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The following words, terms and phrases, when used in this chapter, shall have the meanings ascribed to them in this section, except where the context clearly indicates a different meaning:
BUILDING PERMITS: That license for the construction of a building whether housing one or more living units.
A. "Commercial" shall be defined as any building which is used for commercial activity or furtherance of commercial activity, commonly associated with public convenience or use by a designated group of patrons where such use is directly or indirectly used with promotion of a commercial function.
B. "Residential" shall mean a building solely used for private and personal use generally considered "living quarters" within the total encompassing building area.
LIVING UNIT: Shall include a single-family dwelling. Additionally, a living unit shall be each distinctive living unit within a multi-family unit building.
MULTI-FAMILY UNIT BUILDING: A building which contains distinguishable living units, each set apart from the other although contained within the same building structure. Such application shall consider a duplex a multi-family unit, and the fee for each mechanical permit, each electrical permit, and each plumbing permit shall be assessable for each living unit. Similarly, buildings such as quad-plexes or apartments, shall be assessed a fee for each living unit within the building.
RESIDENTIAL APPLICATIONS: Each living unit. (Ord. 750, 11-12-1996)