Emergency Law Inventory | Full Law Text

Law Number

ORC Ann. 5502.30(B)

Summary Title

Liability: Providing Shelter


An individual who owns a building or other property and allows the use of the building or property for shelter during training, for duty, or during an actual hazard will not be held legally responsible for injury, death, or damage to property. They can be held legally responsible if acting with intent to cause harm.

Full Title

Immunity from liability

Full Text

(B) The state, any political subdivision, any individual, partnership, corporation, association, trustee, or receiver, or any agent, agency, representative, officer, or employee of any of them that owns, maintains, occupies, operates, or controls all or part of any building, structure, or premises shall not be liable for any injury or death sustained by any person or damage caused to any property while that person or property is in the building, structure, or premises for duty, training, or shelter purposes during a hazard, drill, test, or false warning, or is entering therein for such purposes or departing therefrom, or for any injury, death, or property damage as the result of any condition in or on the building, structure, or premises or of any act or omission with respect thereto, except a willful act intended to cause injury or damage.