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(A) Within 3 months after the effective date of this chapter, the owner, if known, of every nonconforming use shall be notified by the Secretary of the Plan Commission of the provisions of this section. Within 30 days after receipt of the notice, the owner shall apply to the Town Clerk-Treasurer of the Town of Beverly Shores for a registration certificate for the nonconforming use.
(B) Within 5 months after the adoption of this chapter, notification of the provisions of this section shall be given by publication per I.C. 5-3-1-1; public notification shall be published at least 3 times. Any owner of a nonconforming use, other than the owner who has previously received direct notification as provided in I.C. 5-3-1-1 shall apply for a registration certificate for the nonconforming use within 6 months following the adoption of this chapter.
(C) (1) The application for the certificate shall designate the location, nature and extent of the nonconforming use and other pertinent details as the Plan Commission may require from time to time by general regulations to describe the use.
(2) If the Plan Commission finds, upon review of the application, that the existing use is a legal nonconforming use, it shall issue a registration certificate within 30 days after receipt of the application; but if it finds that the existing use has been constructed or altered for the existing use or for any other use without compliance with the this chapter in effect at the time of the construction or alteration, it shall not issue a registration certificate for the use, and the use shall be deemed in violation of this chapter. The action of the Plan Commission shall be reviewable by the Board of Zoning Appeals.
(D) After 6 months from the adoption of this chapter, plus a reasonable period as may be needed by the Commission to act on applications submitted within the time limits required by division (C) above, failure to obtain a certificate of non-conformance shall be considered a violation of this chapter and subject to the penalties provided in § 155.999.
(Ord. 208, passed 12-19-1983)