Ohio 24-Hour Landlord Notice to Enter

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An Ohio notice to enter is used to inform a tenant why and when their landlord needs to enter their rental unit. Landlords are required to give at least twenty-four (24) hours’ notice to enter in any instance other than an emergency.

LawsTitle 53, Chapter 5321.04(A)(8), Title 53, Chapter 5321.05(B)

Notice can be used for

  • Agreed, necessary, or ordinary alterations, decorations, improvements, or repairs;
  • Agreed or necessary services;
  • Delivery of parcels too large for mail facilities;
  • Inspection; and
  • Showing the unit to actual or potential buyers, contractors, mortgagees, tenants, or workmen.

Other Landlord Access

Emergency (5321.04(A)(8)) – A landlord does not need to provide advance notice to enter in cases of emergency.