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(a) Required. No vacant land shall be occupied or used, except for agriculture, and no building hereafter erected or structurally altered shall be occupied or used, until a certificate of occupancy shall have been issued by the City Manager.
(b) For Buildings. A certificate of occupancy for a new building or the alteration of an existing building shall be applied for coincident with the application for a building permit. The certificate shall be issued within three days after the request for same shall have been made in writing to the City Manager after the erection or alteration of the building or part thereof shall have been completed in conformity with the provisions of these regulations. Pending the issuance of a regular certificate, a temporary certificate of occupancy may be issued by the City Manager, for a period not exceeding six months, during the completion of alterations or during partial occupancy of a building pending its completion. The temporary certificate shall not be construed as in any way altering the respective rights, duties or obligations of the owners or of the City relating to the use or occupancy of the premises or any other matter covered by this Zoning Code and the temporary certificate shall not be issued except under such restrictions and provisions as shall adequately insure the safety of the occupants.
(c) For Land. A certificate of occupancy for the use of vacant land or the change in the character of the use of land, as herein provided, shall be applied for before any such land shall be occupied or used, and a certificate of occupancy shall be issued within three days after the application has been made, provided the use is in conformity with the provisions of these regulations.
(d) Contents, Records; No Fee. The certificate of occupancy shall state that the building or proposed use of a building or land complies with all the building and health laws and ordinances, and with the provisions of these regulations. A record of all certificates shall be kept on file in the office of the City Manager, and copies shall be furnished, on request, to any person having a proprietary or tenancy interest in the building affected. No fee shall be charged for a certificate of occupancy.
(e) Excavations. No permit for excavation for any building shall be issued before application has been made for a certificate of occupancy.
(1980 Code 153.11)