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(a) Purpose. The purpose of a building permit is to determine compliance with the provisions of the Zoning Ordinance. No person shall erect, alter or convert any structure or building, or part thereof, nor alter the use of any land, subsequent to the adoption of the Zoning Ordinance, until a building permit has been issued by the Zoning Official.
(b) Application for Permits. All such applications shall be accompanied by plans, in duplicate, drawn to scale, showing the actual shape and dimensions of the lot or lots to be built upon, its block and lot number as recorded, the date of official record of any lot or lots on which construction is proposed, the exact size and location of any building, sign, parking or loading area or other physical feature existing or proposed on the lot, the existing and intended use of each building or part of a building, the number of families, dwelling units, employees, offices, or other appropriate units of occupancy which the building is designed to accommodate, and such other information as may be necessary to determine compliance with the Zoning Ordinance. One copy of such plans shall be returned to the owner when such plans are approved; one copy each of all applications with accompanying plans and documents shall become a public record after a permit is issued or denied.
(c) Issuance of Permits. The Zoning Official shall issue a building permit, provided he is satisfied that the structure, building, sign, parking area of premises and the proposed use thereof, conform with all requirements of the Zoning Ordinance, and that all other reviews and actions, if any, called for in the Zoning Ordinance have been complied with and all necessary approvals secured thereof.
All building permits shall be issued in duplicate, and one copy shall be kept conspicuously on the premises affected, and protected from the weather, whenever construction work is being performed thereon. No owner, contractor, workman or any other person shall perform any building operations of any kind unless a building permit covering such operation has been displayed as required by the Zoning Ordinance, nor shall they perform building operations of any kind after notification of the revocation of such building permit.
(d) Denial of Permits. When the Zoning Official is not satisfied that the applicant's proposed development will meet the requirements of the Zoning Ordinance, he shall refuse to issue a building permit, and the applicant may appeal to the Board of Zoning Appeals for a reversal of the Zoning Official's decision.
(e) Revocation of Permits. If it appears at any time, to the Zoning Official, that the application or accompanying plot is in any material respect false or misleading, or that work is being done upon the premises differing materially from that called for in the applications filed with him under existing laws or ordinances, he may forthwith revoke the building permit, whereupon it shall be the duty of the person holding the same to surrender it and all copies thereof to the Zoning Official. After the building permit has been revoked, the Zoning Official may, in his discretion before issuing a new building permit, require the applicant to file an indemnity bond in favor of the City with sufficient surety conditioned for compliance with the Zoning Ordinance and all building laws and ordinances then in force, and in a sum sufficient to cover the cost of removing the building if it does not so comply.
(Ord. 58(72-73). Passed 11-21-73.)