Subd. 1. Zoning Administrator. The Zoning Administrator or other official designated by the governing body shall administer and enforce this chapter. If the Zoning Administrator finds a violation of the provisions of this chapter, the Zoning Administrator shall notify the person responsible for the violation in accordance with the procedures stated in § 12.99.
Subd. 2. Permit requirements.
A. Permit required. A permit issued by the Zoning Administrator in conformity with the provisions of this chapter shall be secured prior to the erection, addition, modification, rehabilitation (including normal maintenance and repair), or alteration of any building, structure or portion thereof; prior to the use or change of use of a building, structure or land; prior to the construction of a dam, fence, or on-site septic system; prior to the change or extension of a non-conforming use; prior to the repair of a structure that has been damaged by flood, fire, tornado, or any other source; and prior to the placement of fill, excavation of materials or the storage of materials or equipment within the flood plain.
B. Application for permit. Application for a permit shall be made in duplicate to the Zoning Administrator on forms furnished by the Zoning Administrator and shall include the following where applicable: plans in duplicate drawn to scale, showing the nature, location, dimensions and elevations of the lot; existing or proposed structures, fill or storage of materials; and the location of the foregoing in relation to the stream channel.
C. State and federal permits. Prior to granting a permit or processing an application for a conditional use permit or variance, the Zoning Administrator shall determine that the applicant has obtained all necessary state and federal permits.
D. Certificate of zoning compliance for a new, altered or non-conforming use. No building, land or structure shall be occupied or used in any manner until a certificate of zoning compliance has been issued by the Zoning Administrator stating that the use of the building or land conforms to the requirements of this chapter.
E. Certification. The applicant shall be required to submit certification by a registered professional engineer, registered architect or registered land surveyor that the finished fill and building elevations were accomplished in compliance with the provisions of this chapter. Flood-proofing measures shall be certified by a registered professional engineer or registered architect.
F. Record of first floor elevation. The Zoning Administrator shall maintain a record of the elevation of the lowest floor, including basement, of all new structures and alterations or additions to existing structures in the flood plain. The Zoning Administrator shall also maintain a record of the elevation to which structures and alterations or additions to structures are flood-proofed.
G. Notifications for watercourse alterations. The Zoning Administrator shall notify, in riverine situations, adjacent communities and the Commissioner of the Department of Natural Resources prior to the community authorizing any alteration or relocation of a watercourse. If the applicant has applied for a permit to work in public waters pursuant to M.S. Chapter 103G.245, as it may be amended from time to time, this shall suffice as adequate notice to the Commissioner. A copy of the notification shall also be submitted to the Chicago Regional Office of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).
H. Notification to FEMA when physical changes increase or decrease base flood elevations. As soon as is practicable, but not later than six months after the date the supporting information becomes available, the Zoning Administrator shall notify the Chicago Regional Office of FEMA of the changes by submitting a copy of the technical or scientific data.
(`80 Code, § 12.24) (Ord. 602, passed 8-19-13)