A.   Certificate Required; Scope: Except for farm buildings, no building or structure erected or moved, or that portion of an existing structure or building erected or moved, shall be occupied or used in whole or in part for any purpose whatsoever until a certificate of occupancy shall have been issued by the building official stating that the building or structure complies with all of the provisions of the zoning ordinance and applicable building codes adopted by the City. The provisions of this section shall apply to and include, without limitation, any change in the use, character of occupancy, occupancy classification or zoning classification of any structure, building or portion thereof. A certificate of occupancy shall be valid only for the use named therein.
   B.   Application For Certificate; Issuance: The certificate shall be applied for coincident with the application for a building permit, conditional use permit, and/or variance and shall be issued within ten (10) days after the building official shall have found the building or structure satisfactory and given final inspection. (Ord. 1988-5; amd. 2005 Code)
   C.   Fee: Applications for temporary certificate of occupancy shall be accompanied by a fee as established in section 3-1-3 of this Code. (Ord. 2018-01, 1-2-2018)
   D.   Certificate On Premises: It shall be the obligation of any person having a proprietary or tenancy interest in such building or structure affected to maintain or preserve said certificate of occupancy as a permanent record on the premises and available for inspection upon request by the City Administrator or building official. Whosoever shall fail to so maintain such record is guilty of a misdemeanor.
   E.   Occupancy Prior To Issuance Of Certificate Prohibited: Whosoever shall use or occupy a building or structure for which a certificate of occupancy is required by this section before the certificate of occupancy has been issued, as provided herein, is guilty of a misdemeanor.
   F.   Misdemeanor Violation; Penalties: Any person violating any provisions of this section shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and, upon conviction thereof, shall be punished as provided in section 1-4-1 of this Code. (Ord. 1988-5; amd. 2005 Code)



2. See also appendix A, chapter 700 of this Code.