Ohio Recreational Use Statute

PAGE'S OHIO REVISED CODE ANNOTATED
TITLE XV: CONSERVATION OF NATURAL RESOURCES
CHAPTER 1533: HUNTING; FISHING [RECREATIONAL USER]

1533.18 Definitions.

As used in sections 1533.18 and 1533.181 [1533.18.1] of the Revised Code:

(A) "Premises" means all privately-owned lands, ways, waters, and any buildings and structures thereon, and all state-owned lands, ways, and waters leased to a private person, firm, organization, or corporation, including any buildings and structures thereon.

(B) "Recreational user" means a person to whom permission has been granted, without the payment of a fee or consideration to the owner, lessee, or occupant of premises, other than a fee or consideration paid to the state or any agency thereof, to enter upon premises to hunt, fish, trap, camp, hike, swim, or engage in other recreational pursuits. History

HISTORY: 130 v H 179, 1 (Eff 9-24-63); 131 v 521. Eff 10-30-65.
NOTE: Not analogous to former RC 1533.18 [GC 1436; 108 v PtI, 577(597), 46; 113 v 551(581); 118 v 83; 123 v 84, 2; 124 v 799, 13; Bureau of Code Revision, 10-1-53], repealed 127 v 867, 2.

[ 1533.18.1] 1533.181 Immunity from liability to recreational users.

(A) No owner, lessee, or occupant of premises:

(1) Owes any duty to a recreational user to keep the premises safe for entry or use;

(2) Extends any assurance to a recreational user, through the act of giving permission, that the premises are safe for entry or use;

(3) Assumes responsibility for or incurs liability for any injury to person or property caused by any act of a recreational user.

(B) Division (A) of this section applies to the owner, lessee, or occupant of privately owned, nonresidential premises, whether or not the premises are kept open for public use and whether or not the owner, lessee, or occupant denies entry to certain individuals.

HISTORY: 130 v H 179, 1 (Eff 9-24-63); 146 v H 117. Eff 9-29-95.



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ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Text of Code also available at http://onlinedocs.andersonpublishing.com/revisedcode/ on 11/13/00.