the premises may not be occupied or utilized until such violation has been corrected; or may have chains, locks, or other mechanisms put in place to prevent use of the premises until violations have been corrected.